Hospital Patient-Snatching Case Moves On With Fewer Claims

Law360, Washington (October 11, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi federal judge on Tuesday pared Wesley Medical Center's claims that rival Forrest General Hospital and an ambulance company falsified medical records and kidnapped patients, allowing Wesley's defamation claims to move on but limiting its potential relief from antitrust allegations.

Although Forrest General alleged it was immune to civil Sherman Act and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act suits, U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett determined Wesley could seek injunctive relief and costs from its rival under the statutes, but it couldn't seek damages from its...
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