9th Circ. Sides With Wash. In Angioplasty Antitrust Fight
By David McAfee
Law360, Los Angeles (September 23, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday affirmed a district court’s dismissal of Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital's suit challenging allegedly anti-competitive Washington state restrictions on the number of hospitals that can perform elective angioplasties, holding that the regulations didn't violate a dormant commerce clause.
The decision comes after Memorial lodged its notice of appeal to the Ninth Circuit in 2010, fighting the earlier dismissal of its suit against the Washington State Department of Health. A month earlier, U.S. District Judge Edward F. Shea of the Eastern District of...