Radiology Board Gets Antitrust Suit Zapped

By Bryan Koenig (November 20, 2019, 8:17 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge has tossed an antitrust suit against the American Board of Radiology, holding that the organization didn't illegally tie its initial board certification for radiology physicians to a continuous certification program because the two are simply one "multi-stage process" in which tying claims are impossible.

Radiologist Sadhish K. Siva's complaint was based largely on a tying claim, under which an antitrust violator conditions the sale of one product or service over which it has market power on a separate offering. But in eliminating its lifetime certification, which is on top of state-level licensing requirements, and creating a maintenance...

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