Antitrust Claims Live On In Ambulance Zoning Suits

Law360, New York (September 29, 2009, 1:53 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed several defendants and monetary damages claims from two ambulance service companies' suits challenging a Michigan county's ordinance dividing the region into two zones with exclusive emergency transport providers, but kept federal antitrust allegations in the cases.

Judge Marianne O. Battani of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan dismissed Genesee County's Public Health Department, health officer and Medical Control Authority from suits brought by Patriot Ambulance Service Inc. and Swartz Ambulance Service Inc. in two nearly identical sets...
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