10th Circ.: Not Sharing Facilities No Antitrust Violation

Law360, New York (September 30, 2009, 3:15 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a Colorado hospital did not break federal or state antitrust laws when it gave a single provider exclusive rights to in-house nephrology services, affirming a lower court's decision against an outside doctor who wanted access to the hospital’s kidney patients.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled Tuesday that Mercy Medical Center had no antitrust duty to share its facilities with outside doctors at the expense of its own nephrology practice.

Furthermore, the plaintiff's claims were...
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