Medical Transport Co. Loses 4th Circ. Appeal In Antitrust Case

By Matthew Perlman (January 20, 2021, 10:31 PM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit has rejected an ambulance company's bid to revive its suit accusing Richmond, Virginia, of stifling competition for nonemergency transportation services for a local U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center.

A three-judge panel issued a published opinion Tuesday affirming a lower court's dismissal of the suit, after finding that the city government and its ambulance operator, Richmond Ambulance Authority, are immune from the claims under the state action doctrine, which shields certain state-sanctioned entities from federal antitrust law.

"The Virginia legislature has expressly conferred broad authority on local governing bodies to engage in anticompetitive conduct in the EMS vehicle...

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