Ambulance Co. Wants Full 4th Circ. To Revive Antitrust Case

By Julia Arciga (February 4, 2021, 3:48 PM EST) -- An ambulance company on Tuesday asked the full Fourth Circuit to consider reviving its suit accusing Richmond, Virginia, of monopolizing nonemergency transportation services for a local U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center, arguing a prior appellate panel misapplied a doctrine that shields certain state-sanctioned entities from federal antitrust law.

Metro Health EMS argued a Fourth Circuit panel got it wrong in its January decision upholding a lower court's dismissal of Metro Health's suit against the city government and its ambulance operator, Richmond Ambulance Authority. While the panel found the city and RAA were immune from Metro Health's claims under the...

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