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DOJ Settles Fee-Fixing Suit With Doctors Union

Law360 (June 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two years after settling its fee-fixing case against three Cincinnati OBGYNs, the U.S. Department of Justice settled Tuesday with the Federation of Physicians and Dentists and one of its employees, the case's last two defendants.

If approved by the court, the settlement will enjoin the Florida-based federation and its employee Lynda Odenkirk from coordinating its members' fees—a practice that, according to the DOJ, was often boosted by threats of contract termination and resulted in higher prices for consumers.

“This settlement confirms the Antitrust Division’s determination to...
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