Physicist Group Must Face Accreditation Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a radiation therapy calibration laboratory's suit accusing the American Association of Physicists in Medicine of conspiring to reduce competition in the calibration industry and drive the lab out of business.

U.S. District Judge Kevin H. Sharp said that K&S Associates Inc., which runs a dosimetry calibration lab, hadn't proved that use of the Sherman Act's “per se” or “quick look” standards were appropriate for its direct claims against the AAPM, which serves as an accreditation body for...
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