5th Circ. Upholds Ruling Against Texas Doctors Group

Law360, New York (May 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A physicians group based in Fort Worth, Texas, illegally fixed prices in its negotiations with insurance companies, health plans and other payers, a federal appeals court panel has affirmed.

In a decision reached Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for the most part upheld a ruling by the Federal Trade Commission. The court found that the net anti-competitive effects of certain North Texas Specialty Physicians, or NTSP, practices were obvious and that the group's justifications for the conduct did not bear up...
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