Judge Keeps Athletic Trainers' Antitrust Suit Alive

Law360, New York (September 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The National Athletic Trainers' Association Inc. scored a preliminary victory in federal court Tuesday when a judge refused to dismiss its suit accusing the American Physical Therapy Association of monopolizing the “manual therapy” market.

NATA did an adequate job of pleading the contours of a relevant market in which the alleged anti-competitive behavior can be assessed, and that is sufficient to survive a motion to dismiss, Judge A. Joe Fish of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas said Tuesday when he denied...
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