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Court Tosses Suit Against Medical Schools, Hospitals

Law360 (June 7, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court has struck down a class action brought against dozens of medical schools and teaching hospitals, alleging that their graduate medical education system was at the center of a nationwide antitrust conspiracy to depress compensation of medical students.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed that a federal statute implemented in April 2004 protected the National Resident Matching Program, the medical system that matches graduating medical students with medical residency programs, from the allegations. The Court of Appeals also...
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