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Duke, UNC Can't Appeal Immunity Denial In Hiring Plot Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 3, 2016, 11:08 PM EDT) -- The University of North Carolina’s medical school dean and Duke University can’t immediately appeal a district court’s refusal to grant UNC immunity as a state actor in a proposed class action alleging the schools colluded in an arrangement that suppressed wages, the Fourth Circuit said Friday.

In a pair of orders short on details, the court denied a bid by UNC’s medical school dean William Roper and another by Duke to appeal U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Eagles’ February refusal to grant them antitrust immunity. Had Judge Eagles ruled the other way, the case might have been dismissed, according to the...

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