Texas Hospital System Must Face Doc’s $19M Antitrust Suit

Law360 (January 11, 2019, 8:18 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge refused Thursday to toss a doctor’s $19.2 million antitrust suit accusing Baptist Healthcare System Inc. of excluding him and 70 percent of pediatric anesthesiologists in the San Antonio, Texas, area from working at its hospitals.

U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez ruled from the bench that Jaydeep Shah’s lawsuit against BHS had everything it needed to bring allegations of antitrust violations under the Sherman Act and interference with business relationships, according to an attorney for the plaintiff.

“We’ll get a good explanation from the court itself” in a written order expected in the coming weeks, said Weitz Morgan...

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