MedStar Health obtains dismissal of antitrust challenge involving resident matching program
Clients MedStar Health, Inc.
In an antitrust class action challenging the National Resident Matching Program and information exchanges among teaching hospitals, Jones Day served as counsel to MedStar Health. The plaintiffs named seven organizational defendants, including the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, and 29 teaching hospitals. A federal judge dismissed the case, ruling that legislation signed into law by President George W. Bush effectively exempted the matching program from antitrust claims and that the other claims in the case were so intertwined with the allegations regarding the matching program that the legislation required their dismissal as well.
Jung v. Ass'n of Am. Med. Colls., 226 F.R.D. 7 (D.D.C. 2005), aff'd, 2006 WL 1582667 (D.C. Cir. June 1, 2006)