University Hospitals of Cleveland obtains dismissal of antitrust challenge involving resident matching program
Clients University Hospitals of Cleveland
Jones Day represented University Hospitals of Cleveland in an antitrust class action challenging the resident matching program and information exchanges among teaching hospitals. Plaintiffs had proposed a class of virtually all medical residents during the time period covered by the action. In addition to the nearly three dozen named defendants, plaintiffs also proposed a defendant class of most of the teaching hospitals in the U.S. A federal judge dismissed the case, ruling that legislation signed into law by President 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)