D.C. court refuses to dismiss Match lawsuit
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 1, 2004
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently denied a request to dismiss the antitrust lawsuit against the National Resident Matching Program and its supporting organizations.
On Feb. 11, the court denied most of the requests to dismiss the suit.
The AAMC and the ACGME will remain the focus of the antitrust litigation, along with 15 academic medical centers. But the American Hospital Assn., the AMA, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, the American Board of Medical Specialties, Washington University Medical Center and Yeshiva University are no longer defendants in the case.
Jung et al. v. AAMC et al., claims that the Match is anticompetitive because doctors must participate to gain admission to a residency program and that residents' wages are kept artificially low since participating institutions share wage information.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/03/01/prbf0301.htm.