The Supreme Court of the United States’ recent ruling in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission held that in order for a state agency controlled by active market participants to receive federal antitrust immunity under the state-action doctrine, that agency must be actively supervised by the state. State licensing boards and other agencies that include market participants should take careful note of the decision’s potentially wide-reaching effects.
Supreme Court: State Agencies Controlled by Active Market Participants Must Have Active State Supervision to Qualify for Antitrust Immunity
By Emily Townsend on March 3, 2015
Posted In FTC Developments, Healthcare Antitrust