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The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) filed an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals urging the court to dismiss an appeal of a lower court ruling denying state action “immunity” to the Texas Medical Board in connection with an antitrust challenge to the Board’s rules limiting telemedicine in Texas.  If the court does not dismiss the appeal, AAI's brief offers guidance on how the “clear articulation” and “active supervision” prongs of the state action defense should be applied to regulatory boards controlled by market participants in light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners.

The American Antitrust Institute hosted its 17th Annual Conference "Living with Market Concentration? New Perspectives on Merger Policy"  on Thursday, June 16, 2016.

The founder and former President of the American Antitrust Institute (AAI), Albert (Bert) Foer, received the Esther Peterson Consumer Service Award at the Consumer Federation of America’s 2016 Awards Dinner on June 22 in Washington DC.  The text of Foer's acceptance can be found here.