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Benitez v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-271 4th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to SCOTUSblog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case.

Issue: Whether a multibillion-dollar “hospital authority” that operates in multiple states in a manner indistinguishable from private hospitals can be a “local government” for purposes of the Local Government Antitrust Act of 1984.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 20 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 24, 2021)
Sep 23 2021Waiver of right of respondent The Charlotte Mecklenburg Hospital Authority d/b/a Carolinas HealthCare System d/b/a Atrium Health to respond filed.
Sep 24 2021Amicus brief of Antitrust and Health Policy Scholars and the American Antitrust Institute submitted.