County Mental Health Board Is Immune From Antitrust Suit, Federal Judge Rules

County Mental Health Board Is Immune From Antitrust Suit, Federal Judge Rules

ROCKFORD, Ill. - An action alleging that a community mental health board established by McHenry County, Ill., violated federal antitrust law by demanding recoupment of fees paid from an organization that the board found engaged in improper billing practices is barred by the state-action immunity doctrine because the board's actions were foreseeable under the statutory grant of authority, a federal judge in Illinois ruled April 23 (The Advantage Group Foundation v. McHenry County Mental Health Board, et al., No. 12 C 50374, N.D. Ill.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57595).

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