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Arizona v. Maricopa County Medical Society
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The Maricopa Foundation for Medical Care (Maricopa) (Defendant) was an Arizona corporation composed of doctors engaging in private practice. Approximately 70 percent of the doctors in Maricopa County were members. The Pima Foundation (Defendant) was a similar corporation consisting of 400 doctors. Both organizations had adopted a schedule of fees imposing a maximum amount that member doctors could charge. Arizona (Plaintiff) challenged this practice as price-fixing in violation of the Sherman Act. This district court, declining to apply a per se rule of illegality, denied Plaintiff's motion for summary adjudication. The Ninth Circuit affirmed, and the United States Supreme Court granted review.
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