Hospital Service District No. 1 v. Surgical Care Center
- Case Date: 10/5/1999
- Project Name: Civil Justice Reform
On November 1, 1999, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to review this case. WLF filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify the standard governing when cities, towns, and other state political subdivisions are entitled to immunity from federal antitrust claims. In a brief filed with the Court WLF argued that the case deserved review for three reasons. First, WLF pointed out that the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in this case creates a true conflict among four circuits around the country. Second, that conflict centers on a point of federal law of deep importance to federal-state relations and local self-government. And third, the decision below harbors serious errors that require the Court's correction.