antitrust

By Jonah Comstock 10:51 am September 12, 2016
Teladoc's antitrust lawsuit against the Texas Medical Board (TMB) is still a long way from over, but an amicus curie brief filed this morning in the Fifth Circuit Court shows that the telemedicine company has friends in high places: namely, the US Federal Trade Commission. A quick refresher: Teladoc sued the TMB in state court way back in April 2015, alleging that because the board was made up of...
By Jonah Comstock 01:29 pm December 15, 2015
The judge in the case of Teladoc versus the Texas Medical Board has denied the board’s motion to dismiss the suit, responding to each of three claims that the suit was invalid, originally made in September. In the process, Judge Robert Pitman settled the issue of “active supervision”, a highly salient point in the case. In April, Teladoc sued the Texas Medical Board, alleging that a 2010 rule...
By Jonah Comstock 11:47 am September 28, 2015
The Texas office of the Attorney General weighed in on a motion to dismiss Teladoc's antitrust suit against the Texas State Medical Board on the grounds that there is, in fact, state supervision of the medical board which would make it a state agency under law and therefore immune to suit. Politico first spotted the news. In April, Teladoc sued the Texas Medical Board, alleging that a recently...