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Target of DOJ’s First Criminal Wage-Fixing Suit Slams Allegations

May 27, 2021, 6:03 PM

A physical therapy staffing company owner facing the Justice Department’s first criminal indictment of alleged wage fixing asked a court to dismiss the case, arguing that the allegations don’t meet a threshold to warrant criminal charges.

Neeraj Jindal, who owns Texas-based Fit for Life Therapy LLC,, said in a motion to dismiss that the DOJ’s antitrust division failed to state a per se offense. Per se offenses refer to inherently anticompetitive and market-harming conduct that need no further evidence of such behaviors’ effects on the market.

“Applying the per se rule in this criminal case, in the absence of the ...