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Surescripts Fails to Curb FTC’s Monopolization Suit, Again

May 22, 2020, 4:14 PM

A federal district judge rejected Surescripts LLC ‘s last pre-trial bid to narrow portions of an antitrust case brought by the Federal Trade Commission.

Surescripts had alleged in March that portions of the suit deserved review by an appellate court since the case goes beyond the scope of the government’s statutory authority.

Senior U.S. District Judge John Bates of the District of Columbia denied Surescripts’ motion for interlocutory appeal Thursday. Bates ruled that the company failed to adequately justify why such appellate review is needed.

“The Court concludes that this litigation does not present exceptional circumstances justifying deviation from the...

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