Short Circuit 213 | Antitrust Smiles and Judgment Frowns

Some property owners sued an arm of the State of Louisiana for damages and won a $10 million judgment. Wow, that’s real money! Except, because the lawsuit was in state court they can’t collect on it unless the legislature gives it to them. Which it doesn’t want to do. So the money isn’t so real after all. They then went to federal court, but the Fifth Circuit gave them some bad news. IJ’s Jeff Redfern explains. When we move to the Ninth Circuit, however, it’s all smiles. The court said an antitrust case could move forward against members of the California Dental Board. Your host Anthony Sanders gives the latest in turning the antitrust laws on the most anticompetitive of them all, the regulators.

Ariyan, Inc. v. Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, https://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/21/21-30335-CV0.pdf

SmileDirectClub, LLC v. Tippins, https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2022/03/17/20-55735.pdf

Bound By Oath podcast, https://shortcircuit.org/center-for-judicial-engagement/sc/14th-at-150-podcast/

Remedying the Loss of a Right, https://ij.org/cje-post/remedying-the-loss-of-a-right/

Jeff Redfern, https://ij.org/staff/jeffrey-redfern/

Anthony Sanders, https://ij.org/staff/asanders/

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