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Wilk v. American Medical Association

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
895 F.2d 352 (1990)


Facts

Wilk was among four licensed chiropractors (plaintiffs) claiming that the American Medical Association (AMA) (defendant) violated 15 U.S.C. §§ 1 and 2, also known as the Sherman Act, by engaging in a conspiracy to boycott the chiropractic profession. The district court agreed with plaintiffs and granted a widely-publicized injunction against AMA’s practice of boycotting chiropractors. The AMA appealed the court’s findings and claimed that the injunction was inappropriate.

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