Med Alert Ambulance, Inc. v. Atlantic Health Sys., Inc.

Blecher Collins & Pepperman represented plaintiff Med Alert Ambulance against Atlantic Health System, which owned several large hospitals in Northeastern New Jersey, and a competing ambulance company. Blecher Collins & Pepperman filed suit in federal court in Newark, New Jersey alleging monopolization, monopoly leveraging, unlawful tie-ins, and claims of tortious interference arising out allegations that the hospitals owned by Atlantic Health Systems favored its own ambulance service over the competing Med Alert ambulance system by not providing a hospital bed to the referring hospital unless that hospital used Atlantic’s ambulance service to accomplish the inter-hospital critical care transport. The court denied the defendants’ motion for summary judgment and the matter was resolved by agreement of the parties.