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Citation: "78 FR 4439"
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Director of Civil Enforcement.
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF
Case No 13-CV-21-TCK-TLW
I. NATURE OF THE ACTION
1. Defendant OSCIPA is an association of approximately 350 chiropractors who compete with each other in the sale of chiropractic services. OSCIPA's members comprise approximately 45 percent of all chiropractors practicing in
2. Since at least 1997, all of OSCIPA's members have entered into membership agreements with OSCIPA that give OSCIPA the right to collectively negotiate rates on its members' behalf with payers. Since at least 2004, OSCIPA's membership agreements require its members to suspend all of their pre-existing contracts with those payers with which OSCIPA negotiates contracts.
3. From 2004 to 2011, on behalf of all OSCIPA's members, Defendants negotiated contracts with at least seven payers that set the prices and price-related terms between OSCIPA's members and those payers. Defendants' conduct has raised the prices of chiropractic services and decreased the availability of chiropractic services in