SAN ANTONIO, Texas – June 15, 2015 – The Academy of Allergy & Asthma in Primary Care (“AAAPC”), United Allergy Services (“UAS”), the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (“ACAAI”), and the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (“JCAAI”) are jointly announcing that they have reached a settlement concerning an antitrust lawsuit AAAPC and UAS filed in federal district court in San Antonio, Texas. No party has admitted any wrongdoing or liability and there has not been any court finding as to the merits of the lawsuit. However, in order to avoid the expense, burden, and uncertainty associated with litigation and in order to resolve the litigation completely and avoid any future misunderstandings, the parties entered in a confidential settlement that includes the attached Agreed Stipulation and Proposed Judgment of Dismissal.
AAAPC and UAS are represented by Casey Low and Richard Danysh of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP. ACAAI, JCAAI, and the other settling parties are represented by Rachel Brass and Veronica Lewis of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. The settling parties have further agreed not to make any additional comments about the terms of the settlement.
About United Allergy Services
United Allergy Services ™ (UAS) brings effective and convenient allergy testing and immunotherapy to primary care physicians; pulmonologists; ENT physicians; pediatricians; internal medicine physicians; and healthcare systems that treat the vast majority of patients with seasonal and perennial allergies. UAS’ complete service line features in-office UAS Certified Clinical Allergy Specialist staffing and training; quality assurance and regulatory compliance; and supply and inventory management. By empowering physicians to safely administer allergy testing and immunotherapy treatment, UAS has effectively expanded access to immunotherapy to more than 60 million U.S. residents currently suffering from seasonal and perennial allergies.