Dr. Vincent L. Guinn, an African American Cardiologist, brought a sham peer review suit against Mount Carmel Health and a number of physicians in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Ohio. He alleged two principal federal claims: antitrust conspiracy and monopolization and a violation of his civil rights. Mt. Carmel summarily suspended Dr. Guinn’s privileges after a colleague alleged that he had placed an intracardial device in a patient “pocket” that had broken down and was infected. The defendants sought to have the two claims dismissed for lack of standing under a number of different theories. The Court in Guinn v. Mount Carmel Health, et al., S.D. Ohio, No. 2:09-cv-226, 2/27/12, dismissed the antitrust case on the pleadings, but chose to allow Dr. Guinn to move forward with his discrimination case.