No. 10-1665.

641 F.3d 834 (2011)

MERCATUS GROUP, LLC, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. LAKE FOREST HOSPITAL, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided May 26, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John J. Tully, Jr. (argued), Attorney, Tully & Associates, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

David Marx (argued), Attorney, McDermott, Will & Emery, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.

Before BAUER, MANION, and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.

HAMILTON, Circuit Judge.

The First Amendment of the Constitution states that Congress shall make no law abridging the "right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Under the Noerr-Pennington doctrine, federal antitrust laws have been interpreted to protect these First Amendment rights by immunizing petitioning activity from liability. In this appeal from the district court's grant of summary judgment...

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