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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

AMC Fires Shot In Clinic Battle

Lawyers for the American Medical Center said Thursday they had filed a legal motion asking a U.S. judge to declare the owners of the recently opened U.S. Global Health clinic in contempt of a court order.

The motion, part of a legal battle between the two Moscow health centers, was prompted by an Oct. 5 cocktail party which U.S. Global Health held to celebrate its grand opening and woo new clients, said Garret Rasmussen, a Washington lawyer representing AMC.

AMC contends that some of their clients were invited to the cocktail party, a violation of a court injunction that prohibits U.S. Global Health from soliciting certain AMC customers.

In July, a North Carolina judge issued the injunction after finding there was sufficient evidence that U.S. Global Health had obtained an AMC client list under false pretenses.

Dr. Bruce Barron of U.S. Global Health has denied that the clinic's employees knowingly solicited any forbidden clients.