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AOS v ABO Case to Go to Trial

June 13, 2012

Judge’s decision sends case to court July 10 in Los Angeles

The U.S. District Court, Central District of California, granted the American Board of Optometry’s (ABO) motions related to two of the three claims alleged by the American Optometric Society (AOS).  The Court agreed with the ABO’s request for a judgment in its favor on both of the AOS’s state law claims for false advertising and unfair competition.

The Court, in denying the ABO’s motion as to the final claim, simply indicated that the claim will need to be played out at trial.

“The AOS’s obsession with bringing down the process and the profession will not deter us from optometry’s directive to build a strong board certification program,” states Paul C. Ajamian, O.D., ABO Diplomate and chairman of the board.

The trial is slated to begin on Tuesday, July 10 in Los Angeles.

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