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Mintz's Antitrust Group Covers Third Circuit Reinstatement Of $67 Million Antitrust "Refusal To Deal" Suit Against Blues
Last week, Bruce Sokler and Farrah Short from Mintz's Antitrust practice group published a detailed alert regarding the Third Circuit's reinstatement of an antitrust suit ...
United States
20 Sep 2018
Third Circuit Reinstates $67 Million Antitrust "Refusal To Deal" Suit Against Blues
The Third Circuit reinstated an antitrust suit brought by a medical device seller that alleged Blue Cross Blue Shield Association ...
United States
5 Sep 2018
Antitrust Attacks On "No-Poach" Agreements Between Employers Accelerating
The inevitable class action lawsuits followed, and the companies ultimately ponied up nearly $1 billion to settle them.
United States
14 Feb 2018
A Tie Too Far: Antitrust Class Action Alleging Physician Association Tied Board Certification To Association Membership Survives Motion To Dismiss
The suit was filed in August 2016 by a group of osteopathic doctors against the primary certifying body for osteopathic physicians in the United States.
United States
23 Jun 2017
Antitrust Suit Against Michigan Hospital Moves Forward As Both Sides Denied Summary Judgment
HCHC, located in neighboring Hillsdale County, is also a general acute-care hospital without the higher acuity services offered by Allegiance.
United States
12 Jun 2017
Big Summary Judgment Win For Hospital Defending $300M Exclusive Dealing Antitrust Suit
After fending off a motion for judgment on the pleadings in March 2015, a small hospital in Peoria, Illinois lost on summary judgment in its $300 million antitrust suit.
United States
7 Oct 2016
No Resuscitation Of Hospital's Exclusive Dealing Antitrust Suit Against Competing Hospitals And Physicians
Last week, in applying that maxim, the court affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a suit filed by a hospital against a competing hospital and physician group...
United States
23 Sep 2016
Second Circuit: Aluminum End Users Lack Antitrust Standing; Price Manipulation Claims Against Traders And Warehouses Foiled
On August 9, 2016, the Second Circuit issued a decision affirming the district court's dismissal and denial of leave to amend for both the Commercial and Consumer plaintiffs.
United States
16 Aug 2016
What Have Merchants Gained From Payment Card Antitrust Litigation?
In recent years, federal antitrust enforcers and businesses that accept payment cards have been waging a slow war against payment card fees and the card network rules that protect them.
United States
9 Aug 2016
Federal Court Relies On "Evolving Landscape Of Health Care" Post-Affordable Care Act To Reject FTC Challenge To Hospital Merger
We find it no small irony that the same federal government under which the FTC operates has created a climate that virtually compels institutions to seek alliances such as the Hospitals intend here.
United States
18 May 2016
Court Denies Class Cert. In NCAA Antitrust Suit
The NCAA scored a victory last week with the denial of class certification in an antitrust suit challenging the association's former ban on multiyear scholarships...
United States
10 Apr 2016
Sixth Circuit Finds Possibility Of Conspiracy Among Hospital Network Members
The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday voted 2 to 1 to reverse a district court's grant of summary judgment under which a defendant hospital network had been found to be a single entity incapable of conspiring...
United States
4 Apr 2016
New Class Action Filed Challenging NCAA'S Scholarship Caps And Transfer Rules
According to the Complaint, the scholarship caps are horizontal restraints intended to reduce the cost of essential inputs in the production of high quality Division I football games.
United States
15 Mar 2016
New Class Action Filed Challenging NCAA'S Scholarship Caps And Transfer Rules
In the latest chapter in the litigation wars against college athletics, on March 8, 2016, another antitrust class action was filed against the NCAA in its "home court," the United States Southern District of Indiana.
United States
15 Mar 2016
Rodeo Associations Fail To Wrangle Each Other In First Round Of Antitrust Class Action: District Court Denies Plaintiffs' Preliminary Injunction And Defendants' Motion To Dismiss
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Inc. ("PRCA"), a not-for-profit membership organization, is North America's most prestigious rodeo sanctioning body.
United States
9 Feb 2016
FTC Sets Berks County's Broken Orthopedic Market
Keystone Orthopaedic Specialists, LLC and Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd. reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission last week that they had violated the antitrust laws.
United States
21 Oct 2015
Kissing Camels Antitrust Suit Against Health System Moves Past Another Hump In The Road
In June, an antitrust suit brought by plaintiff ambulatory surgery centers ("ASCs") against a health system, health insurers, and a trade association survived a motion to dismiss.
United States
4 Sep 2015
Evolving SEP Jurisprudence And RAND Determinations In Microsoft v. Motorola
Last month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a pivotal decision in Microsoft v. Motorola regarding the licensing of standard essential patents on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.
United States
21 Aug 2015
Ninth Circuit Upholds Judge Robart's RAND Determinations In Microsoft v. Motorola
The next day, Motorola brought an action in the Western District of Wisconsin seeking to enjoin Microsoft from using its H.264 patents.
United States
17 Aug 2015
EU Court Clarifies The Conditions Under Which Assertion Of Standard-Essential Patents May Constitute Abuse Of Market Dominance
The ECJ was careful to note that the parties in this case did not dispute the patent owner's market dominance.
European Union
24 Jul 2015
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