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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
Using "Old Cases," District Court Applies Per Se Standard Of Review To Blue Cross Blue Shield's Restrictive Practices In Antitrust MDL
Since 2013, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has faced a series of purported class actions consolidated in the U.S. District Court in Alabama.
United States
13 Apr 2018
Attempted Monopolization Suit Based On Alleged Referral Steering Moves Forward With Court's Acceptance As Plausible Of A Geographic Market Limited To A Single Hospital
Critical to both theories, the district court found that plaintiff's narrow relevant market definition limited to a single firm was plausible.
United States
14 Mar 2018
Physician Certification Group Wins Dismissal Of Antitrust Suit Brought By Physicians
A physician organization has failed to sufficiently plead that a physician certification group caused an unreasonable restraint of trade through its actions to promulgate its certification program.
United States
22 Dec 2017
Despite Presence Of "Power Buyer," FTC Obtains Preliminary Injunction Of Proposed Physician Acquisition In North Dakota
While antitrust enforcement of hospital mergers is well-established, physician acquisitions have only recently and increasingly seen antitrust scrutiny.
United States
21 Dec 2017
Pharma Distributors Trade Association Sued For Conspiracy To Exclude Competition For Its Track And Trace Software
On October 23, 2017, a company that developed software to track and trace pharmaceuticals filed a complaint against a pharmaceutical distributors trade association ...
United States
2 Nov 2017
Physician Practice Acquisitions And Antitrust Scrutiny
After five years of growth through a series of acquisitions, the Washington state attorney general's office filed a lawsuit to thwart and unwind the most recent expansion efforts of Franciscan Health System...
United States
27 Sep 2017
Washington State AG Alleges Price Fixing And Sues To Break Up Rapidly Expanding Health System
After five years of growth through a series of acquisitions, the Washington State Attorney General's office filed a lawsuit to thwart and unwind the most recent expansion efforts of CHI Franciscan....
United States
15 Sep 2017
Dayton Hospital Antitrust Case Comes To An End: Joint Venture Activities Not "Per Se" Unlawful
This case, which had been set to go to trial on August 14, 2017, has a lengthy procedural history.
United States
21 Aug 2017
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
Seventh Circuit Oks Exclusive Network Agreements Between "Must-Have" Hospital And Health Insurers
The Court affirmed OSF Saint Francis Medical Center's summary judgment win in a $300 million antitrust suit brought by a smaller competitor alleging unlawful exclusive dealing and attempted monopolization.
United States
14 Jun 2017
DOJ Anti-Steering Suit Against Carolinas Healthcare Survives Preliminary Motion
On March 30, 2017, in a closely watched case, a federal district court denied the Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings filed by Carolinas Healthcare against the DOJ Antitrust Division...
United States
6 Apr 2017
The FTC And State Of Illinois Solidify Victory Blocking Chicago Hospital Merger
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and the State of Illinois successfully concluded their challenge to the proposed merger of Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University Health System...
United States
31 Mar 2017
Members Of Ophthalmologist Group Charged With Illegal Boycott Of Health Plan
An ophthalmologist cooperative in Puerto Rico settled charges with the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") last week that it orchestrated an illegal boycott of a health plan.
United States
2 Feb 2017
FTC Fashions Creative Remedy To Permit Presumptively Anticompetitive Merger For Financially Failing Medical Practice
The Federal Trade Commission has made its preference known for structural, rather than conduct, remedies when attempting to craft consent solutions in reviewing antitrust provocative mergers.
United States
17 Oct 2016
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
Second Circuit: "C" Is For Comity; Price Fixing Judgment Against Chinese Vitamin C Sellers Reversed
After a merits trial, a jury found Defendants liable for violating the Sherman Act and Plaintiffs were awarded $147 million in damages plus injunctive relief.
United States
28 Sep 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
No Resuscitation Of Hospital's Exclusive Dealing Antitrust Suit Against Competing Hospitals And Physicians
Prior to 2007, approximately 85% of CGPA's ACI transfers went to Deborah.
United States
24 Aug 2016
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