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Antitrust Enforcement Update: Spotlight On Physician Transactions
At both the state and federal level, antitrust enforcement agencies continue to pursue successful challenges to physician practice transactions. This article summarizes two recent enforcement actions
United States
2 Jul 2019
Recent Indictments Demonstrate Increased Focus On Bid-Rigging In Government Procurements
Companies involved in the government contracting industry should take note that the government is honing in on anticompetitive conduct affecting government procurements.
United States
21 Jun 2019
Sixth Circuit Decision Affirms Summary Judgment Against Antitrust Challenge To Hospital Joint Operating Company's Contracting Conduct
A recent decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is important for competitors involved in joint ventures because it states what mode of antitrust analysis
United States
7 Jun 2019
Federal Court Opinion Reminds Health Care Providers To Assess The Antitrust Risks Of Competitor Affiliations
Federal Court Opinion Reminds Health Care Providers To Assess The Antitrust Risks Of Competitor Affiliations.
United States
12 Mar 2019
Antitrust Litigation Update For Health Care Providers
In this Special Report, we highlight notable trends in antitrust litigation involving health care providers over the past two and a half years.
United States
2 Jul 2018
THE LATEST: Health Care Antitrust Enforcement Remains A Top Priority For New FTC Commissioners
On April 27, 2018, the United States Senate confirmed President Trump's five nominees for Commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
United States
8 May 2018
Optical Illusion: Lack Of Overcharge Evidence Yields Summary Judgment Victory For Optical Disk Drive Manufacturers
Manufacturers of optical disk drives defeated electronics companies', retailers' and indirect purchaser plaintiffs' conspiracy claims after seven years of litigation.
United States
3 Jan 2018
DOJ, FTC Issue Antitrust Guidance To Human Resources Professionals
The agencies issued the guidance to educate HR professionals about how the antitrust laws apply in the employment context.
United States
26 Oct 2016
Third Circuit Blocks Hospital Merger In Key Victory For FTC On Geographic Market Definition
On September 27, 2016, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit handed an important victory to the Federal Trade Commission and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania...
United States
30 Sep 2016
FTC And DOJ Host Workshop Examining Health Care Competition
FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez confirmed that focus on health care competition remains a top FTC priority.
United States
4 Mar 2015
Supreme Court: State Agencies Controlled By Active Market Participants Must Have Active State Supervision To Qualify For Antitrust Immunity
This decision is important for the many state-created entities across the United States that are controlled in whole or in part by market participants...
United States
3 Mar 2015
Perspectives From The Federal Antitrust Enforcement Agencies
At the recent Antitrust in Health Care conference in Arlington, Virginia, representatives from the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division discussed important health care and antitrust topics.
United States
21 May 2014
FTC Reaches Unique Settlement With Phoebe Putney Health System Resolving Lengthy Hospital Merger Challenge
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Phoebe Putney Health System settled the FTC’s complaint that the health system’s merger with Palmyra Park Hospital violated the antitrust laws.
United States
27 Aug 2013
Supreme Court Limits Availability of State Action Immunity from Federal Antitrust Liability
The Supreme Court decision in FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc., makes clear that state action immunity from federal antitrust laws is disfavored, and local governmental, quasi-public and private entities can only qualify for the immunity under certain specific conditions.
United States
26 Feb 2013
DOJ Issues Business Review Letter Regarding Hospital-Physician Gainsharing Program
On January 16, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division issued a Business Review Letter.
United States
28 Jan 2013
Deputy Director Dafny: FTC Focuses On Diversion Ratios, Not Geographic Markets For Hospital Mergers
During an American Bar Association (ABA) program on antitrust and health care issues on October 1, 2012, U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Deputy Director for Health Care and Antitrust, Leemore Dafny, said that the FTC will focus on how patients purportedly react to price increases, as measured by "diversion ratios," when deciding which hospital mergers to investigate further for potential anticompetitive effects.
United States
9 Oct 2012
Resale Pricing Policies Withstand State Scrutiny Again, But Suppliers Should Continue To Exercise Caution
A recent New York state appeals court decision highlights the need for suppliers to continue exercising caution when adopting and implementing a resale price maintenance policy.
United States
22 May 2012
Essential Health Transaction Planning For Providers In Today’s Antitrust Enforcement Climate
Federal antitrust enforcement agencies continue to challenge transactions in the health industry that they view as anticompetitive.
United States
14 May 2012
Recent Changes to Antitrust Merger Review Process
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced important changes to the merger review process.
United States
8 Nov 2010
When Is Most Favored Too Favored?
The DOJ and Michigan are challenging Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s most favored nations contracts under federal and Michigan antitrust law.
United States
26 Oct 2010
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