Barak Bassman

Barak Bassman

Pepper Hamilton LLP

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Class Actions: A Tougher Row To Hoe

On March 27, the United States Supreme Court, in a 5-4 opinion, further heightened plaintiffs’ burden in seeking class certification. The Court held that, under Rule 23, plaintiffs must “‘tie each theory of antitrust impact’...more

3/29/2013 - Cable Television Providers Class Action Class Certification Comcast Comcast v. Behrend SCOTUS

Just How Much Integration Is Enough: FTC Advisory Opinion Finally Provides Guidance For Competitors Seeking To Collaborate Or...

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued its first advisory opinion addressing clinical integration programs since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Without a doubt the advisory opinion is useful for...more

3/7/2013 - Affordable Care Act Blue Cross Blue Shield Clinical Integration Competition FTC Hospitals Insurers Norman PHO Physicians

Will FTC Chairman Leibowitz’s Departure Change The Enforcement Landscape?

After three years at the helm of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Chairman Jon Leibowitz stepped down. Without a doubt Chairman Leibowitz has been a visible and relentless advocate for restricting pay-for-day or reverse...more

3/7/2013 - Edith Ramirez FRAND FTC Generic Drugs Google Jon Leibowitz Pharmaceutical Patents Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements Watson Pharmaceuticals

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