Christopher W. Carmichael

Christopher W. Carmichael

Holland & Knight LLP

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Chicago-Area Hospitals Abandon Fight to Save Merger from FTC Challenge

After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled on Oct. 31, 2016, that the district court's refusal to enjoin the merger of two hospital systems in Chicago's northern suburbs was based on an improper antitrust...more

3/22/2017 - Anti-Competitive Antitrust Provisions FTC Hospital Mergers Hospitals Merger Agreements Preliminary Injunctions The Clayton Act

Appeals Court Decisions Strengthen FTC's Hand in Hospital Merger Challenges

The fall of 2016 has proved to be a difficult time for hospitals seeking to complete mergers in the face of antitrust challenges brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). After failing initially to persuade federal...more

11/17/2016 - Antitrust Provisions Competition FTC Geographic Markets Healthcare Hospital Mergers Hospitals Section 7 The Clayton Act Trump Administration

Warranties Go Digital with Enactment of the E-Warranty Act

President Barack Obama has signed into law the E-Warranty Act of 2015. The E-Warranty Act, which took effect Sept. 24, allows sellers of consumer goods to place warranty information online and satisfy the disclosure...more

10/8/2015 - Disclosure Requirements E-Warranty Act Magnuson-Moss Act Obama Administration Online Platforms Retail Market Websites

Recent Illinois Foreclosure Decisions Favor Lenders

Since 2008, lenders in Illinois have faced heightened scrutiny and a sharp rise in lender liability claims. Nevertheless, Illinois appellate courts have recently favored lenders by upholding existing statutory protections and...more

5/1/2014 - Foreclosure Mortgages Professional Liability

Chicago Continues to Aggressively Regulate Foreclosed Properties with New Requirements on Tenant Leases

In early June, the City of Chicago passed the "Keep Chicago Renting" ordinance (SO2012-5127), which requires that the owner of foreclosed properties offer existing tenants renewal of their lease or pay expenses to the tenant...more

6/28/2013 - Foreclosure Leases Local Ordinance Municipalities Relocation Assistance Tenants

Lenders Must Comply with New Foreclosure Requirements in Illinois Courts

Mortgage lenders in Illinois are required to use the judicial process to obtain collateral and enter deficiency judgments against borrowers. In February 2013, Illinois crafted two new rules adding additional requirements to...more

3/8/2013 - Collateral Deficiency Judgments Foreclosure Lenders Mortgages Robo-Signing

Product Users Can Avoid Potential Liability

Anyone reading the newspaper lately has no doubt heard about the proliferation of intellectual property infringement lawsuits. Rivals, such as Apple v. Samsung, Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) and Lululemon v....more

9/21/2012 - Indemnity Agreements Licenses Patent Trolls Patents

Lenders Subject to Administrative Enforcement of New Requirements for Unoccupied Mortgaged Real Estate in Cook County

Cook County, Illinois, which encompasses Chicago and dozens of surrounding suburbs, enacted an ordinance on December 14, 2011, requiring that within 30 days after a residence becomes vacant or 60 days after a default,...more

7/11/2012 - Foreclosure Mortgages

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