E. John Steren

E. John Steren

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Open Season on Provider-controlled Licensing Boards

In a closely followed decision with significant consequences for state licensing boards and their members, the Supreme Court in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, 135 S. Ct. 1101...more

4/13/2015 - Administrative Procedure Act Antitrust Litigation Dentists FTC Immunity Licensing Boards NC Board of Dental Examiners v FTC SCOTUS State Action Doctrine State Action Immunity

More Turns in the FTC's Antitrust Enforcement Action Against Phoebe Putney Hospital, Inc.

The FTC’s long-running campaign against Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc.’s acquisition of Palmyra Park Hospital, Inc., continues. In an unusual sequence of events, the Commission first conditionally accepted a Consent...more

10/24/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Certificate of Need Divestiture Enforcement FTC Healthcare Hospitals

FTC Defeats Another Hospital Merger

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent streak of successfully challenging hospital mergers under section 7 of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. § 18) continues. On April 22, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the...more

5/13/2014 - FTC Healthcare Hospital Mergers Hospitals ProMedica The Clayton Act

FTC Formalizes HSR Withdraw and Refile Procedures

The Hart Scott Rodino Act (“HSR”) requires parties to certain mergers and acquisitions meeting specified size thresholds to file pre-merger notification and report forms with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the...more

9/16/2013 - Antitrust Litigation DOJ FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Healthcare Refiling Withdrawal

Price Fixing and Leveraging Concerns Alleviated by Promoted Efficiencies: More FTC Guidance on Clinical Integration

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has provided additional guidance, and comfort, to physicians seeking to clinically integrate for the purpose of, among other things, jointly negotiating payor contracts. This additional...more

4/24/2013 - Clinical Integration FTC Norman PHO Payor Contracts Physicians Price-Fixing

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