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FTC Victory in Idaho Hospital-Physician Acquisition Case Should be a Wake-Up Call for Future and Past Deals

The ink is still drying on the Idaho federal district court’s order requiring St. Luke’s Health System (“St. Luke’s”) to unwind its acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group (“Saltzer”) – a for-profit, physician-owned,...more

1/28/2014 - Acquisitions Edith Ramirez FTC Healthcare Healthcare Costs Healthcare Facilities Hospital Mergers Hospitals Physician Hospital Organizations Physician Ownership Transactional Attorneys

Game Over — "Unique Circumstances" End FTC Challenge to Phoebe Putney Acquisition

After running the table in the Supreme Court with a unanimous decision and then convincing a district court judge in Georgia to halt further consolidation of Phoebe Putney Health System (Phoebe Putney) and Palmyra Medical...more

9/25/2013 - Acquisitions Divestiture FTC FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System Remedial Actions

“Highly Unusual” Circumstances End FTC Challenge to Phoebe Putney Acquisition

After running the table in the Supreme Court with a unanimous decision, which we covered, and then convincing a district court judge in Georgia to halt further consolidation of Phoebe Putney Health System (“Phoebe Putney”)...more

8/30/2013 - Acquisitions Antitrust Litigation FTC FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System SCOTUS

Are Consummated Hospital and Physician Mergers Now in the FTC’s Crosshairs?

Speaking at an American Bar Association symposium titled “Retrospective Analysis of Agency Determinations in Merger Transactions,” Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Chairwoman, Edith Ramirez, highlighted the FTC’s successful...more

7/10/2013 - ABA Acquisitions FTC Healthcare Professionals Healthcare Reform Hospital Mergers Investigations Mergers Physicians

Supreme Court Holds Antitrust Law Applies to State Hospital Authority Transaction

In one of the most closely watched healthcare antitrust cases in years, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the FTC merger challenge to a Georgia hospital merger, Phoebe Putney Health System’s acquisition of Palmyra...more

2/21/2013 - Acquisitions Anti-Competitive FTC FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System Hospital Authorities Law Hospitals Monopolization SCOTUS State Action Doctrine

Burn Before Reading: Hot Documents and Antitrust Claims

Antitrust law and economics seem like dark arts to outsiders, an impression that antitrust lawyers are none too eager to dispel....more

1/23/2013 - Acquisitions Bazaarvoice Inc Mergers Monopolization PowerReviews Inc Price-Fixing

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