Melissa Hatch

Melissa Hatch

Pepper Hamilton LLP

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State Action Doctrine At The Supreme Court: Take Two

The Supreme Court has a renewed interest in the state action doctrine. After declining to clarify what types of state action are exempt from federal antitrust scrutiny for years, the Supreme Court agreed to hear its second...more

3/20/2014 - Antitrust Litigation FTC FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System SCOTUS State Action Doctrine

Federal Court Finds Actavis Applies Only To Settlements Involving Monetary Payments

A United States district court judge sitting in the District of New Jersey has held that only patent litigation settlements involving monetary payments from branded to generic pharmaceutical manufacturers are subject to the...more

2/4/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Drug Manufacturers FTC FTC v Actavis Pharmaceutical SCOTUS

In The Wake Of Phoebe Putney, New York Passes Law Giving Antitrust Immunity To State Health Care System

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court issued its decision in FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc., 133 S.Ct. 1003 (2013), which held that the state action antitrust immunity doctrine applies only when the state legislature...more

11/1/2013 - Competition FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System Healthcare Immunity SCOTUS State Action Doctrine

Supreme Court Limits State Action Immunity In FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc.

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court reined in the state action immunity doctrine, which exempts municipalities from scrutiny under the federal antitrust laws when they act pursuant to a “clearly articulated state...more

2/25/2013 - FTC FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System Governmental Immunity Governmental Liability Hospital Authorities Law Hospital Mergers Hospitals Immunity SCOTUS State Action Doctrine

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