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Cross-Border M&A: Opportunities and Dealbreakers in Europe
Mike Koehler on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Reform
Edelman 5 Step Process for Evaluation of Third Parties
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On November 16, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that the FTC and Pennsylvania Attorney General (AG) will jointly file a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania next week...more
In Baptist Hospital, Inc. v. Baker, No. 11-5236, 2012 WL 1150211 (Fla. 1st DCA Apr. 9, 2012), the First District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court’s decision to certify a class of individuals challenging liens imposed...more
Rockford Hospitals Abandon Merger After Preliminary Injunction Order
The proposed acquisition by OSF Healthcare System (OSF) of Rockford Health System (Rockford) is abandoned after the United States District Court for...more
Two recent lawsuits allege that Blue Cross and Blue Shield entities in North Carolina and Alabama have violated federal and state antitrust laws by engaging in concerted action with other Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plans...more
In a second hospital merger victory in a week for the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Federal District Court Judge Kapala in the Northern District of Illinois granted the FTC’s motion for a...more
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted the request for a preliminary injunction by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), pending a full administrative trial before an FTC Administrative Law Judge...more
In 1989, the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) successfully challenged a proposed merger between Rockford Health System (Rockford) and SwedishAmerican Health System (SwedishAmerican), two of...more
Originally Published in Competition Law360.
Decisions to grant or terminate a doctor’s privileges to practice medicine at a particular hospital are often made through a peer review process by a hospital and its staff...more
Medical device cases are being filed with increasing frequency at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to combat infringing imports. In particular, owners of intellectual property rights on medical devices regularly...more
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted the request for a preliminary injunction by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), pending a full administrative trial on the merits of ProMedica Health System...more
When it comes to nursing home litigation, patient records really are the Holy Grail. Patient records are important in both assessing the initial case as well as determining how to proceed from a litigation standpoint.
The drug maker Mylan Inc. has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against it by both the U.S. government and the State of Texas. The suit alleges that Mylan artificially inflated prescription drug prices, causing Medicaid to...more
American Senior Communities has agreed to pay $376,432 under the terms of a settlement reached with Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller after it was discovered the company was engaging in Medicaid fraud.
St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Maryland will pay $22 million to the federal government to settle claims that it engaged in a decade-long, illegal kickback scheme with the cardiology group MidAtlantic Cardiovascular...more
This week the California Supreme Court issued its most significant antitrust opinion in years, with important implications for damages claims for conspiratorial overcharges under the Cartwright Act by intermediaries in the...more
The Supreme Court of California yesterday issued its decision in Clayworth v. Pfizer, Inc., addressing issues raised under California’s antitrust statute, The Clayton Act, and California’s Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”)....more
In This Issue:
*FDA Seeks Comment on Front-of-Package Food Labeling
*FCC: Radio Station Should Be Fined for Breaking Its Own Rule
*FTC, Florida File Suit Against Company that Sold a Cure for Alcoholism
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Arbitration Clause May Not Prohibit Antitrust Class Actions Or Treble Damages; Limits On Discovery Allowed
*Lawsuit Over Driving Up Rivals’ Costs Goes To Supreme Court
*Supreme Court To Consider Stricter...more
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