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Insurance Antitrust Legal News - July 2014 • Volume 3, Number 4

In This Issue: - COURT DENIES BLUES’ MOTION TO DISMISS IN RE BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD ANTITRUST LITIGATION (MDL 2406): On June 18, United States District Court Judge David Proctor (Northern District of Alabama)...more

"Health Care and Life Sciences: Affordable Care Act Rollout to Impact M&A and Enforcement Activity"

Health care and life sciences companies face a variety of issues in 2014, including further difficulties with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rollout because of legal and logistical challenges, the potential dampening of...more

Illegal Commission Arrangements: Appeals Court Reinstates Jury's Verdict Against Pharmacy Executive

In United States v. Vernon, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an Alabama district court's judgment of acquittal following a jury's guilty verdict against a pharmacy executive charged with anti-kickback statute...more

When Will They Learn? Doctors Continue to Face Antitrust Charges for Jointly Negotiating Contracts without Clinical or Financial...

Legitimate joint marketing and selling arrangements have the potential to produce efficiencies. This is particularly so, for example, where the arrangement enables the participants to make or market products that they could...more

Criminal Antitrust Update - October 2012

In this issue: - INDUSTRY SCORECARD - E-books: Following its settlement with the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division (the “Division”) regarding price-fixing allegations related to electronic book sales,...more

Criminal Antitrust Update - July 2012

In This Issue: - INDUSTRY SCORECARD - CASE NOTE: FINANCIAL DAMAGES MUST BE DECIDED BY JURIES - SEVENTH CIRCUIT TAKES BROAD VIEW OF THE FTAIA ...more

2011—The Year In Review: Trends in Health Care Enforcement The First in a Continuing Series

Since President Obama formed the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (“HEAT”) in May 2009, combating health care fraud has been a federal “cabinet-level priority.” ...more

Health Headlines - May 16, 2011

In This Issue: - FTC Bars Texas Physician Group From Joint Price Negotiations - Blue Cross Announces Intention To Participate In Florida Medicaid Program - Court Issues Significant Guidance Concerning When...more

Four Things You Need to Know About the OMIG’s Mandatory Compliance Program

Starting in the New Year, it is anticipated the OMIG will start to vigorously enforce its mandate that certain Medicaid providers adopt and implement an “effective compliance program.” Having a so-called paper compliance plan...more

Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in pharmaceutical sector

On 30 November 2010, European Commission officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of a number of pharmaceutical companies in several Member States. Reason was the Commission's suspicion that they may have...more

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