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Mergers and Acquisitions Takeaways From the 2017 ABA Antitrust Law Spring Meeting

by Perkins Coie on

The American Bar Association’s 65th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting held at the end of March included a number of sessions with representatives from federal and state antitrust enforcement agencies. In the first article in a...more

Government Solidifies Victory Blocking Chicago Hospital Merger

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the State of Illinois successfully concluded their challenge to the proposed merger of Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University Health System earlier this month, when the U.S....more

The FTC and State of Illinois Solidify Victory Blocking Chicago Hospital Merger

by Mintz Levin on

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the State of Illinois successfully concluded their challenge to the proposed merger of Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University Health System earlier this month, when the U.S....more

Health Update - January 2017

Top Five Healthcare Antitrust Trends to Watch in 2017 - Antitrust enforcement and litigation had a big year in 2016. In this article, we look back at the most significant cases for the healthcare industry over the last...more

FTC Wins Hospital Merger Challenge in the Seventh Circuit

by King & Spalding on

On October 31, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit overturned a district court decision that denied a motion by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Illinois Attorney General (IL AG) to block the...more

Third Circuit Puts Penn State Hershey/Pinnacle Merger on Hold

by Cozen O'Connor on

Last week, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that the merger between Penn State Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth System, the two largest hospitals in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, may not move forward at this time....more

FTC Finds Success in High-Profile Hospital Merger Appeal

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Many of our readers will recall the decision from Judge John Jones III of the Middle District of Pennsylvania earlier this year, denying the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) motion to enjoin 551-bed Penn State Milton S....more

Provider Mergers: The Need for Early Antitrust Advice

by Baker Ober Health Law on

Given the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) aggressive antitrust enforcement program attacking provider mergers in hospital, physician, and other markets, it’s become extremely important for those considering a merger to...more

Two New Court Decisions Bookend Antitrust Risks for Integrated Hospitals

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

A Florida federal court recently denied summary judgment to an integrated hospital system hoping to exit a multicount antitrust and unfair trade lawsuit. Four days later, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld summary...more

Antitrust M&A Snapshot - July 2016

by McDermott Will & Emery on

United States: January – June Update - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Department of Justice (DOJ) have been actively challenging mergers and acquisitions in the first half of 2016. In some instances, the...more

Health Law Pulse - July 2016

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On June 14, 2016, a federal district court in the Northern District of Illinois denied a request from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for a preliminary injunction to enjoin the pending merger of Advocate Health Care...more

FTC Wins Stay of Pennsylvania Hospital Merger Pending Appeal in Third Circuit

The Third Circuit granted on Tuesday the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) request for an injunction pending appeal of the proposed merger between Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Pinnacle Health System. The injunction...more

FTC Loses Pennsylvania Merger Challenge in District Court and Seeks Emergency Appeal to Third Circuit

by King & Spalding on

On May 9, 2016, a Pennsylvania federal judge denied efforts by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state regulators to block the merger of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Hershey) and Pinnacle Health System...more

District Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in FTC Challenge to Merger of Pennsylvania Hospitals

by Locke Lord LLP on

On May 9, 2016, Federal District Court Judge John E. Jones III denied a motion by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for a preliminary injunction blocking the consummation of a merger between the Penn State Medical...more

Pause in Feds v. W.Va. Hospital Merger Battle

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On March 24 the Federal Trade Commission issued an order temporarily putting on hold its hearing on the Cabell Huntington Hospital’s proposed acquisition of St. Mary’s Medical Center and Pallottine Health Services....more

[Webinar] How to Survive the Attorney General Hospital Sale Approval Process - Oct. 21st, 9:00am PDT

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

California law requires nonprofit hospitals who want to sell, join a system, or cede control to another to provide an extensive written notice and seek the approval of the California Attorney General. This webinar will...more

Antitrust Enforcement Agencies Release Annual Report Summarizing 2014 Merger Enforcement Activity Under Hart-Scott-Rodino

by Baker Ober Health Law on

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR) requires parties to a proposed acquisition of voting securities or assets meeting certain size threshold requirements to report the transaction to the Federal Trade...more

Five Lessons From 2015 Healthcare Deals

In 2015, we already have seen a great deal of activity in healthcare transactions that is attracting antitrust scrutiny, with mixed results. Among the winners have been Cabell and St. Mary's, which received state clearance...more

[Event] 2nd Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar - October 6, Los Angeles, CA (Early Bird Registration ends Aug....

by Nossaman LLP on

Please join us for Nossaman LLP's 2nd Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar and learn from seasoned industry experts the key strategies for successfully navigating healthcare's rocky shores relating to ASCs,...more

Health Update - June 2015

Examining Fee Splitting Statutes in the Context of Value-Based Healthcare - Editor’s note: One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to align incentives among provider communities and their patients and...more

Anatomy of a Provider-Merger Antitrust Challenge (Part 6)

by Baker Ober Health Law on

This is the concluding installment of a six-part series discussing the Federal Trade Commission's challenges to provider mergers. Following the initial Introduction and Background (Part 1), the series discusses The Need for...more

Anatomy of a Provider-Merger Antitrust Challenge (Part 5)

by Baker Ober Health Law on

This is the fifth in a six-part series discussing the Federal Trade Commission's challenges to provider mergers. Following the initial Introduction and Background (Part 1), the series discusses The Need for Early Legal Advice...more

[Webinar] Health Care Antitrust Trends In 2015: What Is the Government Really Up To? - April 23rd, 12 pm

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division continue to stake out an aggressive health care antitrust agenda — and they have “the wind at their backs.” In important recent decisions, two...more

Anatomy of a Provider-Merger Antitrust Challenge (Part 4)

by Baker Ober Health Law on

This is the fourth in a six-part series discussing the Federal Trade Commission's challenges to provider mergers. Following the initial Introduction and Background (Part 1), the series discusses The Need for Early Legal...more

Anatomy of a Provider-Merger Antitrust Challenge (Part 3)

by Baker Ober Health Law on

This is the third in a six-part series discussing the Federal Trade Commission's challenges to provider mergers. Following the initial Introduction and Background (Part 1), the series discusses The Need for Early Legal Advice...more

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