It s been said that if you don’t ask for what you want you’ll get what you deserve. Mr. Hooks took that truism to heart.
Hooks v. Samson is about more than the discovery rule (See last week). Here are the other claims...more
The “favored nations” or “most favored nations” or “MFN” concept/clause, while not omnipresent in entertainment contracts, certainly gets its fair share of use. This post will explore the purpose and operation of FN and MFN...more
United States Holds First Round Of Negotiations With 13 Trading Partners Toward An Environmental Goods Agreement -
On July 8, 2014, the United States and 13 other Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO),...more
Oh, how a simple Favored-Nations clause in an oil and gas lease can get complicated, with large financial consequences! In BP America Production Company v. Zaffirini, BP paid Solis a $1,300 per acre bonus for a lease covering...more
The latest issue of Antitrust magazine features several articles on Most Favored Nations (“MFN”) clauses, which prompted me to riff a little bit about them.
An MFN is in principle a fairly simple device. It usually...more
Despite opposition and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina’s claim that it “has not used ‘most favored nation’ clauses in [its] new contracts and in fact [they are] not part of our strategy to use those clauses on...more
Despite opposition and the claim from BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina that it “has not used ’most favored nation’ clauses in [its] new contracts and in fact [they are] not part of our strategy to use those clauses on...more
An interesting and growing debate in the antitrust arena is whether most favored nation (“MFN”) pricing provisions are pro-competitive or anticompetitive. For many years, MFN provisions have been considered a fairly...more
In the wake of the passage of a Michigan statute and regulatory order banning the use of most favored nation (MFN) clauses by insurers, health maintenance organizations and nonprofit healthcare corporations in contracts with...more
Originally published in the American Bar Association on April 1, 2013.
The U.S. Antitrust Agencies Have turned the spotlight on most-favored-nation (MFN) clauses. The Department of Justice is currently litigating two...more
In the wake of the passage of a Michigan statute and regulatory order banning the use of most favored nation (“MFN”) clauses by insurers, health maintenance organizations, and nonprofit health care corporations in contracts...more
In This Issue:
- AUTO REPAIR TRADE ASSOCIATION REQUESTS THAT DOJ INVESTIGATE THE USE OF MOST FAVORED NATION CLAUSES BY AUTO INSURERS:
Over the last several years, the use of most favored nation clauses by health...more
In This Issue:
- Michigan Governor Vetoes Legislation Banning Health Insurers From Utilizing Most Favored Nation Clauses In Provider Contracts
- DOJ Antitrust Division Approves Wellpoint’s Acquisition Of...more
The United States antitrust enforcement agencies — Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — held a joint workshop this week on most-favored nation clauses (MFNs). Through a series...more
On September 10, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a public workshop exploring the uses of most-favored-nation clauses (MFNs) and their implications for antitrust enforcement...more
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