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Heritage Pharmaceuticals Admits To Generic Drug Price Fixing Scheme
The May 30th charge is not Heritage's first brush with DOJ's generic price-fixing investigation.
United States
21 Jun 2019
Mintz's Antitrust Group Covers Third Circuit Reinstatement Of $67 Million Antitrust "Refusal To Deal" Suit Against Blues
Last week, Bruce Sokler and Farrah Short from Mintz's Antitrust practice group published a detailed alert regarding the Third Circuit's reinstatement of an antitrust suit ...
United States
20 Sep 2018
Third Circuit Reinstates $67 Million Antitrust "Refusal To Deal" Suit Against Blues
The Third Circuit reinstated an antitrust suit brought by a medical device seller that alleged Blue Cross Blue Shield Association ...
United States
5 Sep 2018
Not Just Mergers – FTC Highlights Commonly Missed HSR Reportable Transactions
The the PNO of the Federal Trade Commission recently issued a reminder about often overlooked "transactions" that may require notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended.
United States
18 May 2018
Out With The Old: DOJ Seeks To Terminate Outdated Antitrust Judgments
The Antitrust Division of the DOJ indicated that it will review all of the legacy judgments to identify those to be terminated.
United States
27 Apr 2018
Philadelphia Cabbies Lose Appeal In Monopoly Case Against Uber
In broad language, a Third Circuit panel affirmed a district court's dismissal of a monopoly suit against Uber Technologies Inc. ("Uber").
United States
5 Apr 2018
Attempted Monopolization Suit Based On Alleged Referral Steering Moves Forward With Court's Acceptance As Plausible Of A Geographic Market Limited To A Single Hospital
Critical to both theories, the district court found that plaintiff's narrow relevant market definition limited to a single firm was plausible.
United States
14 Mar 2018
HSR Jurisdictional Thresholds Increased In Annual Adjustment
The FTC announced on January 26, 2018, increased jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended.
United States
29 Jan 2018
Physician Certification Group Wins Dismissal Of Antitrust Suit Brought By Physicians
A physician organization has failed to sufficiently plead that a physician certification group caused an unreasonable restraint of trade through its actions to promulgate its certification program.
United States
22 Dec 2017
Despite Presence Of "Power Buyer," FTC Obtains Preliminary Injunction Of Proposed Physician Acquisition In North Dakota
While antitrust enforcement of hospital mergers is well-established, physician acquisitions have only recently and increasingly seen antitrust scrutiny.
United States
21 Dec 2017
Pharma Distributors Trade Association Sued For Conspiracy To Exclude Competition For Its Track And Trace Software
On October 23, 2017, a company that developed software to track and trace pharmaceuticals filed a complaint against a pharmaceutical distributors trade association ...
United States
2 Nov 2017
Physician Practice Acquisitions And Antitrust Scrutiny
After five years of growth through a series of acquisitions, the Washington state attorney general's office filed a lawsuit to thwart and unwind the most recent expansion efforts of Franciscan Health System...
United States
27 Sep 2017
Washington State AG Alleges Price Fixing And Sues To Break Up Rapidly Expanding Health System
After five years of growth through a series of acquisitions, the Washington State Attorney General's office filed a lawsuit to thwart and unwind the most recent expansion efforts of CHI Franciscan....
United States
15 Sep 2017
Dayton Hospital Antitrust Case Comes To An End: Joint Venture Activities Not "Per Se" Unlawful
This case, which had been set to go to trial on August 14, 2017, has a lengthy procedural history.
United States
21 Aug 2017
"No Shop" Clause Radioactive For Merger's "Failing Firm" Defense
Last week a Delaware federal district court unsealed its earlier opinion blocking the merger of two radioactive waste disposal companies.
United States
25 Jul 2017
A Tie Too Far: Antitrust Class Action Alleging Physician Association Tied Board Certification To Association Membership Survives Motion To Dismiss
The suit was filed in August 2016 by a group of osteopathic doctors against the primary certifying body for osteopathic physicians in the United States.
United States
23 Jun 2017
Seventh Circuit Oks Exclusive Network Agreements Between "Must-Have" Hospital And Health Insurers
The Court affirmed OSF Saint Francis Medical Center's summary judgment win in a $300 million antitrust suit brought by a smaller competitor alleging unlawful exclusive dealing and attempted monopolization.
United States
14 Jun 2017
Antitrust Suit Against Michigan Hospital Moves Forward As Both Sides Denied Summary Judgment
HCHC, located in neighboring Hillsdale County, is also a general acute-care hospital without the higher acuity services offered by Allegiance.
United States
12 Jun 2017
FTC's First Test Of Supreme Court's North Carolina Dental Precedent In New Case Against Real Estate Appraisal Board
Even with a reduced lineup of only two commissioners — the Republican Acting Chair and one Democratic Commissioner — the FTC filed an administrative complaint this week against the...
United States
9 Jun 2017
DOJ Anti-Steering Suit Against Carolinas Healthcare Survives Preliminary Motion
On March 30, 2017, in a closely watched case, a federal district court denied the Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings filed by Carolinas Healthcare against the DOJ Antitrust Division...
United States
6 Apr 2017
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