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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
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
"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
FTC Wins Stay Of Pennsylvania Hospital Merger Pending Appeal In Third Circuit
The Third Circuit granted on Tuesday the Federal Trade Commission's request for an injunction pending appeal of the proposed merger between Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Pinnacle Health System.
United States
2 Jun 2016
FTC Granted 2-Week Reprieve In Effort To Block Pennsylvania Hospital Merger
The Federal Trade Commission and the state of Pennsylvania have two weeks to persuade the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that the pending merger of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Pinnacle Health System is anticompetitive.
United States
20 May 2016
Federal Court Relies On "Evolving Landscape Of Health Care" Post-Affordable Care Act To Reject FTC Challenge To Hospital Merger
We find it no small irony that the same federal government under which the FTC operates has created a climate that virtually compels institutions to seek alliances such as the Hospitals intend here.
United States
18 May 2016
FTC Increases HSR Jurisdictional Thresholds
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on January 21, 2016 increased jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the HSR Act).
United States
25 Jan 2016
FTC Alleges "Three-To-Two" Hospital Merger Will Reduce Competition
Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) authorized an action to block a proposed hospital merger pending an administrative trial.
United States
17 Dec 2015
FTC Challenges Hospital Merger Despite Conduct Remedy Accepted By State AG
Last week the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC" or "Commission") issued an administrative complaint challenging the merger of two West Virginia hospitals that had earlier been cleared by the state's Attorney General ("W.V. AG") following the entry of two agreements between the hospitals and the W.V. AG ("Agreements").
United States
10 Nov 2015
Divestiture Offer Fails To Save Merger Where FTC Wins On Market Definition Based On Customer Type
The case is one of the first major decisions for U.S. District Court Judge Mehta who was just confirmed last December.
United States
8 Jul 2015
Harm To Potential Competition Triggers FTC Merger Challenge
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC" or "Commission") filed an administrative complaint last week challenging the proposed $1.9 billion merger of Steris Corporation ("Steris") and Synergy Health plc ("Synergy").
United States
5 Jun 2015
A Split FTC Accepts Fix-It-First Divestiture Remedy For Cigarette Merger
The U.S. cigarette industry is highly concentrated, with the three largest manufacturers controlling approximately 90% of the market, according to the FTC.
United States
29 May 2015
Ninth Circuit Affirms FTC’s Challenge To Hospital-Physician Group Merger, While Rejecting Efficiencies And Health Care Quality Arguments
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a district court’s finding that a consummated hospital-physician group merger violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act.
United States
12 Feb 2015
DOJ Assistant Attorney General William Baer’s First Merger Challenge Confirms Continued Aggressive Merger Enforcement By Antitrust Division
The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice HAS filed its first lawsuit challenging a merger under newly sworn-in Assistant Attorney General, William J. Baer.
United States
5 Feb 2013
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