Yesterday, the Supreme Court affirmed the Fourth Circuit’s decision to uphold the FTC’s order against the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners In a tour-de-force opinion laying out the proper scope of the state action doctrine first articulated in Parker v.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from the owners of Surgery Center Holdings, known as Surgery Partners to divest Symbion Holdings Corporation’s ownership interest in the Blue Springs Surgery Center in Orange City, Florida, to Dr. Mark W....
“Today, the Supreme Court affirmed the FTC's position in recognizing that a state may not give private market participants unsupervised authority to suppress competition even if they act through a formally designated ‘state agency’."
Global pharmaceutical company Novartis AG has agreed to divest all assets related to its BRAF and MEK inhibitor drugs, currently in development, to Boulder, Colorado-based Array BioPharma to settle charges that Novartis’s $16 billion acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline’s portfolio of cancer-treatment...
As anyone of a certain age can attest, the 1970’s were all about change. Hairstyles and hemlines were obvious signs, but in the world of antitrust, change came in the form of applying competition standards to the “learned professions,” and new thinking about the role of competition...
Agency Charges Merger Would Create a National Broadline Foodservice Distributor With 75 Percent Market Share, and Harm Customers in Numerous Local Markets
Reminder: your appointment is coming up soon! Staff of the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division just posted the agenda for next week’s two-day health care workshop. One look, and you won’t need a second opinion – you definitely will want to...
The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division have issued an agenda and posted speaker bios for their joint workshop in the series Examining Health Care Competition. The workshop will take place on February 24-25, 2015, in the Constitution Center Auditorium...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application for prior approval from Merck & Co., Inc. to sell its Barcelonata facility to Merial Barceloneta LLC, a subsidiary of Merial Inc. Merck currently contract-manufactures the canine heartworm medications...
The Ninth Circuit today affirmed the district court’s ruling that the merger of St. Luke’s Health Systems, Ltd. and Saltzer Medical Group violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act. Nearly two years ago, the Commission and the State of Idaho filed a complaint in federal court alleging...
The decision affirms the decision by the U.S. District Court in the District of Idaho, which held that the acquisition violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act and the Idaho Competition Act, and ordered St. Luke’s to fully divest itself of Saltzer’s physicians and assets.
From: Walsh, Kathryn E.
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 9:42 AM
Subject: Berg, Karen E.; Gillis, Diana L.
RE: HSR/size of person question
(Redacted) - the PNO position is that once assets are listed on the balance sheet, there is little...
From: Gillis, Diana L.
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 3:27 PM
Cc: Walsh, Kathryn E.; Pope, Susan H.; Whitehead, Nora
Subject: RE: 802.9 Quick Question
We think being a director of target and officer of the PE firm that will be the GP of buyer precludes using the...
From: Walsh, Kathryn E.
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 2:27 PM
Cc: Gillis, Diana L.; (Redacted); Whitehead, Nora
Subject: RE: HSR Valuation Question
(Redacted), as we just discussed, Diana and I think you have to include the borrowed funds because Newco is a...
From: Pope, Susan H.
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:02 PM
Cc: (Redacted), Walsh, Kathryn E.; Gillis, Diana l.
Subject: FW: Item 5 Revenues for Insurance Operations
Attachments: RE: Item 5 Revenue Reporting Confirmation
(Redacted), Confirming our previous...
From: Verne, B. Michael
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2014 2:23PM
Cc: (Redacted), Walsh, Kathryn E.
Subject: FW: Request for Guidance on Applicability of 15 USC 18a(c)(1) and 16 CFR 802.1 [ED-Ol.FID3414100]
Subject: RE: Request for Guidance on Applicability of 15 USC...