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FTC And DOJ Issue Revised Antitrust Guidelines For International Enforcement And Cooperation
On January 13, 2017, the US Federal Trade Commission and US Department of Justice (collectively, the "Agencies") jointly issued revised Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation (the "Guidelines").
30 Jan 2017
Executives Beware: Trends In Criminal Cartel Enforcement
After racking up record corporate criminal fines in three of the last four years, one might think that the Antitrust Division of the DOJ had made a strategic decision to focus more of its enforcement efforts on corporations.
United States
3 Mar 2015
Recent US Ninth Circuit Opinion Could Have Broad Application to Antitrust Matters
Although it focuses specifically on a healthcare acquisition, the recent decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in St. Alphonsus Medical Center v. St. Luke's Health System is instructive on a broad range of antitrust issues.
United States
18 Feb 2015
The Cartel Report: Commentary On Antitrust Enforcement From Around The World
Not too long ago, many countries—perhaps even most countries—either did not criminalize cartel conduct or did not enforce the laws prohibiting cartels.
19 Dec 2014
Striking the Balance: The Views of International Competition Agencies on the Extraterritorial Application of US Antitrust Law
Foreign competition authorities have long been concerned about the application of US antitrust law—in particular civil claims for treble damages—to conduct occurring outside the United States.
United States
29 Oct 2014
Analysis of Policy Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations
Section 2706 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 ("PPACA" or the "Act") authorizes physicians, hospitals and other health care providers to form Accountable Care Organizations ("ACOs") to work together to manage and coordinate care for Medicare beneficiaries for purposes of the Act's Medicare Shared Savings Program.
United States
14 Jun 2012
US Department of Justice Challenges Use by Blue Cross of Most Favored Nation Contracts
The Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice has challenged the use of "most favored nation" clauses by an alleged dominant health insurer, contending that contracts guaranteeing a buyer the lowest price may exclude competition.
United States
29 Oct 2010
Blue Cross-Michigan Abandons Merger Plans in Face of US Department of Justice Antitrust Challenge
During the 2008 presidential campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama singled out health insurance mergers as an area his administration would target for increased antitrust enforcement.
United States
18 Mar 2010
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