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U.S. court rules on premerger exchange of information, highlighting risks and best practices for merging parties
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • January 25 2011

Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rejected an antitrust lawsuit by institutional pharmacy Omnicare that challenged premerger planning and information exchanges between two health insurers, UnitedHealth Group and PacifiCare Health Systems


Expect Focus: onboard technology, NAIC cybersecurity, DOL, ACA litigation, SEC regulation (Vol. III, Summer 2015)
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • September 25 2015

Editors at Wired magazine recently engaged in a yearlong project to develop a means to hack the onboard computer of a Jeep, and override the driver’s


Department of Justice reaches settlement in first traditional Section 2 case since 1999
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

On February 25, 2011, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it settled an antitrust enforcement action against United Regional Health Care System of Wichita Falls, Texas (United Regional) in which the agency alleged that United Regional had monopolized one or more markets for hospital services by entering into agreements with health insurers not to do business with United Regional's competitors


Seventh Circuit affirms dismissal of “buyers’ cartel” claim, provides guidance regarding premerger information sharing
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2011

In a recent decision, Omnicare, Inc v UnitedHealth Group, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit provided useful guidance regarding the nature and scope of information that may be shared among competitors in advance of a merger


DOJ and FTC announce proactive approach to monitoring post-Affordable Care Act antitrust compliance at joint workshop
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2015

On February 24 and 25, the DOJ and FTC held their second joint workshop to examine the state of health care competition in the United States. The


Court dismisses challenge to prescription drug copayment coupon program
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2013

On June 3, 2013, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a putative class action alleging that a prescription drug


Sidley Austin LLP global pricing newsletter - volume three 2014
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, India, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 15 2014

On October 21, 2013, Brazil’s National Agency of Supplemental Health enacted Normative Resolution 388, which mandated that all private healthcare


New York radiology practice sues health care benefits administration firm contracted with major health care insurers alleging antitrust violations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2008

A New York based radiology practice (the “Plaintiff”) filed an action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York against a benefits administration firm, CareCore National, LLC, that provides services for insurers including Aetna, GHI, HIP, Healthnet, Healthfirst, and Oxford


FTC bars Texas physician group from joint price negotiations
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

On May 10, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that an independent practice association representing 900 physicians in the Amarillo, Texas, area agreed to enter in to an FTC Consent Order barring it from jointly negotiating the rates it charges insurance companies


Justice department halts Blue Cross of Montana’s expansion plans based upon competitive concerns
  • Williams Mullen
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

In early November, the DOJ Antitrust Division announced the filing of an antitrust lawsuit against Blue Cross of Montana, which is the largest health insurer in Montana