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FTC Reaches Agreement with NLRB to Further Protect Labor Markets

USA - August 11 2022 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice have prioritized the protection of labor markets. From scrutinizing “no-poach”…

Patricia (Trish) M. Wagner

Recent Actions Highlight That Price Fixing Reaches Beyond Agreements on the Ultimate Price

USA - July 14 2022 Price-fixing agreements among horizontal competitors raise significant antitrust concerns under Section 1 of the Sherman Act. Naked price-fixing…

Patricia (Trish) M. Wagner

Antitrust Enforcers Continue March to Protect Labor Markets in Health Care and Other Industries

USA - February 10 2022 On January 28, 2022, a federal grand jury in Maine returned an indictment charging four managers of home health care agencies with participating in a…

Patricia (Trish) M. Wagner

Hospital Transactions Subject to Hart-Scott-Rodino Reporting Obligations See Dramatic Rise in Second Requests for Information

USA - December 2 2021 Hospital transactions, including acquisitions and mergers, that meet Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) thresholds must, subject to any available exception, be…

Patricia (Trish) M. Wagner

Federal Trade Commission Continues Quest to Stem the Merger Tide

USA - November 4 2021 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reimplemented a policy of requiring all merger enforcement orders to include the requirement that acquisitive…

Patricia (Trish) M. Wagner