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Bid-rigging remains focus of DOJ antitrust criminal enforcement: businesses need to ensure their compliance

USA - January 2 2013 A number of recent U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division ("Antitrust Division") press releases highlight the agency's ongoing criminal…

FTC signals intent to pursue monetary equitable remedies more aggressively

USA - August 10 2012 A recent Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announcement indicates that the FTC intends to be more aggressive in pursuing monetary equitable remedies, such as disgorgement of ill-gotten gains and restitution to victims, when challenging, in federal court, companies’ alleged anti-competitive conduct.

FTC and DOJ issue proposed statement of antitrust policy regarding accountable care organizations seeking to participate in the Medicare shared savings program

USA - June 1 2011 The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and Department of Justice's Antitrust Division ("DOJ") recently issued a joint Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (the "Policy Statement").

Antitrust considerations in forming accountable care organizations and bundled payment arrangements under the healthcare reform act

USA - October 1 2010 The recent healthcare reform act, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "Act"), seeks to improve the nation's healthcare delivery system, in part, through incentives to enhance the quality of healthcare services provided to consumers, improve the healthcare outcomes for consumers and lower the costs (or at least increase the value) of such healthcare services.