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FTC successfully blocks St. Luke’s Health System’s physician acquisition in Idaho

USA - January 24 2014 Today, the Federal Trade Commission was victorious in its well-publicized challenge to St. Luke's Health System's acquisition of a large primary…

Jonathan H. Todt, Robert W. McCann.

Annual adjustments to HSR thresholds

USA - January 21 2014 Each year, the federal antitrust agencies update the notification thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, or HSR Act. The…

Robert W. McCann.

Supreme Court’s decision in FTC v. Phoebe Putney offers additional caution to health care providers seeking antitrust immunity in their dealings with state or local entities

USA - February 20 2013 Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced its decision in FTC v. Phoebe Putney, a case concerning the Federal Trade Commission's attempt to block the…

Robert W. McCann.

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act annual adjustments announced

USA - January 10 2013 On Thursday, January 10, the Federal Trade Commission published new filing thresholds for pre-transaction notification of many larger transactions. The…

Joanne C. Lewers, Robert A. Skitol, Robert W. McCann, Robin Sampson.

Antitrust enforcement in the Obama administration: does reality match the rhetoric?

USA - April 20 2010 In her first speech as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Christine Varney proclaimed that the DOJ "must change course and take a new tack" in its enforcement efforts.

Joanne C. Lewers.