Bruce D. Sokler



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Using “Old Cases,” District Court Applies Per Se Standard of Review to Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Restrictive Practices in Antitrust MDL

USA - April 12 2018 Since 2013, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has faced a series of purported class actions consolidated in the U.S. District Court in Alabama…

Robert G. Kidwell, Shawn Skolky.

What Have Merchants Gained from Payment Card Antitrust Litigation?

USA - August 3 2016 In recent years, federal antitrust enforcers and businesses that accept payment cards have been waging a slow war against payment card fees and the…

Farrah Short, Robert G. Kidwell.

Not Just Mergers - FTC Highlights Commonly Missed HSR Reportable Transactions

USA - May 16 2018 The Premerger Notification Office (the “PNO”) of the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) recently issued a reminder about often overlooked…

Farrah Short, Robert G. Kidwell.

Physician Certification Group Wins Dismissal of Antitrust Suit Brought By Physicians

USA - December 20 2017 A physician organization has failed to sufficiently plead that a physician certification group caused an unreasonable restraint of trade through its…

Farrah Short.

Divergent Views on Vertical Mergers Apparent in FTC’s Staples Merger Consent

USA - February 4 2019 In the process of green-lighting a vertical merger with a firewall remedy, the current Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) exposed a…

Farrah Short, Robert G. Kidwell.