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Staffing Company Criminally Indicted for Targeting School Nurses in Wage-Fixing and No-Poach Scheme

USA - March 31 2021 The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced yesterday a criminal indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Las Vegas, Nevada charging a health…

Farrah Short.

DOJ Reaches Acquisition Settlement with Geisinger, Evangelical; Demonstrates Department’s Willingness to Challenge a Minority Investment

USA - March 8 2021 Last week, Geisinger Health (“Geisinger”) and Evangelical Community Hospital (“Evangelical”) reached a settlement agreement with the Department of…

Evelyn A. French.

FTC Abandons Appeal of Philadelphia Hospital Merger, Allowing Jefferson and Einstein to Proceed with Creation of 18-Hospital System

USA - March 2 2021 Back in December, we wrote about a district court ruling rejecting the Federal Trade Comission’s (“FTC”) motion to enjoin the proposed combination of…

Joseph M. Miller, Robert G. Kidwell, Shawn Skolky.

Fourth Circuit Affirms District Court’s First-of-Its-Kind Divestiture Order in Private Merger Challenge

USA - February 23 2021 On February 18, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld the divestiture order issued by the U.S. District Court for the…

Tinny T. Song.

Body Camera Manufacturer Fails in Bid to Escape FTC Administrative Jurisdiction as Ninth Circuit Shows No Appetite for Judicial Overhaul of Merger Review Procedure

USA - February 2 2021 The FTC, and antitrust enforcement in general, are having their moment. For example, in early January the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in AMG…

Shawn Skolky.