Some competition problems by Fort Lee: The Tipline for 4 December 2020

The Federal Trade Commission sued to block a merger of two hospital systems in northern New Jersey yesterday on the grounds that it would give Hackensack Meridian Health control of half of Bergen County’s six hospitals. Bergen offers some stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, but the defendants might run into issues expanding the commission’s geographic market definition. Gubernatorial aides in the state have a history of shutting down access to the bridge leading to New York as a form of political revenge. Also in Tipline, the Department of Justice intervenes in another dental board lawsuit and a group of peanut farmers receive class certification.

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