Law: Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act 1976 (USA)

Louisiana hospital seeks to dismiss or transfer FTC unreported deal challenge

The Federal Trade Commission cannot bring claims against Louisiana Children’s Medical Center in Washington, DC, for unlawfully failing to disclose its acquisition of three hospitals, the defendant has argued.

26 April 2023

Louisiana seeks to defend its COPA law

The state of Louisiana has asked to intervene in a Federal Trade Commission merger challenge to support a New Orleans-based hospital’s claims that its acquisition is shielded by state-action immunity.

25 April 2023

FTC sues to block unreported hospital merger

The Federal Trade Commission has sued to stop Louisiana Children’s Medical Center from integrating three hospitals, claiming it violated federal law by closing the deal without alerting antitrust authorities.

21 April 2023

Antitrust immunity applies to HSR filings, hospital claims

A Louisiana hospital is suing the US antitrust enforcers for trying to force it to submit a federal merger filing despite the state legislature blessing the deal.

20 April 2023

Cooley: more states considering merger notification regimes

A growing number of states are drafting statutes requiring pre-merger notification, the chair of the antitrust task force for the National Association of Attorneys General has said.

03 April 2023

FTC requests more time to review mergers

The Federal Trade Commission’s majority is asking Congress to extend the amount of time it has to decide whether to issue a second request or challenge a merger in court.

13 February 2023

Antitrust Division official highlights increased inter-agency collaboration

The Department of Justice is working with other federal agencies on ongoing merger reviews as a result of President Joe Biden’s 2021 executive order ordering a whole-of-government approach to competition policy, a senior counsel at the Antitrust Division has said.

19 January 2023

Merger filings down 40% in 2022, analysis finds

The US antitrust agencies received 40% fewer merger fillings last year in comparison to record-breaking figures from 2021, according to an analysis by White & Case.

04 January 2023

Senate omnibus spending package includes extra funding for agencies

The US Senate has advanced a spending bill that would increase merger filing fees, prevent the transferring of lawsuits brought by state attorneys general and increase funding for the US antitrust agencies.

21 December 2022

Survey finds merger control more opaque and combative under Biden

Merger reviews by the US antitrust agencies have become less transparent and more adversarial during the Biden Administration, particularly at the Federal Trade Commission, a survey of industry practitioners has found.

08 December 2022

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