Region: North America

DOJ resolves case against Pennsylvania healthcare providers

The Department of Justice has settled its litigation challenging Geisinger Health’s partial acquisition of Evangelical Community Hospital, allowing Geisinger to maintain its minority investment.

04 March 2021

State AGs urge Pennsylvania court to select dermatology lawsuit as bellwether

A Connecticut-led group of states has argued that its lawsuit alleging collusion in markets for dermatological products should be the first to go to trial in sprawling multidistrict litigation accusing generic drug manufacturers of price-fixing and market allocation.

02 March 2021

Gibson Dunn snags two ex-FTC officials

Former Federal Trade Commission officials Stephen Weissman and Michael Perry have joined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher as partners in Washington, DC.

02 March 2021

Conner heads to Latham & Watkins

Ian Conner, the former director of the Federal Trade Commission’s competition bureau, has joined Latham & Watkins as a partner in Washington, DC.

01 March 2021

Leniency is not a passive exercise, DOJ official says

The Department of Justice’s director of criminal litigation has said the Antitrust Division expects “full and complete cooperation” from those hoping to receive immunity under the enforcer’s leniency programme.

26 February 2021

DOJ document requests are overly broad and burdensome, Google says

Google has objected to information requests it received from the Department of Justice as part of the agency’s lawsuit challenging the company’s alleged illegal monopolisation of online search and advertising markets.

25 February 2021

Chief judge casts doubt over jurisdiction in SmileDirectClub case

The chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has expressed doubt that the court can review an appeal by members of the Georgia Board of Dentistry against a decision rejecting their state-action immunity claims.

24 February 2021

Former DOJ counsel rejoins O’Melveny & Myers

Julia Schiller, former counsel to the assistant attorney general of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division, has returned to O'Melveny & Myers as a partner in the firm’s office in Washington, DC.

23 February 2021

Canadian enforcer says airline deal remedies are inadequate

Canada’s antitrust watchdog has criticised the behavioural remedies laid out by the country’s transport authority in its conditional clearance of Air Canada’s proposed acquisition of Transat for failing to adequately address competition concerns.

18 February 2021

Apocalypse Now: The Tipline for 17 February 2021

Former Federal Trade Commission Chair Bill Kovacic thinks some of the current antitrust debate resembles the post-apocalyptic thriller Mad Max – but instead of fighting in a destitute wasteland over scarce water supplies, competition wonks are arguing over whether the US antitrust agencies have brought a case in the past 40 years focused on harm to innovation. Progressives certainly have not monopolised dystopian rhetoric. Senator Mike Lee warned of the “soft totalitarianism of a corporate shadow state” caused by “Big Tech” as he set out Senate Republicans' antitrust agenda for the 117th Congress.

17 February 2021

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