Region: United States of America

FTC witnesses defend product market in healthcare merger challenge

Witnesses called by the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday substantiated the agency’s market definition in its challenge to Jefferson Health’s acquisition of Albert Einstein Healthcare Network.

16 September 2020

Judge dismisses hiQ antitrust claims, but gives time to amend

LinkedIn has successfully moved to dismiss antitrust claims made by data analytics firm hiQ Labs in the long-running scraping litigation between the two parties – but the business networking site must still face claims that it intentionally interfered with contracts hiQ had with clients.

15 September 2020

Insurers raise concerns about Jefferson’s post-merger leverage over rates

Representatives of two health insurance companies testified on Monday before a federal Pennsylvania judge that Jefferson Health’s acquisition of Albert Einstein Healthcare Network would give the combined entity more leverage to increase reimbursement rates.

15 September 2020

EU and US enforcers clash on digital regulation

Margrethe Vestager has defended the EU’s proposed digital platform regulation, as the heads of both US antitrust agencies pushed back against the idea of imposing similar rules on some of the world’s biggest tech platforms.

14 September 2020

Latham, MoFo and Cleary Gottlieb steer Nvidia/Arm deal

Latham & Watkins and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton are advising Nvidia on its $40 billion purchase of Arm from SoftBank, while the Japanese seller has tapped Morrison & Foerster to help guide the deal through merger reviews on three continents.

14 September 2020

Around the world in 80 hours: The Tipline for 14 September 2020

Want to see the world? Become an antitrust lawyer. While by no means the most efficient way to get around, antitrust conferences provide a terrific excuse to collect passport stamps. Take the last five years of the International Competition Network’s annual conference: Cartagena, Tel Aviv, Porto, Singapore and Sydney. But for the first time, the entire ICN conference is virtual this year as the US antitrust agencies host 140 competition agencies spanning 129 jurisdictions. At least it spares the need to squeeze into tiny overpriced airline seats.

14 September 2020

That’s What FRANDs Are For: The Tipline for 11 September 2020

Assistant attorney general Makan Delrahim names all his speeches after songs, but the Department of Justice used a press release on Thursday to announce a significant update to the agency’s stance on policies from a major standard-setting organisation. With this, Delrahim missed an opportunity to pick a tune showing his affinity for standard-essential patent holders. Antitrust scholars are still debating whether Dionne Warwick was thinking about patent holdup or holdout when performing her 1985 hit cover of “That’s What Friends Are For”.

10 September 2020

Die a hero or become the villain: The Tipline for 10 September 2020

A lot of things in this world are two-sided: coins, some stories and The Dark Knight’s Harvey Dent. But what about dental insurance markets? Maybe an Illinois federal court will help us figure that out.

10 September 2020

Judge rejects dental insurers’ motion to dismiss conspiracy claims

A federal judge in Illinois has allowed a group of dentists to progress their claims against Delta Dental insurers for conspiring to restrain competition.

10 September 2020

Bill & Roxann’s Excellent Adventure: The Tipline for 9 September 2020

During a pandemic, it's probably best to avoid sitting for hours in a poorly ventilated room with a whole host of strangers. The latest Bill & Ted film may not be worth risking your life to see a few months before it comes to a streaming service near you, but GCR USA still has you covered as we look at the upcoming excellent adventures of Bill Rinner and Roxann Henry – time travel and Keanu Reeves not included.

09 September 2020

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