Topic: State action immunity

FTC loses cases challenging COPA’s immunity from HSR

A certificate of public advantage granted to two Louisiana hospitals exempts their need to report the transaction to US antitrust enforcers, a federal court has ruled.

28 September 2023

FTC seeks dismissal of hospital’s HSR lawsuit

The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are asking a federal court in New Orleans to deny a hospital’s request for an order saying it did not need to report its merger.

22 June 2023

Bill puts future UNC Health acquisitions closer to total antitrust immunity

The North Carolina state senate has advanced legislation that would grant universal antitrust approval to acquisitions undertaken by the University of North Carolina Health System.

03 May 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

Seventh Circuit grants immunity to Chicago parking deal

The parking meter company that the City of Chicago blessed as a monopoly for the next 75 years is immune from antitrust scrutiny even if the arrangement is “foolish”, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has said.

11 April 2023

DOJ: home healthcare defendants not protected by Maine law

Four at-home healthcare agency owners cannot blame their no-poach conspiracy on confusion over Maine’s health department rules, the Department of Justice has said.

14 March 2023

ACCC suffers another loss in NSW Ports case

Australia’s antitrust authority has failed to overturn a ruling that said several agreements between a port operator and the New South Wales government did not harm competition.

23 February 2023

DOJ prosecutions on the rise, but fines plummet

Criminal antitrust prosecutions are near an all-time high at the Department of Justice, but the Antitrust Division secured just $1.4 million in fines last year.

23 January 2023

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