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New Brandeisians push further: Proposed antitrust legislation reflects broad remedial purpose of antitrust laws

Our last article, New Brandeisians keep their promise, discussed the contents of Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) proposed overarching antitrust legislation, Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act (CALERA). Now, we’d like to take a step back and focus on the arguments supporting and opposing such reform, and in particular the precise manner in which the … Continue Reading

Ohio’s COVID-19 qualified immunity legislation

COVID-19 has spurred all sorts of legislation. In this episode, Jay discusses some examples of COVID-19-related legislation with John Carney, Chair of Porter Wright’s Health Care Practice and former three-term Ohio state representative. The discussion includes Ohio’s recently-enacted qualified immunity legislation (HB 606) as well as some thoughts about future laws that may be on … Continue Reading

2016 antitrust developments: Foreshadowing 2017?

It’s that time of year again, when we reflect on what happened during the prior year and prepare for another one. Let’s take a moment to look at some trending antitrust topics from 2016, and take a stab at what we believe will be some of the hottest trending topics in antitrust law going forward. … Continue Reading

Antitrust & politics: A match made in…

After eight years of antitrust enforcement under the Obama administration that some consider robust, while others are more critical, it is fair to wonder what we can expect from a Trump or Clinton administration. Of course, it is often difficult, if not dangerous, to make such prognostications, but it is worth considering the question nonetheless. … Continue Reading

Breaking: President Obama’s executive order requires all federal agencies to examine antitrust issues

Earlier this morning, President Obama announced the issuance of an executive order that broadly requires all executive agencies and departments to take steps to address competition concerns. The executive order comes on the heels of a report issued by the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors that details the increasing concentration of markets in the … Continue Reading

FTC commissioner dissents from FTC/DOJ joint statement on South Carolina’s Certificate-of-Need law

Certificate-of-Need laws (CON laws) require health care providers to obtain state approval for significant capital expenditures, such as expanding the number of beds in a hospital or investing in robotic surgery capabilities. The National Health Planning and Resources Development Act of 1974 prompted the wide enactment of CON laws by the states by making it … Continue Reading