Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Evanston Northwestern Settles Price Fixing Claims in FTC Investigation

As a follow up to an earlier post on th FTC's move to undo a hospital merger between Highland Park Hospital and Evanston Northwestern, the merged hospital settled a price fixing claim by agreeing to stop negotiating fee for service contracts for independent physicians affilated with the hospital.   The FTC's case to undo the merger continues

January 19, 2005 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

EU Imposes Fine on Monochloracetic Acid Price Fixing Cartel

Fine of 216.91 million Euros imposed on Akzo Nobel, Atofina, and Hoechst by the European Commission. 

January 19, 2005 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

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January 18, 2005 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, January 17, 2005

Judge Enjoins DoJ Prosecution of Stolt-Nielsen and Wingfield

On January 14,  the US District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an order enjoining antitrust prosecution by the DoJ of Stolt-Nielsen and its former managing director for alleged antitrust violations in the parcel tanker industry.  A link to a brief article and the order. 

January 17, 2005 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

FTC to Review 2000 Hospital merger

In order to address a source of rising health care costs, the FTC announced that it would take a more agressive stance towards mergers in the health care industry.  Next month, the Commission brings to trial a case that seeks to reverse the 2000 merger between Highland Park Hospital in suburban Chicago and Evanston Northwestern  Healthcare Corp.   The case is founded on post-merger anti-competitive activity, which allegedly has increased costs to insureres and employers by about 40-60 per cent.   Today's Wall Stree Journal has a front page story and CNN also reports on the story

January 17, 2005 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)