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FTC Announces Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Filing Thresholds Increase for 2020


Posted on February 3, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR”), as amended, requires all persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions that meet or exceed the jurisdictional thresholds (shown below) to file notification with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Antitrust Division and to wait a period of time before consummating the transaction.... READ MORE

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FTC, DOJ Release Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines


Posted on January 21, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On January 10, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) (collectively, the “Federal Antitrust Enforcers”) proposed their first new vertical merger guidelines (the “Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines”) in 36 years. The Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines, which will supersede and replace the 1984 DOJ “Non-Horizontal Merger... READ MORE

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Here’s Price Transparency![1]


Posted on September 13, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On June 24, 2019, the Trump administration changed the game for the health care industry through the release of an executive order on price transparency. Entitled “Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First,” the executive order is aimed primarily at giving patients access to price and quality information about... READ MORE

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EEOC and FTC Co-Publish Guidance on Performing Background Checks


Posted on March 18, 2014 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Mary Kate Liffrig

If you conduct background checks on applicants or employees, then you are probably aware that there are several laws that regulate the use of background checks for employment purposes.  Specifically, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) enforces the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), a federal law that imposes obligations on employers who use third parties... READ MORE

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