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March 12, 2021

Health Law Weekly

If You Can’t Beat Them and You Can’t Join Them: Geisinger and Evangelical’s Settlement with DOJ Limits the Scope of Their Partial Acquisition and Collaboration

This Featured Article is contributed by AHLA's Antitrust Practice Group.
  • March 12, 2021
  • Jeny M. Maier , Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
  • Adam Cella , Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

On March 3, 2021, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with Geisinger Health (Geisinger) and Evangelical Community Hospital (Evangelical) that resolves DOJ’s challenge to Geisinger’s partial acquisition of Evangelical. DOJ alleged that several features of the partial-acquisition agreement, combined with a history of close competition and cooperation between the parties, would violate Section 7 of the Clayton Act and Section 1 of the Sherman Act.

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A Look at the Recent DOJ Complaint in U.S. v. Geisinger, Part 2

In this follow-up to their podcast from October 2020, Dionne Lomax, Managing Director of Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Affiliated Monitors, Inc., speaks to Lisl Dunlop, Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, and Steve Vieux, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, about the U.S. v. Geisinger Health and Evangelical Community Hospital case. The speakers recap DOJ’s March 3 settlement and how it addresses the issues raised in the complaint. They also discuss DOJ’s approach to the complaint’s no-poach allegations and the two civil class action lawsuits that were recently filed. From AHLA's Antitrust Practice Group.

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