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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