Warren v. Baer: Two tales of antitrust enforcement

Just two days after a fiery campaign appearance with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that fueled speculation that she could be picked to be the vice presidential nominee, Senator Elizabeth Warren decried the state of competition in America and said “strong executive leadership” is needed to “revive antitrust enforcement.”

“Today, in America, competition is dying,” the Massachusetts Democrat said in keynote remarks on June 29 at New America, a nonpartisan Washington …

The story behind Volkswagen’s $10 billion FTC settlement

Beyond the headlines, there are other takeaways from the eye-popping settlement that Volkswagen struck with the Federal Trade Commission — the largest false advertising case in the agency’s history — …

Senate panel chairman casts doubt on prospects for FTC measure moving through House

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A key senator expressed …

Trump’s encounters with antitrust law

Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump often boasts about his vast wealth and how it indicates his savviness and success. But decades ago an encounter with the Federal Trade Commission …

Hershey-Pinnacle judge gives new life to hospitals’ ‘the Affordable Care Act made me do it’ claim

Hospitals have been saying for years that the Affordable Care Act, with its lower payment rates, penalties and focus on patient outcomes, has been forcing them to merge with other …

Stage set in Tennessee, Virginia for next state action battle with FTC

Down at the border of Virginia and Tennessee, conditions are prime for another hospital merger to escape the bounds of Federal Trade Commission antitrust enforcement.

Longtime rivals Wellmont Health System and …

Neil Averitt commentary: FTC needs to reboot its arguments in hospital cases

The Federal Trade Commission has two strikes against it in the hospital merger area — and three strikes would be devastating.

The agency has lost its two most recent hospital cases …