• The Supreme Court Decides First Antitrust Merger Case in Decades and Clarifies the Scope of State-Action Antitrust Immunity
  • March 7, 2013
  • Law Firm: Fried Frank Harris Shriver Jacobson LLP - New York Office
  • On February 19, in a highly-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court awarded the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) a major victory in its case challenging a now-consummated hospital merger in Georgia. The unanimous opinion of the Court, authored by Justice Sotomayor, held that the state-action doctrine, which affords states immunity from the federal antitrust laws, did not shield a Georgia hospital merger from federal antirust scrutiny.