Supreme Court Limits Availability of State Action Immunity from Federal Antitrust Liability

By on February 21, 2013

by Jeffrey W. Brennan, Ashley M. Fischer, David Marx, Jr., Stephen Wu and Christine G. Devlin

The Supreme Court decision in FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc., makes clear that state action immunity from federal antitrust laws is disfavored, and local governmental, quasi-public and private entities can only qualify for the immunity under certain specific conditions.

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