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THE LATEST: FTC Settles with Breeder Trade Association over Association Rules That Limited Price Competition for Dairy Bull Semen

The two current commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved another final order and consent agreement with a trade association, this time with the National Association of Animal Breeders, Inc. (NAAB).

  • The new technology, called Genomic Predicted Transmitting Ability (GPTA) was developed by mid-2008.
  • In late 2008, NAAB implemented rules limiting access to the GPTA technology. Specifically, (1) only a NAAB member could obtain a dairy bull’s GPTA; and (2) the NAAB member obtaining a GPTA must have some ownership interest in the dairy bull.


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Antitrust and Healthcare: A Comprehensive Guide

McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce the publication of Antitrust and Healthcare: A Comprehensive Guide, First Edition. This new publication, produced by American Health Lawyers Association provides invaluable “practice pointers” to help healthcare industry participants, and their counsel, minimize antitrust risk and more successfully plan and execute business and litigation strategies.   McDermott partner, David Marx, Jr., co-authored this first edition with Christine L. White and Saralisa C. Brau of the Federal Trade Commission. The authors draw on their significant government enforcement and private-sector counseling and litigation experience to explain the application of antitrust principles to the different segments of the healthcare industry and the specific issues they confront.  Health care lawyers and antitrust practitioners will find this new guide a complete resource for representing all types of organizations including healthcare providers; commercial insurance companies and managed care organizations; for-profit, not-for-profit, and government-owned or controlled concerns; self-insured employers; and professional partnerships.   Sections covered include:
  • Antitrust Overview
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Issues of Legality
  • Premerger Notification and Transaction Planning
  • Joint Ventures
  • Provider Networks and Managed Care Contracting
  • Trade Associations and Group Purchasing Organizations
  • Medical Staff Privileges, Exclusive Physician Contracts, and Peer Review
  • Monopolization
  • The Robinson-Patman Act
  •  Exemptions and Immunities
The full table of contents can be viewed here.   To purchase the book, click here

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