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Corporate: Antitrust-Acquisition

Where the Federal Trade Commission and the State of North Dakota moved to enjoin a health care system’s acquisition of a clinic, and the companies appealed the district court’s grant of a preliminary injunction, the judgment is affirmed because the ...

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Contracts: Breach-Promissory Estoppel-Antitrust

Plaintiff alleged defendant erroneously terminated the parties’ agreement because plaintiff was purportedly operating a mail-order pharmacy business in violation of the agreement. Plaintiff had disclosed that the majority of its business came through its mail-order pharmacy. The district court dismissed ...

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AB InBev seeks dismissal of antitrust case

The antitrust lawsuit alleges that AB InBev's $20 billion acquisition of Grupo Modelo will lead to higher beer prices. Constellation Brands Inc. is also asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit.

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Republicans oppose new meatpacking rules

An effort by the Obama administration to overhaul antitrust rules for the meatpacking industry with the toughest regulations since the Packers and Stockyards Act was passed 90 years ago has run into skepticism from Republicans.

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Antitrust: Medical Equipment – GPO Contracts – Unfair Pricing

Southeast Missouri Hospital v. C.R. Bard, Inc., et al. (MLW No. 61051/Case No. 09-3325 – 11 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Benton, J.) Where a hospital brought a class action against a supplier of medical equipment, claiming the ...

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DuPont violated licensing agreement with Monsanto, judge says

A federal judge said a DuPont company breached a contract with Monsanto by “stacking” its own herbicide-resistant traits on top of Monsanto’s herbicide-resistant traits in corn and soybean seeds. Monsanto Co. entered into license agreements in 2002 with E.I. DuPont ...

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Antitrust: Cardiology Services – Relevant Market – Costs

Little Rock Cardiology Clinic, et al. v. Baptist Health, et al. (MLW No. 60026/Case No. 08-3158/09-1786 – 16 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Melloy, J.) (1) Where plaintiffs brought an antitrust action claiming another cardiac hospital was engaged ...

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