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A Step Forward or Backward: The Court’s Application of Geographic Market Definition Principles in FTC et al. v. Thomas Jefferson University and Albert Einstein Healthcare

BY | May 11, 2021

The Federal Trade Commission and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General recently challenged a proposed hospital system merger in the Philadelphia, PA area as a violation of Section 7 of…

The Federal Trade Commission and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General recently challenged a proposed hospital system merger in the Philadelphia, PA area as a violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act. The FTC lost this challenge in large part because it failed to convince the Court of the two alleged relevant geographic markets for inpatient general acute care despite apparent agreement between the two sides economists about plausibility of the hypothetical monopolist market definition te

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