Tiffany Chongyang Ge

Senator Mitch McConnell (Washington)
Legal Counsel

Tiffany is a Legal Counsel to Senator Mitch McConnell at United States Senate. Prior to this, she was a a business litigation and appellate Associate in the Louisville office of Frost Brown Todd. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including antitrust, securities litigation, franchise disputes, and financial institution litigation. Tiffany holds two summa cum laude bachelor’s degrees from the University of Kentucky: a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Science, minoring in International Business and International Relations. She earned her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.

Articles

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Tiffany Chongyang Ge The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California holds that the State failed to establish a prima facie case that a hospital merger would have anticompetitive effects (Sutter Health / Summit / Alta Bates)

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The State of California brought suit against two hospitals claiming that the proposed merger would have anticompetitive effect in violation of Clayton Act. The State moved for preliminary injunction preventing merger from happening. Background: Defendants Summit and Alta Bates are hospitals (...)

Tiffany Chongyang Ge The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reverses a district court’s order enjoining the merger of two hospitals (Tenet Healthcare / Poplar Bluff Physicians Group)

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The FTC filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to block the proposed acquisition of Tenet Healthcare and Poplar Bluff Physicians Group, doing business as Doctors’ Regional Medical Center, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. The FTC alleged that the proposed merger of the only two general hospitals (...)

Tiffany Chongyang Ge The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York accepts a merger of the two largest most prestigious hospitals (Long Island Jewish Medical Center / Norton Shore Health)

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The FTC brought antitrust action under Section 7 of the Clayton Act to prevent merger of two not-for-profit hospitals in Long Island, New York. The New York healthcare industry has experience significant changes prior to the proposed merger of the two hospitals. Further complicating the (...)

Tiffany Chongyang Ge The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit holds that the government failed to meet the geographic market requirement, and therefore, failed to establish that a hospital merger would have anticompetitive effects (Mercy / Finley)

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Mercy Health Center (Mercy) and Finley Hospital (Finley) are the only two general acute care hospitals in Dubuque, Iowa. The two hospitals agreed to merge and form a partnership, Dubuque Regional Health Services. On June 10, 1994, the government filed a complaint seeking injunctive relief (...)

Tiffany Chongyang Ge The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirms a district court decision in concluding that the FTC’s proposed market definition for a hospital merger was an unreasonable approach (Freeman / Oak Hill)

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The FTC brought suit seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the merger of two hospitals in Joplin, Missouri, contending the transaction would have anticompetitive effects in violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act. The City of Joplin, Missouri, a community of approximately 40,000 (...)

Tiffany Chongyang Ge The U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals holds that a hospital’s decision to acquire a competing hospital in the same county was not in violation of the Clayton Act under the state action exemption to federal antitrust laws (Hospital Board of Directors of Lee County / Cape Coral Medical Center)

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The FTC filed a complaint for a preliminary injunction and a temporary restraining order to prevent the Hospital Board of Directors of Lee County, a nonprofit public organization which owns and operates Lee Memorial Hospital, from acquiring the assets of Cape Coral Medical Center, Inc., which (...)

Tiffany Chongyang Ge The Pennsylvania Attorney General negotiates creative consent decrees that allowed hospital mergers to be consummated subject to conditions (Providence Health System / North Central Pennsylvania Health System)

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In two hospital merger cases, the Pennsylvania Attorney General negotiated fairly novel and creative consent decrees, which permitted the mergers to be consummated in exchange for the merging parties agreeing to a number of conditions. These conditions included numerous provisions to protect (...)

Tiffany Chongyang Ge The US Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit affirms lower court’s decision to enjoin proposed consolidation of nonprofit hospitals as violative of antitrust laws (RMC / SAC)

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On September 27, 1987, Rockford Memorial Corporation (“RMC”), a not-for-profit corporation which owns and operates a general acute care hospital in Rockford, Illinois, and SwedishAmerican Corporation (“SAC”), a not-for-profit corporation which also owns and operates a general acute care hospital in (...)

Tiffany Chongyang Ge The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia rejects the government’s attempt to stop a proposed merger of two not-for-profit hospitals (Carilion Health System / Community Hospital of Roanoke Valley)

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The United States Justice Department (“DOJ”) filed suit to prevent defendants, Carilion Health System, a not-for-profit corporation which owns and operates Roanoke Memorial Hospitals, and Community Hospital of Roanoke Valley, a not-for-profit corporation which owns and operates Community Hospital (...)

Tiffany Chongyang Ge The U.S. FTC holds that a for-profit hospital chain’s acquisition of a competing hospital is in violation of § 7 of the Clayton Act and § 5 of the FTC Act (AMI / AMISUB)

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American Medical International, Inc. (“AMI”) is a Delaware corporation engaged in the operation and management of proprietary hospitals in the United States and in foreign countries. AMI owns approximately 64 hospitals in the United States and abroad and it is the third largest proprietary (...)

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