U.S. Federal Court Provides Guidance on Treating Joint Ventures as a "Single Entity" for Antitrust Purposes (Premier)

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has unsealed its summary judgment opinion in The Medical Center at Elizabeth Place v. Premier Health Partners. The Court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants—four hospital systems that operated pursuant to a joint operating agreement that granted operational and financial control of their hospitals to a joint operating company. The plaintiff, a 26-bed adult acute-care hospital, argued that the four hospital systems and the joint operating company should be viewed as separate entities under Sherman Act § 1 and that managed care contracts negotiated by the joint operating company on behalf of the hospital systems that allegedly harmed the plaintiff were a

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  • Jones Day (Washington DC)
  • Jones Day (Washington DC)
  • Jones Day (Cleveland)

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Toby G. Singer, Kathryn M. Fenton, Thomas Demitrack, U.S. Federal Court Provides Guidance on Treating Joint Ventures as a "Single Entity" for Antitrust Purposes (Premier), 20 October 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2014, Art. N° 70363

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