The US Nevada Attorney General imposes divestiture and conduct remedies as conditions precedent to approve a merger of health plan insurance companies (UnitedHealth / Sierra Health)

On February 25, 2008, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto filed a complaint in federal court in Nevada, alleging that the proposed acquisition of Sierra Health Services, Inc. (“Sierra”) by UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (“United”) violated federal and state antitrust laws, reducing competition in the sale of Medicare Advantage health insurance in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. At the same time, the Nevada Attorney General filed a stipulated judgment that, if approved by the court, would resolve the lawsuit. On October 8, 2008, the court approved the stipulated judgment. This article provides a background of the case, and a summary of the stipulated judgment. After United and Sierra announced their proposed transaction in March 2007, the Nevada Attorney General coordinated an

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Brian Armstrong, The US Nevada Attorney General imposes divestiture and conduct remedies as conditions precedent to approve a merger of health plan insurance companies (UnitedHealth / Sierra Health), 25 February 2008, e-Competitions September 2008, Art. N° 53248

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