Category Archives: Law and Law Enforcement

Justice Department Reaches Settlement With Henry Ford Allegiance Health on Antitrust Charges

The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement with Henry Ford Allegiance Health (“Allegiance”) for conspiring with a rival hospital in a neighboring county to restrict marketing in that rival’s county.  The settlement ends almost three years of litigation and a scheduled March 6 trial relating to agreements to restrict marketing among hospitals in South Central Michigan.  

Antitrust Division Establishes the “Jackson-Nash Address” and Announces Professor Alvin Roth as Inaugural Speaker

The Antitrust Division is pleased to announce the establishment of the Jackson-Nash Address, and to announce that Professor Alvin Roth, the McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University, will be the inaugural speaker.  Professor Roth is the 2012 winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design, and the author of “Who Gets What and Why.”  He will deliver his address on February 26, 2018, at The Great Hall, The Robert F. Kennedy Building, Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, at 2:00 p.m.

Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Officials Meet with Chinese Anti-Monopoly Agencies in Beijing

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen of the Federal Trade Commission participated in high level bilateral meetings with officials responsible for China’s three anti-monopoly agencies: Vice Chairman Hu Zucai and Director General Zhang Handong of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Assistant Minister Li Chenggang and Director General Wu Zhenguo of the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), and Vice Minister Wang Jiangping and Director General Yang Hongcan of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC). NDRC Chairman He Lifeng welcomed Assistant Attorney General Delrahim and Acting Chairman Ohlhausen to NDRC before the meetings.

Justice Department Requires Vulcan to Divest 17 Aggregate Facilities in Order to Acquire Aggregates USA

The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement that will require Vulcan Materials Company to divest all of Aggregates USA, LLC’s active aggregate quarries, plants, and yards in the Knoxville, Tennessee, Tri-Cities, Tennessee, and Abingdon, Virginia areas in order for it to proceed with its proposed $900 million acquisition of Aggregates USA from SPO Partners.