The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit on June 9, 2016 alleging that North Carolina’s largest health system (Carolinas Healthcare System) quashed competition by demanding that insurers not steer consumers to competitors. On September 26, 2016, the Second Circuit reversed a win by the DOJ in a suit alleging that American Express violated antitrust laws by imposing rules barring merchants from steering consumers to other credit card brands. This panel will discuss the potential relationship between the two cases. Sean May is a panelist during this webinar.
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Assessing umbrella pricing incentives
When collusive agreements involve a subset of firms in an industry, they may create the incentive and ability for firms that are not participants in the cartel...