Wiggin and Dana Partner Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Regarding West Virginia Merger Bill
Wiggin and Dana Partner Robert Langer was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA article called, "W. Va. Passes Merger Bill; Sets Up FTC Fight," published on March 14, 2016.
West Virginia Legislature passed a law that exempts the actions of hospitals and health-care providers from state and federal antitrust laws and includes them under the jurisdiction of the state's health-care authority. The bill seeks to immunize a specific hospital merger from scrutiny, setting up a possible conflict with the Federal Trade Commission.
Mr. Langer is quoted in the article saying, "Here, the language of the statute clearly articulates a state policy to displace antitrust law with state regulation in cooperative agreements among hospitals."