Pennslyvania v. Conemaugh Memorial and UPMC Lee (Jul. 2005)

Consent decree filed by Pennsylviana AG, allowing Conemaugh and UPMC Lee merger as long as certain requirements are followed.

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Florida v. Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation, Healthtrust, Inc., Memorial Health Systems, Inc. and Halifax Hospital Medical Center

As part of a negotiated settlement, the State of Florida and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sought to enjoin the merger of defendant hospital facilities, alleging that such acquisitions would result in a substantial reduction of competition in the marketplace for medical care.

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Florida v. Service Corp. International, In re Service Corp. International, FTC File No. 981-353 (1/15/99)

As part of a negotiated consent decree, the State of Florida and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sought to enjoin the proposed merger between Services Corp. International (SCI) and Equity Corp. International (ECI), alleging that the merger would substantially impair competition among funeral home or cemetery establishments in 14 local markets.

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Florida v. El Paso Energy Corporation And the Coastal Corporation, In re El Paso Energy Corp., FTC File No. 001-0086, 1/29/01

As part of a negotiated consent decree, the State of Florida and the Federal Trade Commission sought to enjoin the proposed merger between El Paso Energy Corp. (El Paso) and Coastal Corp. (Coastal)., alleging that the acquisition of Coastal by El Paso would substantially impair competition and would potentially forestall new competition for the transportation of natural gas in the state.

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U.S. and Florida v. Barnett Banks, Inc. and First Florida Bank, Inc. (1992)

As part of a negotiated joint consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the State of Florida sought to enjoin the merger between Barnett Banks, Inc. (Barnett) and First Florida Bank, Inc. (First Florida), alleging that the proposed merger would result in less competition in the financial institution industry.

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U.S. and Florida v. NationsBank, Inc. and Barnett Bank, Inc.

As part of a negotiated joint consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the State of Florida sought to enjoin the merger between NationsBank, Inc. (NationsBank) and Barnett Bank, Inc. (Barnett), alleging that the merger would substantially impair competition in the banking industry.

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Maine v. Cooke Aquaculture, Inc. and Horton’s of Maine, Inc.

Complaint charged that tthe acquisition of a number of salmon aquaculture lease sites in Washington and Hancock Counties by Cooke Aquaculture Inc.from Stolt Sea Farms, Inc. would have placed Cooke in a virtual monopoly position, controlling most of the lease sites in the State suitable for raising salmon. The relevant market is highly concentrated Consent Decree requires Cooke to surrender its leasehold interest in four specified aquaculture sites to the Department of Marine Resources, as a means of bringing the company into compliance with a statutory acreage limit as well as antitrust laws. In addition, Cooke is required to divest or sell its interest in two significant salmon aquaculture sites in Cobscook Bay, known as Prince Cove and Rodger?s Island, within six months.

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Maine v. Dead River Co. and Irving Oil Company

Complaint under state merger law resolved by Consent Decree. Parties permitted to consummate sale/acquisition of certain wholesale and retail propane assets in northern Maine, subject to conditions, specifically, first defendant required to enter throughput arrangements with new entrants at its bulk storage facility, second Defendant required to divest a portable bulk storage tank, $7,500 costs.

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Maine v. Bumble Bee Seafoods, LLC, No. CV-00-63 (Kennebec Super. Ct. 20000)

Challenge to merger of sardine processors resolved by consent Decree.

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Maine v. Flagship Cinemas Management, Inc., No. CV-03-087 (Kennebec Super. Ct. December 2003)

Complaint filed against owner of 12-screen suburban film complex, alleging defendant’s purchase of a downtown theater as well violated Maine’s antitrust law. The state sought divestiture of the downtown movie theater.

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