The Curious Case Of Urology Of Central Pa.

Law360, New York (October 25, 2011, 5:37 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania attorney general has challenged a merger of physician practices that was closed six years ago and, in settling the case, imposed various conduct restrictions on the doctors’ negotiations and referrals. This action is notable not only because it comes years after the transaction was completed, but also because it uses a conduct remedy for a horizontal merger, which is unusual in U.S. antitrust enforcement.

Background

Urology of Central Pennsylvania Inc. was formed in 2005, merging five independent urology practices near Harrisburg, Pa. The merger...
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