The Waiting Game: Noncompetes, Google, Roll-Ups, and More

I’ll start with a bit of half-empty, half-full (and very partial) resolution in Federal Trade Commission (FTC) publicity.

Losing by Winning or Just Losing or . . . ?

A couple of weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal editorial board announced that:

Another Lina Khan Theory Loses in Court

And that was right, up to a point (leaving aside the question of theory ownership). The FTC had suffered a setback in its antitrust case against Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and U.S. Anesthesia Partners, in which the agency alleged a “multi-year anticompetitive scheme to consolidate anesthesia practices in Texas, drive up the price of anesthesia services provided to Texas patients, and increase their own profits.”

Read the full piece here.