Federal court issues third order to prevent cade from executing fine against hospitals and association

The 4th Federal Court of Brasília issued a third preliminary injunction to prevent the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (“CADE”) from executing the antitrust authority’s decision to fine two hospital from Feira de Santana (Brazil) and now a medical association. Both hospitals and the medical association were represented by Gico, Hadmann & Dutra Advogados.

According to the decision, given “[…] the strong evidence that CADE violated the party rights of defense, I hereby order the suspension of CADE’s decision and the financial credit originated from the administrative proceedings […]”.

The judicial proceedings now wait for CADE’s arguments.