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Once again, I have the privilege of announcing that some incredibly talented lawyers in the Bureau have been promoted to management positions.  The Anticompetitive Practices Division, which handles the Bureau’s enforcement efforts against anticompetitive conduct in industries other...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell certain cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s December 2013 proposed order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc. would be...
The Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for public comments on its recent workshop, Examining Health Care Competition. To provide interested parties additional time to submit comments, the deadline has been extended through May 16, 2014. Comments can be submitted electronically, as...
The Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, urging it to reverse a district court dismissal in the case of Lamictal Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation.
Antitrust enforcers have always been concerned about the potential for harm arising from the activities of trade groups made up of competitors. From its earliest days, the FTC has examined the conduct of trade associations. For example, here’s a passage from the FTC’s first annual...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on two applications by Fidelity National Financial Inc. to sell Oregon real estate title plant assets, as required by the FTC order settling charges that Fidelity’s acquisition of Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) would be...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice held a one-day public workshop on June 23, 2014 to explore the economics and legal policy implications of certain pricing practices, such as loyalty and bundled pricing. The workshop, consisted of...
McSweeny, named an FTC Commissioner by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate, began her official duties on April 28.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Ardagh Group S.A. to sell six manufacturing plants and related assets to Glass Container Acquisition LLC (GCA), an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners L.P. (KPS), as required under an FTC’s order settling...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s December 2013 proposed order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc...
The International Competition Network (ICN) adopted new recommended practices for predatory pricing analysis and competition assessment, and approved new work product on international merger enforcement cooperation, confidentiality protections during investigations, leniency policy and digital...
The Federal Trade Commission has relocated its Premerger Notification Office (PNO) from the FTC headquarters building to the Constitution Center building, at the corner of 7th and D Streets S.W. in Washington, DC. The FTC has issued a final Federal Register notice formally amending the Hart-Scott-...
Consumers once shopped predominantly at their local stores; but first mail order catalogs and today the Internet have created new ways to shop for and purchase a wide range of goods and services. Similarly, consumers once arranged for taxis by hailing one from a street corner or by...
Updated as of May 1. Here is a printable version of the instructions for delivering HSR filings. Do bike messengers read blogs about Hart-Scott-Rodino? Maybe not. But anyone who needs to file a HSR premerger notification form after April 25 should read on for information about how to...
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld a Federal Trade Commission Decision and Order that found ProMedica Health System’s acquisition of rival St. Luke’s Hospital was anticompetitive and likely would lead to higher prices for consumers in the Toledo, Ohio area.  According to the...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will participate in the 13th annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in Marrakech, Morocco, from April 23-25, 2014. At the conference, antitrust officials and private sector antitrust experts from around the world and...
Following today’s announcement by Jostens, Inc. (“Jostens”) that it will drop plans to acquire Acquisition of American Achievement Corp. (“AAC”), the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Deborah Feinstein, said:
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application submitted by Franchise Services of North America, Inc. (FSNA) to approve the sale of 22 former Advantage Rent A Car locations, none of which are currently operating, to Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (Hertz) and Avis Budget...
Engagement in multilateral dialogue and consensus building is a cornerstone of the FTC’s international antitrust program, and our active involvement in the International Competition Network (ICN), a collaborative network of antitrust agencies from 111 jurisdictions around the world,...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that Community Health Systems, Inc.’s (CHS) $7.6 billion acquisition of rival health care system Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA) was likely to lessen competition for general...

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