Here’s another common question we receive from retailers: A manufacturer is placing restrictions on the way I price its products. I think this is anticompetitive. Is it a violation of the antitrust laws for a manufacturer to tell me what price to charge?
In most situations, a manufacturer’s...
More than 20 current and former Federal Trade Commission officials will take part in a public symposium on Nov. 7, 2014 to celebrate the FTC’s 100th anniversary in Washington, D.C. The symposium will feature panel discussions examining the Commission’s history of protecting consumers and promoting...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Community Health Systems to sell certain health care assets, as required under the FTC’s April 2014 final order settling charges that CHS’s acquisition of rival health system Health Management Associates, Inc...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved three applications by Service Corporation International (SCI) to divest certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s May 2014 order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc....
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Ashkan Soltani as the agency’s Chief Technologist, succeeding Dr. Latanya Sweeney, who is returning to Harvard University, where she founded and directs Harvard’s Data Privacy Lab.
One hundred years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Clayton Act, just weeks after signing the Federal Trade Commission Act. Together, these statutes gave the federal government new tools to deal with the growing threat of the trusts: a bipartisan five-member Commission to police...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the $750 million proposed acquisition of Insight Pharmaceuticals Corporation by Dramamine maker Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. would likely be anticompetitive.
Under the order, Prestige...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that the National Association of Residential Property Managers, Inc. (NARPM) and the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) restrained competition among their respective...
Federal Trade Commission staff, in response to a notice requesting public comments, urged the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to reject two proposed rules that impose new restrictions on the ability of Texas dentists to enter into contracts with non-dentists, such as dental service...
The FTC has been a consistent proponent of competition in health care markets, utilizing our full range of study, advocacy, and enforcement tools. We are equally proud of our track record in promoting innovation and responding to new technological developments throughout our 100-year history.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified final order settling charges that equipment manufacturer Graco Inc.’s $650 million acquisition of certain finishing equipment businesses of Illinois Tool Works was anticompetitive.
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 5:15 PM
To: Verne, B. Michael
Subject: Two (easy) questions
I hope you are staying cool. I have two questions for you.
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To: Verne, B. Michael
Subject: Size of transaction question
I would appreciate your guidance on calculating the size of transaction for the following transaction.
Target currently is a corporation...
From: Walsh, Kathryn E.
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2014 11:13 AM
Subject: RE (Redacted)
You can refer to the original notice.
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To: Walsh, Kathryn E.
From: Walsh, Kathryn E. [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2014 8:50AM
Cc: Verne, B. Michael
Subject: RE:: Brokerage Statements/Investment Account Statements
Not regularly prepared (Redacted). It can be something that' s prepared internally (the language...
From: Verne, B. Michael
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:18 PM
To: (Redacted); Walsh, Kathryn E.
Subject: RE: Distributions From Blind-Pool Funds
(Redacted) - We agree - the decision to distribute shares rather than cash is completely out of the control of the investor and at the...
One hundred years ago today, the New York Times’ news pages were filled with coverage of the outbreak of World War I in Europe. There were stories about the newly opened Panama Canal and the growing movement for women’s suffrage. For $200, an ad in the paper offered readers the chance to purchase...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved final changes to its “Fred Meyer Guides,” which explain how suppliers can provide advertising allowances and other promotional payments and services to retailers without running afoul of certain provisions of the Robinson-Patman Act.