Tag: Competition

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The Iowa Movers and Warehousemen’s Association settled allegations that it filed collectively established tariffs for intrastate moving rates in Iowa - a practice which did not meet the requirements of the state action doctrine. Under the state action doctrine, some practices of...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a unanimous policy statement on the use of monetary equitable remedies such as disgorgement and restitution in competition cases – specifically, those involving violations of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification Act, the FTC Act, and the...
In comments provided last Friday at the request of New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, the staff of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning and Bureau of Competition stated that there is a “significant risk” that the Motor Fuel Marketing Practices Act (MFMPA, Bill Nos. A....
The Physician Network Consulting, L.L.C. of Baton Rouge Louisiana; Michael J. Taylor; Professional Orthopedic Services, Inc; The Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge, Inc.; Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic, L.L.C.; and Orthopaedic Surgery Associates of Baton Rouge, L.L.C. settled...
A network of doctors, hospitals, and its executive director, William R. Diggins, settled charges that they illegally engaged in price-fixing activities that raised health care costs in five Maine counties by negotiating jointly with third-party payers in a effort to obtain higher...
Two anesthesiologists groups settled charges that they entered into joint agreements to establish fees and services from Grossmont Medical Hospital in San Diego County. Specifically, the groups agreed on fees that both would demand from health care insurance companies and other third...
A consent order prohibits a St. Louis, Missouri physicians’ organization from negotiating with third party payers on behalf of its member physicians and from refusing to deal with health insurance companies.
With an administrative complaint issued on July 8, 2003 the Commission charged a San Francisco, California physicians’ organization with engaging in an agreement under which its competing members agreed collectively on the price and other terms on which they would enter into...
With an administrative complaint issued on July 8, 2003 the Commission charged that the association of household goods movers engaged in the collective filing of tariffs on behalf of its members who compete in the provision of moving services in the state of Alabama. Under terms of a...
An administrative law judge upheld an administrative complaint that charged a group of affiliated intrastate movers with engaging in horizontal price-fixing by filing collective rates on behalf of its member motor common carriers for the intrastate transportation of property within...
With an administrative complaint issued on July 8, 2003 the Commission charged that the association composed of competing household goods movers filed collective rates for intrastate moving services in the state of Mississippi. According to the complaint, these activities were not...
The Commission authorized staff to seek a preliminary injunction to block the merger of Nestlé and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc. on grounds that the merger would reduce competition in the highly concentrated market for super-premium ice cream. Nestlé markets super-premium ice cream...
Providing Federal Trade Commission reauthorization testimony today separately before the Subcommittee on Competition, Foreign Commerce, and Infrastructure of the Senate Commerce Committee and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,...
Southern Union Company settled antitrust concerns stemming from its proposed acquisition of the Panhandle pipeline from CMS Energy Corporation. The consent order permitted the acquisition but required Southern Union to terminate an agreement to manage the Central pipeline which...
  Staff of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Economics, and Bureau of Competition yesterday filed comments with North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper and State Senator Daniel G. Clodfelter, Chairman of the Judiciary I Committee, stating that the proposed...
A New Mexico physician organization settled charges that it and its members entered into agreements to fix prices and to refuse to deal with third party payers and other health care plans except on collectively agreed-upon terms.
Under the terms of a final consent order, The Institute of Store Planners is required to remove from its Code of Ethics any provision that prohibits its members from providing their services for free and any provision that prohibits competition with other members for work on the...
A final consent order permits Pfizer Inc.'s acquisition of Phamacia Corporation while requiring the divestiture of various products including extended release drugs used in the treatment of an overactive bladder; hormone replacement therapies; erectile dysfunction; canine arthritis;...

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