Number of Enforcement Actions and Substantial
FY1997 - Present
• For DOJ, "enforcement actions" include all filed cases, litigated cases, consent decrees, and any cases in which the parties either did a "fix it first" or abandoned the transaction in response to DOJ's concerns regarding the competitive effects of the proposed transaction.
• For the FTC, "enforcement actions" include all filed cases, litigated cases, consent decrees, and any cases in which the parties abandoned the transaction following the issuance of a second request.
• For both agencies, "substantial investigations" include all enforcement actions and all matters in which the agencies issued a Request for Additional Information and Documentary Materials ("Second Request") or Civil Investigative Demand ("CID").
* The FTC will have responsibility for all healthcare matters except those involving (1) health insurance and (2) those healthcare products and services over which the FTC determines it may lack jurisdiction.