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Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has signed an antitrust cooperation agreement with the Colombian antitrust agency on behalf of the FTC.  The agreement also was signed by Bill Baer, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, and went...
FTC alleges that AbbVie Inc. and Besins Healthcare Inc. filed baseless patent infringement lawsuits against potential generic competitors to delay the introduction of lower-priced versions of AndroGel.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Actavis plc’s acquisition of Forest Laboratories, Inc. would likely be anticompetitive.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application submitted by Franchise Services of North America, Inc. (FSNA) to sell two former Advantage Rent A Car airport rental car concessions, neither of which is currently operating. FSNA will sell assets located...
The Federal Trade Commission rejected a proposed settlement agreement with Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc., and returned the matter to administrative court to assess whether Phoebe’s 2011 merger with rival hospital Palmyra Park Hospital, Inc. in Albany, Georgia violated the antitrust laws.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that two Internet resellers of UPC barcodes, which are used by retailers to scan prices and maintain inventories, invited competitors to join in a collusive scheme to raise the prices they...
Pharmaceutical company Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc., the maker of Dramamine, has agreed to divest assets and marketing rights for the over-the-counter motion sickness drug Bonine to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Prestige’s proposed acquisition of Insight Pharmaceuticals...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell a funeral home located in Auburn, California, as required under the FTC’s May 2014 order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc....
The National Association of Residential Property Managers, Inc. (NARPM) and the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) have agreed to eliminate provisions in their respective codes of ethics that limit competition among their members, according to the FTC. These settlements are...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.’s proposed $475 million acquisition of Precision Dermatology, Inc. would likely be anticompetitive. Under the order, Valeant has agreed to...
Investment holding company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has agreed to pay $896,000 in civil penalties to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that it violated premerger reporting laws in connection with the 2013 acquisition of voting securities in USG Corporation.
Following public comment periods, the Federal Trade Commission has approved four 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.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on two applications by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell certain funeral home and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s May 2014 order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc. would...
Pharmaceutical company Akorn, Inc. has agreed to sell its rights to develop, manufacture, and market the generic injectable tuberculosis drug, rifampin, in order to settle FTC charges that Akorn’s proposed acquisition of VersaPharm Inc. and its parent company, VPI Holdings Corp., would likely be...
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 April 2014 order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc. would likely be...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have extended the deadline for submitting comments on their recent Conditional Pricing Practices Workshop to September 22, 2014. The workshop, held June 23, 2014, explored the economics and legal policy implications of certain...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved two amended 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. (...
Two Internet resellers of UPC barcodes used by retailers for price scanning and inventory purposes, have settled charges that they violated the Federal Trade Commission Act by inviting competitors to join in a collusive scheme to raise the prices charged for barcodes sold online.
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission described how it evaluates the potential competitive effects of regulating occupations, trades, and professions, and the agency’s efforts to promote competition among professionals.
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 two former Advantage rental car locations in Portland, Oregon and San Jose, California, neither of which is currently operating, to Avis...

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