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McCormick & Co. Inc.'s proposed $56 million acquisition of the Spice Islands assets from Specialty Brands Inc. until the FTC can complete its antitrust investigation of the proposal. The Commission charged that McCormick has not fully complied with a request for information about the merger....
The Federal Trade Commission has revised the thresholds that determine whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under Section 7A of the Clayton Act, the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act.
The Federal Trade Commission issued final changes to the premerger notification rules that require companies in the pharmaceutical industry to report certain proposed acquisitions of exclusive patent rights to the FTC and the Department of Justice for antitrust review.
Corporate investor Barry Diller has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that he violated the agency’s premerger filing requirements, and will pay a $480,000 civil penalty.
The Federal Trade Commission today issued final changes to its premerger rules to establish procedures for the withdrawal of a Hart Scott Rodino (HSR) premerger notification filing in certain circumstances.
The investment firm of MacAndrews & Forbes has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated the agency’s premerger filing requirements, and will pay a $720,000 civil penalty.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a set of proposed changes to its premerger rulesto establish procedures for the withdrawal of a Hart Scott Rodino (HSR) premerger notification filing in certain circumstances. 
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on proposed changes to the premerger notification rules that could require companies in the pharmaceutical industry to report proposed acquisitions of exclusive patent rights to the FTC and the Department of Justice for antitrust review. The...
The Federal Trade Commission today filed a motion in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, pursuant to Section 7A(g)(2) of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 18a(g)(2), to require Blockbuster, Inc. to comply with the statutory rules of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR).
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that The Hearst Trust and its wholly owned subsidiary, The Hearst Corporation (Hearst), have agreed to settle charges that it failed to include required documents in its premerger notification report concerning its 1998 acquisition of Medi-Span, Inc....
A New York merchant banking fund and one of its general partners have agreed to pay nearly $3 million to settle federal charges that they failed to file documents with the antitrust enforcement agencies in a timely manner before making an acquisition of a chain of funeral homes. At least one of...
Harry E. Figgie, Jr. and Figgie International Inc., have agreed to pay a $150,000 civil penalty to settle federal charges that they failed to notify the nation's two antitrust enforcement agencies before Mr. Figgie acquired restricted voting stock in Figgie International, the Federal Trade...
Under an agreement the Federal Trade Commission has negotiated with Foodmaker, Inc., the San Diego-based restaurant chain owner will pay a $1.45 million civil penalty to settle charges that one of its subsidiaries knowingly failed to notify the nation’s two antitrust enforcement agencies before...
Following a Federal Trade Commission investigation, Titan Wheel International, Inc., a Quincy, Illinois-based wheel manufacturer, has agreed to pay a $130,000 civil penalty -- the maximum allowable under law -- to settle federal charges that it took control of a Des Moines tire plant of Pirelli...
The Federal Trade Commission has negotiated a settlement with Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) under which the firm will pay a $2.97 million civil penalty for failing to include key competitive documents in a “premerger” filing it made with the federal government in connection with its April...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a new policy that will expand cooperative efforts between the Commission and the state Attorneys General in merger investigations. The procedure will increase information sharing with state antitrust officials, thus improving coordination where both...