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The Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for public comments on its recent workshop, Examining Health Care Competition. To provide interested parties additional time to submit comments, the deadline has been extended through May 16, 2014. Comments can be submitted electronically, as...
The Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, urging it to reverse a district court dismissal in the case of Lamictal Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on two 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. (LPS) would be...
McSweeny, named an FTC Commissioner by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate, began her official duties on April 28.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Ardagh Group S.A. to sell six manufacturing plants and related assets to Glass Container Acquisition LLC (GCA), an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners L.P. (KPS), as required under an FTC’s order settling...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s December 2013 proposed order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc...
The International Competition Network (ICN) adopted new recommended practices for predatory pricing analysis and competition assessment, and approved new work product on international merger enforcement cooperation, confidentiality protections during investigations, leniency policy and digital...
The Federal Trade Commission has relocated its Premerger Notification Office (PNO) from the FTC headquarters building to the Constitution Center building, at the corner of 7th and D Streets S.W. in Washington, DC. The FTC has issued a final Federal Register notice formally amending the Hart-Scott-...
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld a Federal Trade Commission Decision and Order that found ProMedica Health System’s acquisition of rival St. Luke’s Hospital was anticompetitive and likely would lead to higher prices for consumers in the Toledo, Ohio area.  According to the...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will participate in the 13th annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in Marrakech, Morocco, from April 23-25, 2014. At the conference, antitrust officials and private sector antitrust experts from around the world and...
Following today’s announcement by Jostens, Inc. (“Jostens”) that it will drop plans to acquire Acquisition of American Achievement Corp. (“AAC”), the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Deborah Feinstein, said:
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 22 former Advantage Rent A Car locations, none of which are currently operating, to Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (Hertz) and Avis Budget...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that Community Health Systems, Inc.’s (CHS) $7.6 billion acquisition of rival health care system Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA) was likely to lessen competition for general...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a petition submitted by Toys “R” Us, Inc. (TRU) to reopen and modify a final Commission order issued in 1998. That order followed a Commission determination, affirmed by the Seventh Circuit, Toys 'R' Us, Inc. v. FTC, 221...
Akorn Enterprises, Inc. and Hi-Tech Pharmacal, Inc. will sell the rights and assets to three generic prescription eye medications and two generic topical anesthetics to Watson Laboratories, Inc., to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Akorn’s proposed $640 million acquisition of Hi-Tech...
Ardagh Group SA has agreed to sell six of its nine glass container manufacturing plants in the United States to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its $1.7 billion proposed acquisition of Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. would likely harm competition in the markets for glass containers used...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice today issued a policy statement on the sharing of cyber-security information that makes clear that properly designed cyber threat information sharing is not likely to raise antitrust concerns and can help secure the nation’s networks of...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on three applications by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s December 2013 proposed order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved separate final consent orders settling charges that two professional associations restrained competition among their members in violation of the FTC Act. The FTC first announced proposed consent orders with each...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Nielsen Holdings N.V. and Nielsen Audio, Inc. (collectively, Nielsen) to sell its LinkMeter cross-platform audience measuring services to comScore, Inc., and to enter other arrangements supporting the...

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