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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 is requesting public comment on 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 F.3d 928 (7th...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment, until January 22, 2014, on an application by Franchise Services of North America, Inc. (FSNA) for approval to sell assets it acquired from Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., under a 2012 FTC settlement with Hertz, to The Catalyst Capital Group, Inc...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. to divest its Lumiere Place Casino and all associated assets, including two hotels, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Tropicana St. Louis LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tropicana...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Tesoro Corporation and Tesoro Logistics Operations LLC (Tesoro) requesting FTC approval to sell its petroleum-related terminaling business and related assets in Boise, Idaho, to Sinclair Transportation Co.
Three school bus transportation companies have agreed to settle separate Federal Trade Commission and State of Missouri charges in connection with a "joint venture" called Kansas City School Transportation, and the venture's bid on a three-year contract to provide bus service for children in the...
After the San Jose Mercury News ran an article in May 1994 telling consumers how to analyze new car factory invoices so that they could be better negotiators when buying cars, local car dealers retaliated by conspiring to cancel their advertising in the paper, according to the Federal Trade...
The Federal Trade Commission announced its one-day public workshop on competition and follow-on biologics has been rescheduled for Feb. 4, 2014. The workshop will be held at the FTC’s Conference Center located at 601 New Jersey Ave., NW, in Washington, and will examine competition issues...
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $2.9 billion acquisition of Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) would likely substantially lessen competition by combining the firms’ title plant assets in several local markets in Oregon.
The Federal Trade Commission will require the parent company of Albertson’s LLC, AB Acquisition LLC, to sell two stores in Texas to settle charges that its proposed acquisition of United Supermarkets LLC is likely to substantially lessen competition in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act and...
Service Corporation International (SCI), the nation’s largest provider of funeral and cemetery services, has agreed to sell 53 funeral homes and 38 cemeteries to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $1.4 billion acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc. (Stewart) is likely to...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.’s acquisition of Ameristar Casinos, Inc. would reduce competition and lead to higher prices and lower quality for casino customers in St.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Mylan, Inc.’s acquisition of Agila Specialties Global Pte. Ltd and Agila Specialties Pvt. Ltd. (collectively, Agila) from Strides Arcolab Ltd.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade has approved an application by Polypore International, Inc. for approval to divest all stock and assets related to Microporous, which it acquired in February 2008, to Seven Mile Capital Partners. The divestiture is required by a Commission final...
Two professional associations, of music teachers and legal support services providers respectively, have agreed to eliminate provisions in their codes of ethics that limited competition among their members, according to the FTC. These settlements are the latest in a long line of antitrust cases...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Actavis, Inc’s proposed acquisition of Warner Chilcott plc would reduce competition in the U.S. markets for four current and future pharmaceuticals. They are:
Due to inclement weather and the closure of the federal government for today, the Federal Trade Commission has postponed until further notice its one-day public workshop on Follow-On Biologics: Impact of Recent Legislative and Regulatory Naming Proposals on Competition.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda for the upcoming public roundtable on “Follow-on Biologics: Impact of Recent Legislative and Regulatory Naming Proposals on Competition.” The workshop will be held in the FTC Conference Center at 601 New Jersey Ave., N.W., in Was
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) regarding CODA’s proposed Accreditation Standards for Dental Therapy Education Programs.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Honeywell International, Inc.’s acquisition of rival scan engine manufacturer Intermec Inc. was anticompetitive. The FTC’s complaint charged that the proposed acquisition would reduce...

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