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The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Department of Justice's Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, released the agencies’ fiscal year (FY) 2012 report  summarizing their review of mergers under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification Program.  In FY 2012, 1,429...
Graco, Inc. has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated the antitrust laws by buying Gusmer Corp. (Gusmer) in 2005 and GlasCraft, Inc. (GCI) in 2008, its two closest competitors in the North American market for fast set equipment (FSE) used by contractors to apply polyurethane...
In testimony today before a U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittee the Federal Trade Commission detailed its work on behalf of consumers in protecting competition in three key sectors of the economy – health care, technology, and energy.
The Federal Trade Commission this week filed renewed motions in its ongoing litigation related to Phoebe Putney Health System’s now consummated acquisition of Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany, Georgia.
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have issued a joint summary of the activities of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Working Group between October 2011 and March 31, 2013.
Bosley, Inc., the nation’s largest manager of medical/surgical hair restoration procedures, has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it illegally exchanged competitively sensitive, nonpublic information about its business practices with one of its competitors, HC (USA), Inc., commonly...
Today, the Federal Trade Commission accepted for public comment a proposed consent order settling charges that Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company’s 2010 purchase of Star Pipe Products, Inc.’s cast iron soil pipe (CISP) business was anticompetitive.  To help restore competition in CISP markets in...
The Federal Trade Commission has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey explaining that brand name drug manufacturers may improperly use restricted drug distribution programs to impede generic competition.
The Federal Trade Commission, together with the Idaho Attorney General, will file a complaint in federal district court seeking to block St. Luke’s Health System, Ltd.’s acquisition of Idaho's largest independent, multi-specialty physician practice group, Saltzer Medical Group P.A. According to...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that a non-compete agreement between bulk bleach producers Oltrin Solutions, LLC and JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc. reduced competition in North Carolina, South Carolina, and southern Virginia.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have extended the deadline for submitting comments on their recent Patent Assertion Entity Activities Workshop to April 5, 2013.
Eight independent nephrologists in Puerto Rico have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they illegally collectively bargained with insurers and refused to treat health plan patients when their price demands were rebuffed.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz issued the following statement concerning today’s unanimous ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Phoebe Putney Health System’s acquisition of Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany, Georgia.  The Court decided that the state action doctrine did not immunize...
The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition has advised the Norman Physician Hospital Organization (Norman PHO) that staff has no present intention to recommend that the FTC challenge its proposed formation or operation of a clinically integrated health care network.  Based on Norman PHO’...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., the largest U.S. supplier of diagnostic testing products used by small animal veterinarians, acted anticompetitively by engaging in exclusive dealing...
The Federal Trade Commission has reopened and extended the deadline for the public to submit comments to aid in its review of the guidance it gives manufacturers and wholesalers as to how they can provide advertising allowances and other promotional payments and services to retailers without...
At the request of several members of the public, the Federal Trade Commission has extended the time to submit public comments on the proposed settlement order concerning Google and Motorola Mobility LLC. (MMI) through February 22, 2013.  The comment period originally was scheduled to end on...
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 will require bleach producer and seller Oltrin Solutions, LLC to release its competitor, JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc. from an agreement not to sell bleach in North Carolina and South Carolina.  This non-compete agreement was part of a 2010 transaction between the two...
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, the number of potentially anticompetitive patent dispute settlements between branded and generic drug companies increased significantly compared with FY 2011, jumping from 28 to 40, according to a new Federal Trade Commission staff report.  The study also found that in...

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