Tag: Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR)

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On April 28, the PNO will move to its new offices on the fifth floor of Constitution Center, located at the corner of 7th and D Streets SW above the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station. We hope to make this a seamless transition with no interruption in our ability to receive filings. We will continue to...
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....
When Congress passed the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, it created minimum dollar thresholds to limit the burden of premerger reporting. In 2000, it amended the HSR statute to require the annual adjustment of these thresholds based on the change in gross national product. As...
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.
Each year, the Premerger Notification Office answers thousands of letters, phone calls, and emails regarding the Hart-Scott-Rodino rules, giving informal advice on the potential reportability of transactions and help in completing the HSR Notification and Report Form. 
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.
In recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the implementation of Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, the Bureau of Competition's Premerger Notification Office will host a half-day public workshop on the basics of HSR premerger notification, covering such topics as how to...
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. 
On 9/25/2012, Biglari Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded holding company, agreed to pay $850,000 to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that it violated premerger reporting laws in connection with its 2011 acquisition of a stake in the restaurant operator Cracker Barrel Old...
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...
On 12/16/2011, Brian L. Roberts, the Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation, agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that he violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act (HSR Act) in connection with his acquisitions of Comcast...

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