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Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced today that Abbott (Tad) Lipsky, Acting Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, retired effective July 3, 2017. Lipsky was previously a partner in the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, and brought 40 years of experience...
Semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom Limited has agreed to establish a firewall to remedy the FTC’s concerns that its proposed $5.9 billion acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. is anticompetitive. These concerns arise because of Broadcom’s current access to the confidential business...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Emerson Electric Co.’s acquisition of Pentair plc would be anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has approved changes to the form that companies use to report a proposed merger, acquisition, or similar transaction under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.The Antitrust...
The Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Tad Lipsky, issued the following statement on this morning’s announcement regarding Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Rite Aid Corporation.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Grifols, S.A., a manufacturer of plasma-derived drugs, to amend the terms of a manufacturing agreement that was part of a 2011 FTC-ordered divestiture.
Retail fuel station and convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has agreed to divest up to 71 retail fuel stations with convenience stores to Empire Petroleum Partners in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that ACT’s proposed $4.4 billion acquisition of competitor CST...
The Federal Trade Commission has authorized a federal court action to block Sanford Health’s proposed acquisition of Mid Dakota Clinic, alleging that the deal would violate antitrust law by significantly reducing competition for adult primary care physician services, pediatric services, obstetrics...
As part of Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen’s regulatory reform initiative, the FTC is taking steps to ensure that its rules and guides keep pace with technological advances in the marketplace while continuing the agency’s mission to protect consumers and promote...
The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation of whether the Texas Medical Board violated federal antitrust law by adopting rules restricting the practice of telemedicine and telehealth in Texas. The Commission voted to close the investigation after Texas enacted a law that overrides...
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that its Economic Liberty Task Force will host a roundtable in Washington, DC on July 27, 2017 to highlight approaches that make it easier for workers in state-licensed occupations to
Moving to a new state can be daunting—packing, finding a new place to live, looking into options for schools, and finding the best local pizzeria. But if you’re one of the millions of Americans who need a license in order to work, the biggest hurdle could be getting a license in your...
The Federal Trade Commission has authorized legal action to block the merger of the two largest daily fantasy sports sites, DraftKings and FanDuel, alleging that the combined firm would control more than 90 percent of the U.S. market for paid daily fantasy sports contests. The FTC, jointly with the...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the proposed merger of China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) and Swiss global agricultural company Syngenta AG would harm competition in the U.S. markets for the herbicide...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that outpatient kidney dialysis chain DaVita, Inc.’s $358 million acquisition of competitor Renal Ventures Management LLC would have been anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by LafargeHolcim Ltd. to amend the terms of several agreements that were part of a 2015 FTC order settling charges that the $25 billion merger of Holcim and Lafarge would likely harm competition in the United...
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board, alleging that the group is unreasonably restraining price competition for appraisal services in Louisiana, contrary to federal antitrust law. The complaint will be submitted to adjudication before...
The Sherwin-Williams Company has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $11.3 billion acquisition of Valspar Corporation is likely anticompetitive by selling Valspar’s North America Industrial Wood Coatings Business to Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. The transaction would...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order and consent agreement in which the American Guild of Organists agreed to eliminate rules that restrict its members from competing for opportunities to perform.
The Federal Trade Commission submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 budget request to Congress, in support of the President’s FY 2018 budget for the federal government. The budget request also includes the FY 2018 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2017 and FY 2018, and...

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