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Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the Delaware Board of Occupational Therapy Practice on its proposed regulation that would likely facilitate the provision of occupational therapy services to Delaware consumers.
Today the FTC and DOJ released the 38th Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Report, which details the agencies’ merger review and enforcement program for Fiscal Year 2015 (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015). This report, like the 37 previous versions, is a snapshot of one year’s worth...
The Federal Trade Commission, together with the Department of Justice Acting Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, released the 38th Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Report. The report presents fiscal year 2015 data on the HSR Premerger Notification Program, which is key to alerting the agencies to...
I am happy to announce that Chuck Loughlin will replace Tara Reinhart as Chief Trial Counsel for the Bureau when Tara leaves the Commission later this week.  Chuck joined the Bureau in September 2015, as the Deputy Chief Trial Counsel of the litigation group, bringing over 20 years...
Settlement preserves competition and marks largest drug divestiture order in a pharmaceutical merger case
Mylan Inc. has agreed to divest the rights and assets related to two generic pharmaceutical products in order to settle FTC charges that its proposed $7.2 billion acquisition of Swedish drug maker Meda would be anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. to sell to Aspen Air U.S. Corp. its assets related to production of bulk liquid carbon dioxide at facilities in Galva, and Sergeant Bluff, Iowa.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments supporting a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) proposed rule that would permit the VA to grant “full practice authority” to the four main categories of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) – Certified Nurse Practitioners (...
Koninklijke Ahold and Delhaize Group, which between them own and operate five well-known U.S. supermarket chains, have agreed to sell 81 stores to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $28 billion merger would likely be anticompetitive in 46 local markets in Delaware,...
Look at any recent merger settlement accepted by the Commission and the answer is clear: An acceptable merger remedy must eliminate the potential for anticompetitive effects that would likely occur if the merger were to proceed. Typically this means creating another competitor to...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the proposed $13.4 billion merger of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. and Airgas, Inc. would likely be anticompetitive.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Invibio, a company that supplies some of the world’s largest medical device makers with a high-performance polymer used to make spinal and other medical implants, used long-term...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. to sell some of its assets to Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc., a Delaware-based subsidiary of Taiyo Nippon Sаnso Corporation of Japan.
As we head into the dog days of summer, I am delighted to share some recent management changes in the Bureau.
The Federal Trade Commission has voted to dismiss without prejudice its administrative complaint challenging the proposed merger between Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center – two hospitals located three miles apart in Huntington, West Virginia.
Following today’s announcement by Superior Plus Corp. that it would abandon plans to acquire Canexus Corporation, the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Debbie Feinstein, said:
Last year, federal agencies, including the FTC, were instructed to adjust the maximum civil penalties for violations of laws they enforce. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 requires agencies to adjust penalty amounts using the “catch-up”...
Ball Corporation has agreed to sell to Ardagh Group S.A. eight U.S. aluminum can plants and associated assets in order to settle FTC charges that its proposed acquisition of Rexam PLC – worth $8.4 billion when proposed in February 2015 – is likely anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission today filed an administrative complaint charging that the proposed $982 million merger of Canadian chemical suppliers Superior Plus Corp. and Canexus Corp. would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition in the North American market for sodium...

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