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Antitrust law seeks to promote efficiency and economic welfare. But companies may want to collaborate to advance other social objectives. I recently spoke at a program entitled “Antitrust Law and Corporate Social Responsibility,” hosted by the Council for International Business. The...
Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to Pennsylvania State Representative Robert W. Godshall in response to his request for the FTC’s views on legislative proposals that would further regulate the pre-need sale of cemetery and funeral merchandise and services in Pennsylvania.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Pfizer Inc.’s $16 billion acquisition of Hospira, Inc. would likely be anticompetitive.
An orthopedic practice in Berks County, Pennsylvania, created through a combination of six independent orthopedic practices in 2011, has agreed to settle FTC charges that the merger was anticompetitive and violated U.S. antitrust law.
The Federal Trade Commission staff submitted comments to the Virginia and Tennessee Departments of Health as the agencies promulgate proposed rules regarding hospital cooperation agreements in Virginia and Ten
Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners violated the federal antitrust laws by preventing non-dentists from providing teeth whitening services in competition with the state’s licensed dentists. N.C. State Bd. of Dental...
In testimony presented to a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee the Federal Trade Commission described its work to promote competition, and its concerns about proposed federal legislation would eliminate the Commission’s role in adjudicating some merger cases.
FTC alleged he failed to report voting shares that he acquired in a California technology start up, TangoMe
Wright Medical Group, Inc. and Tornier N.V. have agreed to sell Tornier’s U.S. rights and assets related to its total ankle replacements and total silastic toe joint replacements to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that the proposed $3.3 billion merger would illegally reduce competition...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Albertsons to modify its contract with Haggen Holdings, LLC, under an order that required Albertsons to sell supermarkets in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington to Haggen.
Pharmaceutical companies Endo International plc and Par Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have agreed to divest all of Endo’s rights and assets to generic glycopyrrolate tablets and generic methimazole tablets in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Endo’s proposed $8 billion acquisition of...
The National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) has agreed to remove provisions in its Code of Ethics that the Federal Trade Commission charged limit competition among its members.
FTC alleged it failed to report a conversion of its ownership interest in the financial services company Knight Capital Group, Inc.
Today I spoke to a group of antitrust practitioners and business people at a GCR Live event in New York, where I discussed the court’s decision in FTC v. Sysco Corp.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that Dollar Tree Inc.’s $9.2 billion acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. would likely be anticompetitive.
It’s easy to be blasé about electric power: Flip a switch and the lights come on. Plug in your phone and it recharges. Maybe you have a vague sense that behind the plug is a vast infrastructure of lines and junction boxes, all leading back to far-away power plants that generate...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. to sell TRW’s North American and European linkage and suspension business for heavy and light vehicles to the Tokyo-based global machine...
A proposal by the American Dental Association (ADA) to conduct surveys of dentists' fees for use in resolving disputes about dental fees and dental insurers' reimbursement rates does not appear to violate federal antitrust laws, according to the Federal Trade Commission staff. In a letter to the...
Today, the Commission (with the help of our friends at the Justice Department) filed a proposed settlement in federal court to settle charges that three funds managed by Third Point violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act by failing to make the necessary premerger notification filings...

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