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Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments on the competitive impact of legislative proposals to modify the supervision requirements imposed on Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in South Carolina. The comments are in response to a request from South Carolina State...
The Federal Trade Commission has voted unanimously to dismiss its administrative complaint challenging Steris Corporation’s proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of Synergy Health plc. The FTC had filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking an injunction to prevent the acquisition from going forward...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that pharmaceutical companies Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. entered into an unlawful agreement not to compete in the sale of generic versions of Kapvay, a...
If the Commission is to attain the objectives Congress envisioned, it cannot be required to confine its road block to the narrow lane the transgressor has traveled; it must be allowed effectively to close all roads to the prohibited goal, so that its order may not be bypassed with...
The Hart-Scott-Rodino statute and rules contain a number of reporting thresholds for transactions subject to premerger notification filing with the FTC and DOJ. In this post, we are going to focus on how to value publicly traded stock in order to determine reportability under the...
A company that sells rug accessories designed to keep rugs from curling at the corners has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it illegally invited its closest competitor to coordinate prices. The company, Step N Grip, LLC, sells NeverCurl, a product that can be attached to the...
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.

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