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Clayton Act

Mission
Competition
Law
15 U.S.C. §§ 12-27, as amended
The Commission is charged under Sections 3, 7 and 8 of this Act with preventing and eliminating unlawful tying contracts, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and interlocking directorates. This Act...

Google LLC and iHeartMedia, Inc., In the Matter of

In November 2022, the FTC and seven state attorneys general sued Google LLC and iHeartMedia, Inc. for airing nearly 29,000 deceptive endorsements by radio personalities promoting their use of and experience with Google’s Pixel 4 phone in 2019 and 2020. The proposed FTC orders and the state judgments settling the allegations bar Google and iHeartMedia from similar misrepresentations, and the state judgments also require them to pay $9.4 million in penalties.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
2023092
Case Status
Pending

Illumina, Inc., and GRAIL, Inc., In the Matter of

The Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint and authorized a federal court lawsuit to block Illumina’s $7.1 billion proposed acquisition of Grail—a maker of a non-invasive, early detection liquid biopsy test that can screen for multiple types of cancer in asymptomatic patients at very early stages using DNA sequencing. Illumina is the only provider of DNA sequencing that is a viable option for these multi-cancer early detection, or MCED, tests in the United States.

The complaint alleges the proposed acquisition will diminish innovation in the U.S. market for MCED tests, which could be used to detect up to 50 types of cancer. Most of these types of cancer are not screened for at all today, and the MCED test could save millions of lives around the world. The trial began on Aug. 24, 2021. On May 20, 2021, the FTC authorized staff to dismiss its federal court complaint for Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
201 0144
Docket Number
9401
Case Status
Pending

Linde AG and Praxair, Inc., In the Matter of

In 2019, following a public comment period, the FTC has approved a modified final order requiring industrial gas suppliers Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to sell assets in nine industrial gases product markets in numerous U.S. geographic markets to four divestiture buyers. The nine product markets in which the Commission alleged harm in its October 2018 complaint are bulk liquid oxygen, bulk liquid nitrogen, bulk liquid argon, bulk liquid carbon dioxide, bulk liquid hydrogen, bulk refined helium, on-site hydrogen, on-site carbon monoxide, and excimer laser gases. In November 2022, the FTC announced the approval of a petition to modify the final order in this case.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
C4660

Deslandes v. McDonald's

Date
Federal Court
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
The Federal Trade Commission joined with the U.S. Department of Justice in an amicus brief filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Deslandes v. McDonald’s USA, LLC...