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Given the recent surge in merger filings and the Commission’s obligation to protect Americans from illegal transactions, the Bureau of Competition is instituting new process reforms to best to use its limited resources. These reforms build on other enhancements the Bureau announced in...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a petition by DTE Energy Company to reopen and modify the FTC’s 2019 order, which remedied the agency’s concerns that NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC, a natural gas joint venture formerly between DTE Energy Company and Enbridge Inc., would...
The Federal Trade Commission voted to withdraw its approval of the Vertical Merger Guidelines, issued jointly with the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the FTC’s Vertical Merger Commentary. The guidance documents, which were published in 2020, include unsound economic theories that are unsupported...
Today, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina M. Khan announced that an open meeting of the Commission will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The open meeting will begin at 11 am ET and will be followed by a time for members of the public to address the Commission. The following...
Richard Fairbank, CEO of Capital One Financial Corp., has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that his March 8, 2018, acquisition of Capital One Financial (COF) stock violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Under a negotiated settlement, Fairbank will pay a $637,950 civil...
Today, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Richard Fairbank, CEO of Capital One Financial Corp., will pay a $637,950 civil penalty to settle charges that his acquisition of Capital One Financial stock violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act. Fairbank’s recent multi-million dollar...
Today, the Federal Trade Commission filed an amended complaint against Facebook in the agency’s ongoing federal antitrust case. The complaint alleges that after repeated failed attempts to develop innovative mobile features for its network, Facebook instead resorted to an illegal buy-or-bury scheme...
The administrative trial in the matter of Illumina, Inc., and GRAIL, Inc. (D- 9401) is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 at 10 a.m. ET, following a prehearing conference on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET. This type of proceeding usually takes place at the Federal Trade Commission’s...
Following the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey’s decision to grant a preliminary injunction against Hackensack Meridian Health, Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Englewood Healthcare Foundation, FTC Office of Public Affairs Director Lindsay Kryzak made this statement:
The Federal Trade Commission is adjusting its process for reviewing mergers to deal with a surge in merger filings.
The Federal Trade Commission voted in an open Commission meeting to rescind a 1995 policy statement that made it more difficult and burdensome to deter problematic mergers and acquisitions. The 1995 Policy Statement on Prior Approval and Prior Notice Provisions ended the Commission’s longstanding...
In response to the announcement that Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company’s Kern River Gas Transmission Pipeline has terminated its acquisition of rival Dominion Energy, Inc.’s Questar Pipeline, the FTC Bureau of Competition Acting Director Holly Vedova issued this statement:
The following statement can be attributed to Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina M. Khan and Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department Antitrust Division Richard A. Powers:

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