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The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division released the agencies’ 40th Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Report. The Report provides HSR Premerger Notification data for fiscal year 2017.
Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen released the agency’s 2017 Annual Highlights today, detailing its continued efforts to protect American consumers and promote competition without unnecessarily burdening legitimate businesses.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in support of a proposed regulatory change that would reduce the burdens on experienced, Canadian dentists wishing to practice dentistry within New York State. This change would allow established,...
We assess the performance of three hospital merger simulation methods by means of a Monte Carlo experiment. We first specify a rich theoretical model of hospital markets and use it to generate “true" price effects of a large number of hospital mergers. We then use the theoretical...
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice announced today that they will hold a joint public workshop in Washington, DC on June 5, 2018, to explore competition issues in the residential real estate brokerage industry.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application from Agilent Technologies, Inc., which seeks Commission approval of a cross-license agreement under which Agilent would reacquire assets it divested as part of a 2010 consent agreement.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the proposed $3.3 billion acquisition of 1,100 Sunoco retail fuel outlets by the Tokyo-based parent company of 7-Eleven would violate antitrust law.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen today announced that David C. Shonka, the agency’s Acting General Counsel, is retiring from government and will join a private law practice.
The International Competition Network (ICN) held its 17th annual conference, hosted by the Competition Commission of India, on March 21-23, 2018. Nearly 500 delegates from more than 70 jurisdictions participated, including competition experts from international organizations and the legal, business...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Red Ventures to divest the assets of Caring.com, as required under the FTC’s March 12, 2018, final order settling charges that Red Ventur
Most antitrust practitioners are attuned to advising clients about the antitrust risk that a proposed acquisition may violate Section 7 of the Clayton Act. But counsel and clients must also be conscious of the risks of sharing information with a competitor before and during merger...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an administrative complaint charging that a proposed merger between two specialized software vendors violates federal antitrust laws.
The Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, Maureen K. Ohlhausen will participate in the 17th annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in New Delhi, India, March 21-23, 2018, along with Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Justice Department’s Antitrust...

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