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The Federal Trade Commission has negotiated an agreement containing a proposed consent order designed to remedy the anticompetitive effects arising from Fidelity National Financial, Inc.'s ("FNF") acquisition of the common stock of Chicago Title Corporation ("CT"). The FTC has alleged that the...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Robert Pitofsky today told the American Bar Association that the 19th century antitrust laws on the books today are adequate to address the unique competition issues presented by the high-tech industries of the 21st century.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a proposed consent order against Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company that would resolve FTC concerns that the company’s proposed consolidation of its title plant with its only competitor in the Washington, DC market would violate antitrust laws by...
Final consent order settled allegations that the proposed consolidation of Commonwealth's title plant with First American Title Insurance Company, its only competitor in the Washington, DC area, would create a monopoly for title services in the Washington, DC market. The consent order...
Final order settles allegations that Intel's acquisition of Digital Equipment Corporation's assets could endanger the continuing and future development of the Alpha microprocessor, a direct competitor of Intel's Pentium line of computer system components. The order requires Digital to...
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. and Sensormatic Electronics Corporation, the two largest marketers of electronic article surveillance systems used in retail stores to prevent shoplifting, agreed to nullify and void the section of their June 1993 agreement that restricts negative advertising...
Consent order settles charges that Cablevision's acquisition of certain cable operations in northern New Jersey and in New York from Tele-Communications Inc. would result in higher prices and lower quality of cable television services for residents of Paramus and Hillsdale, New Jersey...
Cadence agreed to settle charges that its acquisition of Cooper & Chyan Technology, Inc. would reduce competition for "routing" software used to automate the design of integrated circuits or microchips. According to the complaint, the merger would reduce Cadence's incentives to...
Consent order settles charges that the acquisition of Sojidesk, Inc. would reduce competition in the development and sale of computer-aided design software engines (CAD) and prohibits Autodesk from reacquiring "IntelliCADD," a CAD engine recently sold by Softdesk to Boomerang...
  Following a public comment period in which 12 comments were received, the Federal Trade Commission announced today it has made final, without modification, a consent agreement with Time Warner Inc. and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Consent order will preserve competition in electronic parts catalogs for the auto parts aftermarket. The final order permits the acquisition of Triad Systems Corporation but requires the divestiture within 60 days of the PartFinderB electronic catalog database, and the J-CON...
Consent order settles charges that the acquisition of Petroleum Information Corporation could create a monopoly for production and well history data used by geologists and petroleum engineers to find additional oil and gas reserves. The settlement requires Dwight to license a complete...
An administrative complaint charged that the 1995 acquisition of Autolnfo, Inc. created a monopoly and raised prices in the automobile salvage yard information management industry. A final order requires the divestiture of specific integrated computer systems for auto parts inventory...
Final consent order requiring the restructuring of the acquisition of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. settles antitrust concerns that the acquisition would restrict competition in cable television programming and distribution.

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