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Intercontinental Exchange, Inc./Black Knight, Inc., In the Matter of
Amgen Inc. and Horizon Therapeutics plc, FTC v.
Altria Group/JUUL Labs, In the Matter of
The Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint alleging that Altria Group, Inc. and JUUL Labs, Inc. entered a series of agreements, including Altria’s acquisition of a 35% stake in JUUL, that eliminated competition in violation of federal antitrust laws. According to the complaint, this series of agreements involved Altria ceasing to compete in the U.S. market for closed-system electronic cigarettes in return for a substantial ownership interest in JUUL, by far the dominant player in that market. In an initial decision announced on Feb. 24, 2022, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell dismissed the antitrust charges in the complaint.
FTC Sues to Stop the Potentially Illegal Integration of New Orleans Area Hospitals Over Failure to Follow Federal Reporting Law
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. and Black Knight, Inc., FTC v.
FTC Staff Seeks Court Order Preventing ICE from Consummating its Acquisition of Rival Black Knight Pending Agency Administrative Challenge
FTC Files Amicus Brief in Sage Chemical vs. Supernus Pharmaceutical Supporting Competition in the Market for Drug Used to Treat Advanced Parkinson’s Disease
Sage Chemical, Inc. et al. v. Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al.
FTC Acts to Block Deal Combining the Two Top Mortgage Loan Technology Providers
Meta/Zuckerberg/Within, In the Matter of
The Federal Trade Commission authorized an administrative complaint against the proposed merger between virtual reality (VR) giant Meta and Within Unlimited, the VR studio that markets Supernatural, a leading VR fitness app. Formerly known as Facebook Inc., Meta sells the most widely used VR headset, operates a widely used VR app store, and already owns many popular VR apps. The agency alleges that Meta’s proposed acquisition of Within would harm competition and dampen innovation in the U.S. markets for fitness and dedicated-fitness VR apps.
Statement of Elizabeth Wilkins, Director of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, on the Decision of SUNY Upstate Medical University and Crouse Health System, Inc. to Drop Their Proposed Merger
FTC, DOJ Issue Fiscal Year 2021 Hart Scott Rodino Premerger Notification Report
Dissenting Statement of Commissioner Christine S. Wilson Regarding the Petition for Recusal of Chair Lina M. Khan from Involvement in the Matter of Meta/Zuckerberg/Within
Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act for 2023
FTC Approves Final Order Preserving Farm Store Competition in the Midwest and the South
Tractor Supply Company/Orscheln Farm and Home LLC, In the Matter of
FTC Further Modifies 2019 Order Requiring Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to Sell Assets in Nine Industrial Gases Product Markets
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.
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