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WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division launched a joint public inquiry aimed at strengthening enforcement against illegal mergers. Recent evidence indicates that many industries across the economy are becoming more concentrated and...
 Today, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote held “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli liable for antitrust claims brought by the Federal Trade Commission and a group of seven state enforcers.  Finding that Shkreli’s conduct was “egregious, deliberate, repetitive, long-running, and ultimately dangerous,”...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that dialysis service provider DaVita, Inc.’s acquisition of the University of Utah Health’s dialysis clinics would reduce competition in vital outpatient dialysis services in the Provo, Utah...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s $210 million acquisition of Novitium Pharma LLC violated federal antitrust laws.
The Federal Trade Commission has adjusted the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for violations of 16 provisions of law the agency enforces, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.The Act directs agencies to implement annual inflation...
Joint amicus brief of the United States and Federal Trade Commission in support of rail shipper plaintiffs. The brief urges affirmance of the district court decision that interpreted a provision of the Staggers Act of 1980 to allow admission of evidence of alleged collusion among rail...
Clarence L. Werner, founder of the Omaha, Nebraska-based truckload carrier Werner Enterprises, Inc. will pay a $486,900 civil penalty to settle charges that certain of his acquisitions of company stock while he was a director of the company violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. The HSR...
Today, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Clarence L. Werner, founder of the Omaha, Nebraska-based truckload carrier Werner Enterprises, Inc. will pay a $486,900 civil penalty to settle charges that certain of his acquisitions of company stock while he was a director of the company...
Today, the Federal Trade Commission announced that restaurant chain owner and investment fund operator Biglari Holdings Inc. will pay a $1.4 million civil penalty to settle charges that two acquisitions it made on March 26, 2020, of shares of restaurant operator Cracker Barrel Old Country Store,...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the Alabama Board of Dental Examiners, a body controlled by licensed dentists, violated antitrust laws by requiring on-site supervision by licensed dentists of tooth alignment scans for...
Global Partners LP and Richard Wiehl have agreed to divest to Petroleum Marketing Investment Group, LLC, seven stores that sell gasoline and diesel fuel in five local markets in Connecticut, to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Global’s proposed acquisition of 27 retail gasoline and...

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