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More than 40 million U.S. consumers benefit from contact lens competition. Demand for contact lenses has been growing over the past decade, and there are more places for consumers to shop for contact lenses and refill their prescriptions – in-person from eye-care providers, optical...
On Monday, the FTC accepted for public comment a proposed consent order involving a consummated merger in the eye care industry. According to the complaint, Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ 2015 acquisition of Paragon Holdings reduced competition for polymer discs (aka buttons) used to make...
The Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit urging the court to reverse the district court’s dismissal of the complaint in Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Brief of the Federal Trade Commission as amicus curiae, taking no position on the merits of the case, but explaining that the district court erroneously dismissed the complaint on Noerr-Pennington antitrust exemption grounds.
How do I file a comment?Matters Open for CommentBelow is a listing of matters for which the Commission is currently accepting public comments. Matters are listed in chronological order by comment submission deadline.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the parent of Bausch + Lomb, agreed to sell Paragon Holdings I, Inc. to settle charges that its May 2015 acquisition of Paragon reduced competition for the sale of FDA-approved buttons used for three types of gas permeable, or GP, lenses: orthokeratology...
Canadian pharmaceutical conglomerate Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., parent of Bausch + Lomb, has agreed to divest Paragon Holdings I, Inc. to settle charges that its May 2015 acquisition of Paragon violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act and Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seek public comment on proposed Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation, which update guidelines issued by the Agencies in 1995.
“The FTC is pleased that the 7th Circuit rejected the district court’s geographic market findings, and we are looking forward to proving our case,” said Debbie Feinstein, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified final order settling charges that the $28 billion merger of Koninklijke Ahold  and Delhaize Group, which together own five well-known U.S. grocery store chains, would likely be anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission has joined the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division in an amicus brief filed by the Solicitor General in the cases of Visa Inc., et al. v. Osborn and Visa Inc., et al. v. Stoumbos, Nos. 15-961 and 15-962, pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Investment firm founder Fayez Sarofim has agreed to pay $720,000 in civil penalties to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that he violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act by failing to report stock purchases from several issuers between 2001 and 2012.
Investment firm founder Fayez Sarofim agreed to pay $720,000 in civil penalties to resolve allegations that he violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act by failing to report stock purchases from several issuers between 2001 and 2012. The HSR Act exempts acquisitions of up to ten percent of...
Brief For the United States (Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission) As Amicus Curiae Supporting Respondents, Arguing That Respondents' United States District Court Complaints Adequately Allege That the Access Fee Rules Imposed by Visa and MasterCard - Governing the Fees...
Brief of the Federal Trade Commission in support of a petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc and urging the court to clarify or amend its September 28, 2016, decision in the case. The brief urges the court to (1) clarify the decision so it cannot be read to limit the kinds of...
Looking for a new job can be stressful, whether you are a new worker applying for your first job or a highly trained professional seeking to advance in your career. The last thing a job-seeker should have to worry about is a back-room deal among employers that keeps her from getting...
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Today, the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division issued guidance for human resource (HR) professionals and others who are involved in hiring and compensation decisions. HR professionals are often in the best position to ensure their companies’ hiring practices...

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