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FTC staff has doggedly tracked down information about competition in the pet medications industry for the past several years. Why? Because it’s a large and growing consumer market. With 65 percent of American households owning a pet, and retail sales of prescription pet medications...
Tobacco companies Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. have agreed to divest four cigarette brands to Imperial Tobacco Group to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $27.4 billion merger would likely be anticompetitive.
Tobacco companies Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. agreed to divest four cigarette brands to Imperial Tobacco Group to settle FTC charges that their proposed $27.4 billion merger would likely be anticompetitive. The order requires Reynolds to divest to Imperial four...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Panasonic Corporation for approval to sell to FDK Corporation assets from Panasonic’s facility in Suzhou, China that are used to manufacture sub-C portable nickel metal hydride (“NiMH”) batteries.
The heads of the antitrust agencies of the United States, Canada and Mexico met today in Mexico City to discuss their ongoing work to ensure effective antitrust enforcement cooperation in our increasingly interconnected markets.
These days, the sharing economy is all around us. One person might use her smartphone to get an Uber ride to a dinner arranged through Feastly. Another might hire a Taskrabbit to clean up his garden for spring and order custom pots for his flowers from a seller on Etsy. But do these...
In a letter to Oregon State Senator Chip Shields, Federal Trade Commission staff expressed concern that a broad antitrust exemption proposed in Oregon Senate Bill 231A for health care collaborations is unnecessary because antitrust law already permits such efforts that benefit consumers.
 From: Whitehead, NoraSent: Monday, February 23, 2015 9:10 AMTo: (Redacted)Cc: Walsh, Kathryn E.; Berg, Karen E.; Gillis, Diana LSubject:  RE:4(d) questionYou are correct- you would not produce documents related to non-merger specific synergies. From: (Redacted)Sent: Friday, February...
From: Walsh, Kathryn E.Sent: Thursday, March 12 2015 1:43PMTo: (Redacted)Cc: Berg, Karen E.; Gillis, Diana L.; Whitehead, NoraSubject: RE: Pharma license questions
From: Gillis, Diana L.Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 2:58PMTo: (Redacted)Cc: Walsh, Kathryn E.; Berg, Karen E.; Whitehead, NoraSubject:  RE: Question re: Voting TrustsWe analyze voting trusts like shareholder agreements or proxies. The 2014 interpretation you cite is on point, and...
From: Whitehead, NoraSent: Monday, February 23, 2015 9:10 AMTo: (Redacted)Cc: Walsh, Kathryn E.; Berg, Karen E.; Gillis, Diana LSubject:  RE: 4(d) question You are correct- you would not produce documents related to non-merger specific synergies. From: (Redacted)Sent: Friday,...
From: Whitehead, NoraSent: Friday, February 13, 2015 10:33 AMTo: (Redacted)Cc: Gillis, Diana L.; Walsh, Kathryn E.Subject: RE: HSR Question - Mortgage Origination Without the associated mortgages, the acquisition of the origination platform is not exempt under 7A(c}(2). From (...
From: Gillis, Diana L Sent: Friday, February 06, 2015 9:35 AM To:  (Redacted) Cc: Walsh, Kathryn E; Berg, Karen E Subject: RE New UPE Question Thanks, (Redacted). Client X would not be able to rely on its Company A HSR.   From: (Redacted) Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 2:47...
Consumers frequently contact the Bureau of Competition to alert us that the cost of a prescription drug suddenly spiked up, and ask if the FTC can take antitrust action to bring the price back down. The answer in a nutshell is that it depends on the reason for the price change...

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