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The Federal Trade Commission will require the national kidney-dialysis chain U.S. Renal Care, Inc., for which Rangers Renal Holdings LP is the parent company, to divest its ownership interest in three outpatient dialysis clinics in Laredo, Texas, as part of a settlement resolving charges that its...
ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI, L.P., agreed to divest its ownership interest in four light petroleum product terminals in Pennsylvania, to settle charges that ArcLight’s acquisition of Gulf Oil Limited Partnership from its parent company, Cumberland Farms, Inc., would likely be...
The Federal Trade Commission will require energy investor ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI, L.P., to divest its ownership interest in four light petroleum product terminals in Pennsylvania, as part of a settlement resolving charges that ArcLight’s acquisition of Gulf Oil Limited Partnership from...
The FTC issued an administrative complaint alleging that the proposed merger of Advocate Health Care Network and NorthShore University HealthSystem will create the largest hospital system in the North Shore area of Chicago.  According to the complaint, the combined entity would...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that a merger combining 76 percent of the orthopedists in Berks County, PA into Keystone Orthopaedic Specialists, LLC was likely anticompetitive and violated U.S. antitrust law.
The Federal Trade Commission has authorized action to block the proposed merger of Advocate Health Care Network and NorthShore University HealthSystem, two leading providers of general acute care inpatient hospital services in the North Shore area of Chicago.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Pfizer Inc. to modify the FTC’s January 2010 final order, which settled the FTC’s competition concerns arising from Pfizer’s 2009 acquisition of Wyeth.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Step N Grip, LLC, a company that sells rug accessories designed to keep rugs from curling at the corners, illegally invited its closest competitor to collude on prices.
For many of us, the holiday season involves at least one loooong automobile ride. We travel over the river and through the woods in our beloved cars, our trunks stuffed with presents for family and friends. Today, the way we buy those presents and the way we buy the car that carries...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day workshop on January 19, 2016, to explore competition and related issues in the U.S. auto distribution system, including how consumers and businesses may be affected by state regulations and emerging trends in the industry. The event will take place...
From: Berg, Karen E.Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 1:46 PMTo: [REDACTED]Subject: RE: Response to Item 6(a) Hi [REDACTED], Your understanding is correct. Thanks, Karen From: [REDACTED]Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 12:31 PMTo: Berg, Karen E.Cc: [REDACTED]Subject: Response to Item...
From: Whitehead, NoraSent: Thursday, December 03, 2015 9:20 AMTo: [REDACTED]Cc: Walsh, Kathryn E.Subject: RE: HSR Filing Question Filing is required. State law trumps the contractual agreement. Nora Whitehead (202) 326-3262 Check out the PNO Blog!
From: Walsh, Kathryn E.Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 12:35 PMTo: [REDACTED]; Gillis, Diana L.; Whitehead, Nora; Berg, Karen E.Subject: RE: Application of Continuum Theory   [REDACTED]: We apply continuum in a limited set of circumstances.  A typical scenario is a reorganization...
The Commission issued an administrative complaint alleging that the combination of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth System would substantially reduce competition for general acute care inpatient hospital services in the area surrounding Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,...
From: Gillis, Diana L.Sent: Monday, November 30, 2015 10:55 AMTo: [REDACTED]Subject: RE: Informal Advice re 4(c) officers They would be officers.  The PNO has advised that a corporation’s “officers” are those that are (1) provided for in the bylaws or articles of the company, or (2)...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued its 2015 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration, an annual report required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 “to determine whether there is sufficient competition among industry participants to avoid price-setting and other anticompetitive behavior.”
From: Whitehead, NoraSent: Friday, October 16, 2015 1:46 PMTo: [REDACTED]Cc: Walsh, Kathryn E.; Gillis, Diana L.Subject: RE: REIT Exemption  As of right now, we are not prepared to extend the REIT exemptions to foreign REITs.  Nora Whitehead (202) 326-3262 Check out the PNO Blog...
Drug Testing Compliance Group, LLC, an Idaho-based company that provides drug and alcohol testing and other services to commercial trucking companies and their drivers, has agreed to settle FTC charges that it illegally invited one of its competitors to enter into a customer allocation agreement.

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