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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...
[REDACTED] We wanted to share some additional input on the email chain below.
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...
From: Walsh, Kathryn E.Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:07 AMTo: [REDACTED]Cc: [REDACTED]; Gillis, Diana L.Subject: RE: Question on Item 8   Yes, it means your (1) below.   From: [REDACTED]Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:15 PMTo: Walsh, Kathryn E.Cc: [REDACTED]Subject: Question...
From: Carson, TimothySent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:27 AMTo: [REDACTED]Cc: Gillis, Diana L.; [REDACTED]Subject: RE: HSR Item 5 Question Thanks for the additional detail and analysis.  We agree with the analysis you lay out immediately below.   Timothy (Ty) Carson Bureau of...
From: Walsh, Kathryn E.Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 11:01 AMTo: [REDACTED]Cc: [REDACTED]; Gillis, Diana L.Subject: RE: Question regarding analysis of "new debt" under new FTC guidance   Your analysis is correct, all three are $60m deals.  
We consider these officers for Item 4 purposes. From: [REDACTED]Sent: Monday, October 10, 2016 5:58 PMTo: Whitehead, Nora; Gillis, Diana L.; Walsh, Kathryn E.; Berg, Karen E.Cc: [REDACTED]Subject: Request for Informal Interpretation - Item 4c/d Officers Dear Nora, Diana, Kate, and...
[REDACTED, see responses below in bracketed all caps.  Premerger Notification Practice Manual (5th ed) #190 also speaks to these issues. Timothy (Ty) Carson Bureau of Competition Federal Trade Commission 400 7th Street, SW Washington, DC 20024 202.326.2627 tcarson@ftc.gov From: [...
[REDACTED] Since this transaction involves the merger and consolidation of multiple entities, 801.40 does not apply.  Please see PNPM #46, which describes how to analyze simultaneous consolidations. Best regards, Kristin ________________________________ Kristin Shaffer Attorney...
[REDACTED] We do not view the operation of data centers as analogous to the rental of investment property.  Neither 802.2(h) nor 802.5 is available as exemptions to a data center operator. Regards Evan From: [REDACTED]Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:56 PMTo: Storm, EvanSubject...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. to sell to Reliant Processing, Ltd. certain assets related to production of bulk liquid carbon dioxide at facilities in Galva, and Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. This petition...

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