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The Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County, Georgia, and Phoebe Putney defendants have agreed to halt the integration of the former Palmyra Park Hospital -- now known as Phoebe North -- with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, while an administrative law judge considers a Federal Trade...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Bosley, Inc., illegally exchanged competitively sensitive, nonpublic information about its business practices with one of its competitors, HC (USA), Inc., commonly known as Hair Club....
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment, in response to a request from Connecticut General Assembly Members Catherine Osten and Peter Tercyak, regarding a proposed state law that would let Connecticut physicians jointly negotiate reimbursement rates with health plans.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a Federal Trade Commission ruling that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners illegally thwarted lower-priced competition by engaging in anticompetitive conduct to prevent non-dentists from providing teeth whitening services to...
The FTC challenged Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.’s proposed $2.8 billion acquisition of rival casino operator Ameristar Casinos, Inc., alleging that the proposed deal would reduce competition and lead to higher prices and lower quality for casino customers in the St. Louis, Missouri...
The Federal Trade Commission challenged Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.’s proposed $2.8 billion acquisition of rival casino operator Ameristar Casinos, Inc., alleging that the proposed deal would reduce competition and lead to higher prices and lower quality for customers in the St. Louis, Missouri...
The Federal Trade Commission approved an application by Alan B. Miller and the hospital management company Universal Health Services, Inc. to sell an acute inpatient psychiatric facility in the El Paso, Texas/Santa Teresa, New Mexico area to Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC.
The Federal Trade Commission closed its nine-month investigation into Tesoro Corporation’s acquisition of BP p.l.c.’s southern California marketing and refining assets, in particular BP’s Carson Refinery near Los Angeles. In a statement issued today, the Commission said the proposed acquisition is...
The Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Richard A. Feinstein, issued the following statement regarding today's ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, which granted the FTC’s motion for a temporary restraining order in the case Federal...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company’s 2010 purchase of Star Pipe Products, Inc.’s cast iron soil pipe (CISP) business was anticompetitive.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved and issued a modified final Decision and Order settling charges that Western Digital Corporation’s proposed acquisition of rival Hitachi Global Technologies Ltd.
In an Initial Decision announced today, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell dismissed charges in a Federal Trade Commission complaint that McWane Inc. -- one of the largest U.S.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that eight independent nephrologists in Puerto Rico illegally collectively bargained with insurers and refused to treat health plan patients when their price demands were rebuffed.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by AEA Investors 2006 Fund L.P. to modify a 2010 final order related to the 2008 acquisition of D.A. Stuart GmbH by Houghton International Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of HHI Holding Corporation.  The...
The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Department of Justice's Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, released the agencies’ fiscal year (FY) 2012 report  summarizing their review of mergers under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification Program.  In FY 2012, 1,429...
The International Competition Network (ICN) advanced convergence through important initiatives on international enforcement cooperation and investigative processes in competition cases, the Federal Trade Commission announced today.  The ICN adopted new work product on economic analysis in merger...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments regarding certain proposed changes to Anchorage, Alaska’s regulatory framework for passenger vehicle transportation services, such as taxicab, sedan, and limousine services, in response to a request by Anchorage Assembly Member Debbie...
Graco, Inc. has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated the antitrust laws by buying Gusmer Corp. (Gusmer) in 2005 and GlasCraft, Inc. (GCI) in 2008, its two closest competitors in the North American market for fast set equipment (FSE) used by contractors to apply polyurethane...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will participate in the 12th Annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in Warsaw, Poland, from April 24-26, 2013.  At the conference, senior government antitrust officials from around the world, private-sector antitrust experts and...
Graco, Inc. settled FTC charges that it violated the antitrust laws by buying Gusmer Corp. (Gusmer) in 2005 and GlasCraft, Inc. (GCI) in 2008, its two closest competitors in the North American market for fast set equipment (FSE) used by contractors to apply polyurethane foams and...

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