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Federal Trade Commission Chairman William E. Kovacic announced today that Jeffrey Schmidt, Director of the Bureau of Competition for the past two-and-a-half years, will leave the FTC, and that David P. Wales, currently a Deputy Director, has been named Acting Director.
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a complaint charging that McCormick & Company, Incorporated's proposed $605 million acquisition of the Lawry's and Adolph's brands of seasoned salt products from Unilever N.V. would be anticompetitive and likely would result in higher prices for U.S....
Statement by Jeffrey Schmidt, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruling that reverses the District Court’s decision in the Whole Foods matter and remands the case to the District Court for further proceedings...
The Commission challenged Pernod Ricard SA’s proposed $9 billion acquisition of V&S Vin & Spirit as harmful to competition among suppliers of “super-premium” vodka. The proposed deal would have merged the two leading brands, Absolut and Stolichnaya, and allowed Pernod to...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a complaint charging that Pernod Ricard's (Pernod) proposed $9 billion acquisition of Swedish spirits company V&S Vin & Sprit (V&S) would be anticompetitive and in violation of U.S. antitrust laws because it would effectively combine the two...
What are the antitrust laws and how do they promote and protect competition? Find the answers in a new online resource from the Federal Trade Commission, the FTC Guide to the Antitrust Laws.
The Commission challenged Flow International Corporation’s proposed $109 million acquisition of rival waterjet manufacturer OMAX Corporation. Both corporations develop, manufacture, and sell computerized waterjet cutting systems which use pressurized water mixed with abrasive garnet...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a complaint charging that Flow International Corporation’s (Flow) proposed $109 million acquisition of rival waterjet manufacturer OMAX Corporation (OMAX) would be anticompetitive and in violation of federal antitrust laws. Under the terms of a consent...
The Commission challenged the proposed acquisition by Carlyle Partners IV, L.P. of INEOS Group Ltd., alleging that the deal would be anticompetitive in the highly concentrated Midwestern market for sodium silicate. Sodium silicates are used in detergents and other products, and are...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a complaint charging that Carlyle Partners IV, L.P.’s (Carlyle) proposed acquisition of the world-wide sodium silicate and silicas business of INEOS Group Limited (INEOS) would be anticompetitive and in violation of the antitrust laws. Carlyle owns PQ...
Commission approval of final consent order - Following a public comment period, the FTC has approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning the Missouri Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, as well as a letter responding to the commenter of record. The Commission vote...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a staff comment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on a proposed congestion management rule for LaGuardia Airport.
Commission approval of order dismissing administrative complaint – The Commission has approved an order dismissing its administrative complaint against Inova Health System Foundation (Inova) and Prince William Health System, Inc. (PWHS) without prejudice, as the respondents publicly announced...
After a thorough investigation, the FTC filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on May 12, 2008, seeking an injunction to stop the proposed combination of Inova and Prince William hospitals. The complaint alleges that the transaction would be...
Commission approval of filing of staff comments – The Commission has approved the filing of comments by the staff of the Office of Policy Planning and the Bureaus of Economics, Competition, and Consumer Protection with State Representative Elaine Nekritz, of the Illinois House of Representatives,...
Commission extension of public comment period – The Commission today announced the extension of the public comment period related to the Petroleum Industry Marketing Manipulation Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) Proceeding. The comment period will be extended until June 23, 2008. On...
Today the Federal Trade Commission announced that it has decided not to join an amicus brief filed by the Department of Justice urging the Supreme Court to grant certiorari in Pacific Bell Telephone Company v. linkLine Communications, No. 07-512 (U.S. Sup. Ct., Oct. 17, 2007). The Commission...
The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition today issued a summary of agreements filed with the agency in fiscal year 2007 (ending September 30, 2007) by generic and branded drug manufacturers.
In a unanimous opinion issued on May 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a 2005 Federal Trade Commission decision that found certain activities of North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP) violated Section 5 of the FTC Act. In particular, NTSP, a group of independent...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Commonwealth of Virginia filed a complaint in federal court yesterday seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to stop Inova Health System Foundation’s (Inova) proposed acquisition of Prince William Health System (PWHS) pending a full...

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