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In a letter issued today, the staff of the Federal Trade Commission advised Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital that its proposal to provide pharmaceuticals purchased at a discount to employees of two affiliate entities is exempt from the Robinson-Patman Act, a U.S. antitrust law that prohibits anti-...
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice issued today revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines that outline how the federal antitrust agencies evaluate the likely competitive impact of mergers and whether those mergers comply with U.S. antitrust law. These changes mark the first major...
The Commission reached settlement agreement with Tops Markets LLC that protects consumers from the potential anticompetitive effects of Tops’ acquisition of the bankrupt Penn Traffic Company supermarket chain. To settle FTC charges that the acquisition was anticompetitive in several...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a settlement agreement with Tops Markets LLC that protects consumers from the potential anticompetitive effects of Tops’ recent acquisition of the bankrupt Penn Traffic Company supermarket chain. To settle FTC charges that the acquisition was...
The Federal Trade Commission has filed an amicus brief before the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a case concerning the standards courts should use when considering whether to grant a patent holder’s motion for contempt of a previously entered injunction against acts of...
FTC Approves Solvay’s Application to Terminate Supply Agreement with AlventiaThe Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by chemical company Solvay S.A. to end a 1998 agreement to supply Alventia LLC with a chemical known as HCFC-142b, a raw material for making fluoropolymer, which is...
Australian chemical company Nufarm Limited agreed to sell certain assets and modify some of its business agreements to settle charges that its 2008 acquisition of rival A.H. Marks Holding Limited hurt competition in the U.S. market for three herbicides that are relied upon by farmers...
Australian chemical company Nufarm Limited has agreed to sell certain assets and modify some of its business agreements to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its 2008 acquisition of rival A.H. Marks Holding Limited hurt competition in the U.S. market for three herbicides that are relied...
In testimony today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy, the Federal Trade Commission details its work to promote competition and benefit consumers. According to the FTC testimony delivered by FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that U-Haul and its parent company invited its main competitor to fix prices on truck rentals. The settlement order against U-Haul and its parent company AMERCO bars them from colluding or...
To settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its 2008 acquisition of three LandAmerica Financial, Inc. subsidiaries was anticompetitive, Fidelity National Financial, Inc. will sell several title plants and related assets in the Portland, Oregon, and Detroit, Michigan, metropolitan areas, and in...
To settle charges that its 2008 acquisition of three LandAmerica Financial, Inc. subsidiaries was anticompetitive, Fidelity National Financial, Inc. agree to sell several title plants and related assets in six geographic areas: 1) the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area, consisting...
Houghton International, Inc., the leading North American provider of hot rolling oil used to process aluminum, agreed to sell some of the assets it acquired in 2008 through its purchase of D.A. Stuart GmbH, a transaction that included multiple product markets. The FTC’s investigation...
Settling a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission, Houghton International, Inc., the leading North American provider of hot rolling oil used to process aluminum, has agreed to sell some of the assets it acquired in 2008 through its purchase of D.A. Stuart GmbH, a transaction that included...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives’ approval of legislation to stop anticompetitive drug patent settlements. FTC economists estimate that these collusive deals between brand name and generic drug companies cost...
In a letter issued today, the staff of the Federal Trade Commission advised Community CarePartners, Inc. that its proposal to provide pharmaceuticals purchased at a discount to in-home hospice patients is exempt from the Robinson-Patman Act, a U.S. antitrust law that prohibits anticompetitive...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on a request by El Paso Energy Corporation that the FTC modify a final consent order issued in 2001 that required El Paso to sell certain assets and enter other arrangements to settle the Commission’s challenge to its acquisition of Coastal...
The Federal Trade Commission is requiring Pilot Corporation, owner of the largest travel center network in the United States, to sell 26 locations as part of a settlement that will replace the competition lost because of Pilot’s proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of Flying J Inc.’s travel center...
The FTC required Pilot Corporation, owner of the largest travel center network in the United States, to sell 26 locations as part of a settlement that will replace the competition lost because of Pilot’s proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of Flying J Inc.’s travel center network....
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a proposal by the largest U.S. funeral services provider, Service Corporation International, to sell 23 funeral homes, cemeteries, and combined funeral home-cemeteries in order to resolve competition concerns raised by SCI’s acquisition of Keystone North...

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