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To promote transparency in merger enforcement, the Federal Trade Commission today released its most recent staff update of horizontal merger investigations, describing transactions that took place between fiscal years 1996 and 2007. The update expands the coverage of mergers by adding two more...
In November 2008, the Commission issued an administrative complaint charging that the acquisition of CCC Information Services by Mitchell International, a transaction valued at $1.4 billion, would be anticompetitive in the market for “estimatics”, a database system used by auto...
The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit to block the merger of CCC Information Services Inc. and Mitchell International Inc., charging that the merger would hinder competition in the market for electronic systems used to estimate the cost of collision repairs, known as “estimatics,” and the...
Newpark Resources announced today that it has agreed to cancel its proposed $85 million sale of its Newpark Environmental Services business to CCS Corporation. This follows the October 23, 2008 announcement that the FTC would seek to block the proposed acquisition by filing suit in federal...
Statement by David Wales, Acting Director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition, on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruling on November 21, 2008, that denies Whole Foods Market, Inc.’s petition for rehearing en banc of the appellate court's reversal of the...
The Federal Trade Commission today filed a petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s April 22, 2008, decision in Rambus Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda for the upcoming public roundtable on “Follow-on Biologic Drugs: Framework for Competition and Continued Innovation.” The roundtable will be held in Room 432 at FTC Headquarters in Washington, DC, on November 21, 2008. FTC Commissioner Pamela...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the first of a possible series of public hearings to explore the evolving market for intellectual property (IP). The hearings will be held beginning on December 5, 2008, in Washington, DC. The FTC will examine changes in IP law, patent-related business...
– The Commission, with the concurrence of the U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, has released the Thirtieth Annual Report to Congress Regarding the Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Program.The report summarizes Commission and Department of Justice actions conducted under the...
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the upcoming workshop in the petroleum industry market manipulation rulemaking. The workshop will be held at FTC Headquarters in Washington, DC, on November 6, 2008. During the workshop, participants will discuss the Commission’s proposed rule...
The Commission has approved a divestiture petition from Agrium Inc. related to Agrium’s recent acquisition of UAP Holding Corporation. Under the terms of the FTC consent order arising from its challenge to the transaction, Agrium is required to sell five UAP farm stores located in Michigan and two...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it will hold a series of public workshops early next year to explore, for the purposes of enforcing Section 1 of the Sherman Act and Section 5 of the FTC Act, how to best distinguish between uses of resale price maintenance (RPM) that benefit...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a unanimous vote to issue an administrative complaint challenging the proposed $85 million acquisition of Newpark Environmental Services by CCS Corporation, and to authorize staff to file a complaint in federal district court seeking a temporary...
The Commission issued an administrative complaint to block CCS Corporation’s proposed $85 million acquisition of Newpark Environmental Services. According to the complaint, the proposed transaction was anticompetitive because it would consolidate two of the leading providers of waste...
In December 2008, the Commission settled antitrust concerns raised by the proposed $8.9 billion acquisition of Barr Pharmaceuticals by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. The proposed acquisition would have lessened competition in the markets for 17 commonly used generic medications...
Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA/Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd. The vote approving the final order was 4-0. (FTC File No. 081-0146; the staff contact is Elizabeth A. Jex, Bureau of...

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