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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.
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 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 FTC...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
In testimony today before a U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittee the Federal Trade Commission detailed its work on behalf of consumers in protecting competition in three key sectors of the economy – health care, technology, and energy.
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez released the agency’s 2012-2013 Annual Highlights today at the Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law in Washington, D.C., recognizing the FTC’s continued efforts to protect consumers and promote competition.
The Federal Trade Commission this week filed renewed motions in its ongoing litigation related to Phoebe Putney Health System’s now consummated acquisition of Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany, Georgia.
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have issued a joint summary of the activities of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Working Group between October 2011 and March 31, 2013.
Bosley, Inc., the nation’s largest manager of medical/surgical hair restoration procedures, has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it illegally exchanged competitively sensitive, nonpublic information about its business practices with one of its competitors, HC (USA), Inc., commonly...
On 4/8/2013, Bosley, Inc., the nation’s largest manager of medical/surgical hair restoration procedures, settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it illegally exchanged competitively sensitive, nonpublic information about its business practices with one of its competitors, HC (...
The Federal Trade Commission is planning to host a public workshop on February 12, 2008 to examine the application of unilateral effects theory to mergers of firms that sell competing, but differentiated products. ”Unilateral effects” as a formal theory of competitive harm was added...
In recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the implementation of Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, the Bureau of Competition's Premerger Notification Office will host a half-day public workshop on the basics of HSR premerger notification, covering such topics as how to...

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