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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Tops Markets LLC to sell three supermarkets to Hometown Markets, LLC. Tops is required to divest a total of seven supermarkets in five geographic markets – Bath, Cortland, Ithaca, and Lockport, New York...
The Federal Trade Commission is extending the deadline for public comments on standard setting until August 5, 2011. The FTC hosted a public workshop on June 21, 2011 as part of a project to examine the legal and policy issues surrounding the competition problem of potential “hold-up” when...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application filed by Simon Property Group, Inc. seeking approval to divest its Prime Outlets outlet center in Jeffersonville, Ohio, to Tanger Properties Limited Partnership. Simon is required to divest one of its two...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application filed by ConocoPhillips to modify a final FTC order that settled the FTC’s competition concerns arising from Conoco Inc.’s 2002 merger with Phillips Petroleum Company.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has denied an application by The Dow Chemical Company to modify the terms of a settlement it reached with the agency in 2009. The FTC’s consent order resolved the agency’s concerns about how Dow’s acquisition of Rohm and Haas Company...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission approved a final order settling charges that Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC’s acquisition of certain Baxter Healthcare assets was anticompetitive. Specifically, the FTC complaint alleged that the transaction as proposed likely would have...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application submitted by Universal Health Services, Inc.’s (UHS) and Psychiatric Solutions, Inc.’s to sell what are known as the Delaware Assets, including MeadowWood Behavioral Health, to PHC, Inc., which does...
The Federal Trade Commission’s staff submitted a comment to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission providing views on how energy regulators should apply the revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines.
The Federal Trade Commission today released the agenda for a public workshop addressing legal and policy issues surrounding the inclusion of patented technology in collaboratively set industry standards. The workshop will be held on June 21, 2011, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the FTC’s Conference...
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is seeking the approval of the Federal Trade Commission to sell its Las Vegas psychiatric facilities, including Montevista Hospital and Red Rock Behavioral Health Hospital, to Dr. Soon Kim through Signature Health Services, LLC, which does business as Aurora...
The FTC required Grifols, S.A., a manufacturer of plasma-derived drugs, to make significant divestitures as part of a settlement allowing Grifols to acquire a leading plasma-derived drug manufacturer, Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp. It resolves FTC charges that Grifols’...
The Federal Trade Commission will require Grifols, S.A., a manufacturer of plasma-derived drugs, to make significant divestitures as part of a settlement allowing Grifols to acquire a leading plasma-derived drug manufacturer, Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp.
The Commission required Irving Oil Terminals Inc. and Irving Oil Limited to relinquish the rights to terminal and pipeline assets in Maine that Irving acquired from ExxonMobil, to maintain competition in gasoline and distillates terminaling services in the South Portland and Bangor/...
The Federal Trade Commission will require Irving Oil Terminals Inc. and Irving Oil Limited (collectively, Irving) to relinquish the rights to terminal and pipeline assets in Maine that Irving acquired from ExxonMobil, to maintain competition in gasoline and distillates terminaling services in the...
The Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in support of private class action plaintiffs who have challenged the legality of patent settlements between branded and generic manufacturers of the high blood pressure medication K-Dur 20.
At its 10th annual conference in The Hague, the Netherlands, the International Competition Network (ICN) adopted new materials on how to assess market dominance, resolve cartel cases, and manage competition projects effectively. The organization also presented a comprehensive evaluation of how...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz and Commissioner William E. Kovacic will participate in the 10th annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in The Hague, The Netherlands, from May 18-20, 2011. At the conference, senior government antitrust officials, private-sector...
Federal Trade Commission staff, in a comment to Massachusetts State Representative Alice Peisch, advised against passage of Massachusetts House Bill 1871, which would impose new administrative requirements on the acquirer of a malt beverage brewer if it subsequently wants to terminate a wholesale...
The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition has notified Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Synthon Holding B.V., that it believes the companies violated federal law by failing to inform antitrust authorities about drug patent agreements involving Sanofi’s insomnia...

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