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The Federal Trade Commission today issued a Final Order on Remand from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in the matter of North Texas Specialty Physicians v. FTC, 528 F.3d 346 (5th Cir. 2008). The FTC’s Final Order on Remand modifies the text in one paragraph of the remedial order (Paragraph II.A...
The Federal Trade Commission has advice for people who find themselves in the path of Hurricane Ike. A special Web site set up by the agency provides preparedness tips and information about recovery. Consumers who may be affected by Hurricane Ike can go to: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/...
In a joint statement to the Illinois Task Force on Health Planning Reform, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice (DOJ) stated the agencies’ position regarding certificate-of-need (CON) laws, saying that the laws undercut consumer choice, stifle innovation and weaken markets’...
In the matter of Polypore International/Daramic LLC, the Commission issued an administrative complaint challenging Polypore’s consummated acquisition of Microporous Products in the global market for battery separators, a key component in flooded lead-acid batteries.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office will host a half-day workshop on the basics of the U.S. premerger notification program in Washington, DC, on October 23, 2008.
Conduct Allegedly Harms Competition in North American Markets for Battery Separators The Federal Trade Commission has unanimously approved an administrative complaint challenging Polypore International Inc.’s (Polypore) consummated acquisition of rival battery separator manufacturer Microporous...
– The Commission today announced an extension of the public comment period for the recently issued Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on petroleum industry market manipulation. The Commission posted the NPRM on the FTC’s Web site on August 13, 2008. The NPRM announced that public comments on the...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman William E. Kovacic announced today that Marian R. Bruno, Associate Director of Management and Operations in the Bureau of Competition, has been named Deputy Director of the Bureau, and that Norman Armstrong, Jr., Deputy Assistant Director of the Bureau’s Mergers...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced it will host a workshop on October 17, 2008, in Washington, DC, to examine the scope of the prohibition of unfair methods of competition in Section 5 of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 45. The workshop will consider the appropriate scope of Section 5 in...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it will hold two public workshops and roundtables this fall to examine emerging health care competition and consumer protection issues. The events, which will be held in Washington, DC, will focus on two distinct areas in which competition and...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop in Washington, DC, following the close of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) comment period for its ongoing petroleum market manipulation rulemaking. The one-day workshop will be free and open to the public. Parties interested in...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking public comments on a proposed rule prohibiting market manipulation in the petroleum industry. The NPRM will assist the Commission in determining whether, and in what ways, it should develop a final rule. The...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its challenge of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s (Sun) acquisition of Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Taro), alleging that the transaction as proposed would be anticompetitive and would cause U.S. consumers to pay higher prices for three...
Commission approval of modified final consent order – Following a public comment period in the matter of TALX Corporation, the Commission has approved the issuance of a modified final consent order and letters replying to those who submitted public comments. The order modifications include the...
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.

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