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The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice held a joint public workshop on most-favored-nation clauses (MFNs). The workshop provided a forum for discussion of the evolution of economic and legal thinking on MFNs and their implications....
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice hosted a one-day event to explore the impact of patent assertion entity (PAE) activities on innovation and competition and the implications for antitrust enforcement and policy. Panelists for the workshop included academics,...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff will host a workshop on Thursday, November 6, 2008, to discuss the FTC’s proposed petroleum industry market manipulation rule and the comments received in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).  This event is free and open to the...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day public workshop on April 24, 2008, to examine recent trends in health care delivery. In a series of panel discussions, workshop participants will consider the competition and consumer protection issues regarding particular health care...
The FTC accepted a consent 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. To help restore competition in CISP markets in the United States, the order prohibits...
Today, the Federal Trade Commission accepted for public comment a proposed consent 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.  To help restore competition in CISP markets in...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Alan B. Miller and the hospital management company Universal Health Services, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission staff, in response to a request from Connecticut State Representative Theresa W. Conroy, provided comments on the likely competitive impact of Connecticut House Bill 6391, stating that eliminating the requirement that Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) have...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment in response to a request from the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) for comments on demand response (DR) as one aspect of the PUC’s ongoing review of the reliability of electricity markets.
The FTC, together with the Idaho Attorney General, filed a complaint in federal district court seeking to block St. Luke’s Health System, Ltd.’s acquisition of Idaho's largest independent, multi-specialty physician practice group, Saltzer Medical Group P.A. According to the joint...
The Federal Trade Commission has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey explaining that brand name drug manufacturers may improperly use restricted drug distribution programs to impede generic competition.
The Federal Trade Commission, together with the Idaho Attorney General, will file a complaint in federal district court seeking to block St. Luke’s Health System, Ltd.’s acquisition of Idaho's largest independent, multi-specialty physician practice group, Saltzer Medical Group P.A. According to the...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have extended the deadline for submitting comments on their recent Patent Assertion Entity Activities Workshop to April 5, 2013.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that a non-compete agreement between bulk bleach producers Oltrin Solutions, LLC and JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc. reduced competition in North Carolina, South Carolina, and southern Virginia.
The Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission expressing concern that proposed regulatory changes may hurt competition in the marketplace for passenger vehicle transportation services.  In particular, the staff stated that the changes...
Eight independent nephrologists in Puerto Rico settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they illegally collectively bargained with insurers and refused to treat health plan patients when their price demands were rebuffed. Under a proposed order settling the FTC’s charges, the...
Eight independent nephrologists in Puerto Rico have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they illegally collectively bargained with insurers and refused to treat health plan patients when their price demands were rebuffed.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz issued the following statement concerning today’s unanimous ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Phoebe Putney Health System’s acquisition of Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany, Georgia.  The Court decided that the state action doctrine did not immunize...

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