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To settle charges that its 2008 acquisition of three LandAmerica Financial, Inc. subsidiaries was anticompetitive, Fidelity National Financial, Inc. agree to sell several title plants and related assets in six geographic areas: 1) the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area, consisting...
Settling a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission, Houghton International, Inc., the leading North American provider of hot rolling oil used to process aluminum, has agreed to sell some of the assets it acquired in 2008 through its purchase of D.A. Stuart GmbH, a transaction that included...
Houghton International, Inc., the leading North American provider of hot rolling oil used to process aluminum, agreed to sell some of the assets it acquired in 2008 through its purchase of D.A. Stuart GmbH, a transaction that included multiple product markets. The FTC’s investigation...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on a request by El Paso Energy Corporation that the FTC modify a final consent order issued in 2001 that required El Paso to sell certain assets and enter other arrangements to settle the Commission’s challenge to its acquisition of Coastal...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives’ approval of legislation to stop anticompetitive drug patent settlements. FTC economists estimate that these collusive deals between brand name and generic drug companies cost...
In a letter issued today, the staff of the Federal Trade Commission advised Community CarePartners, Inc. that its proposal to provide pharmaceuticals purchased at a discount to in-home hospice patients is exempt from the Robinson-Patman Act, a U.S. antitrust law that prohibits anticompetitive...
The FTC required Pilot Corporation, owner of the largest travel center network in the United States, to sell 26 locations as part of a settlement that will replace the competition lost because of Pilot’s proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of Flying J Inc.’s travel center network....
The Federal Trade Commission is requiring Pilot Corporation, owner of the largest travel center network in the United States, to sell 26 locations as part of a settlement that will replace the competition lost because of Pilot’s proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of Flying J Inc.’s travel center...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a proposal by the largest U.S. funeral services provider, Service Corporation International, to sell 23 funeral homes, cemeteries, and combined funeral home-cemeteries in order to resolve competition concerns raised by SCI’s acquisition of Keystone North...
The Minnesota Rural Health Cooperative (MRHC), comprised by a group of doctors and hospitals in southwestern Minnesota, agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that prohibits anticompetitive tactics the group allegedly used to increase health insurance reimbursement...
A group of doctors and hospitals in southwestern Minnesota has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that prohibits anticompetitive tactics the group allegedly used to increase health insurance reimbursement rates. Under a proposed settlement order, the Minnesota Rural Health...
The FTC issued an administrative complaint on 7/17/2010 alleging that the state dental board in North Carolina is harming competition by blocking non-dentists from providing teeth-whitening services in the state. The FTC charged that the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners...
In a speech to the American Medical Association in Chicago, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz announced that the FTC will hold a public workshop this fall on health care competition policy, payment reform, and the new models for delivering health care that seek to incentivize high-...
U-Haul International, Inc. and its parent company today settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated the FTC Act by inviting U-Haul’s closest competitor, Avis Budget Group, Inc., to collude on prices for truck rentals. U-Haul and Budget control more than 70 percent of the “do-it-...
The Federal Trade Commission has hosted a series of workshops on the Future of Journalism:  “How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?”  Panelists have represented a wide range of views from bloggers such as Search Engine Land and BlogHer to online publishers like ProPublica and the New Haven...
FTC Files Amicus Brief in Support of Rehearing of Ciprofloxacin "Pay-for-Delay" Case The Federal Trade Commission has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, recommending that it hold a rehearing before all the judges ("en banc") of the Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) "pay...
The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation of Google’s proposed acquisition of mobile advertising network company AdMob after thoroughly reviewing the deal and concluding that it is unlikely to harm competition in the emerging market for mobile advertising networks.
Agilent Technologies, Inc. and Varian, Inc., two leading global suppliers of high-performance scientific measurement instruments, have agreed to sell three of their product lines in order to proceed with their merger, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The settlement resolves...
The Federal Trade Commission today sued The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, challenging its February 2009 acquisition of Quality Education Data (QED) and alleging that the deal hurt consumers by eliminating nearly all competition in the market for kindergarten through twelfth-grade educational...

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