Amicus Briefs

When a court considers a case whose outcome may affect consumers or competition, the FTC may file a “friend of the court” brief to provide information that can help the court make its decision in a way that protects consumers or promotes competition. To find a specific FTC brief, use the filters on this page.

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American Bioscience v. Bristol-Myers

Citation Number: CV-00-08577 WMB
Amicus brief before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California regarding a proposed settlement between American Bioscience, Inc. (ABI) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. regarding the listing of a patent purportedly covering the cancer drug Taxol on the Food and Drug Administration’s Orange Book. The brief advises the court that, because the Commission had just initiated an investigation of the conduct of ABI and Bristol, the Commission was not taking a position with regard to appropriateness of listing the patent. The brief further explains the potential consequences of the proposed settlement on generic entry and the potential harm to consumers of delaying such entry. The brief expresses concern that the judicial finding that the settlement contemplates — that the patent meets the statutory requirements for listing in the Orange Book — will prejudice parties who may later challenge the listing. The brief requests the court to consider the ramifications for generic entry and the pendency of the Commission’s investigation before entering the order proposed by the parties.

Armstrong Surgical Center, Inc., Petitioner v. Armsrong County Memorial Hospital, et al.

Citation Number: 99-905

Amicus brief for the United States and the Federal Trade Commission urging denial of Supreme Court review in a case raising the issue whether misrepresentations to state agency, in the course of petitioning activity, precludes a claim of immunity from antitrust liability.

Nynex Corporation, et al., Petitioners v. Discon, Incorporated

Citation Number: 96-1570
Amicus brief for the United States and the Federal Trade Commission, urging denial of Supreme Court review in a case raising issue whether seller can maintain antitrust action based on a conspiracy between a rival seller and a single buyer, a regulated monopolist, to raise prices to the monopolist's customers by circumventing regulatory constraints.

State Oil Co. v. Khan

Citation Number: No. 96-871
Federal Court: Supreme Court of the United States

Amicus brief of the United States and the Federal Trade Commission addressing whether maximum resale price maintenance should be illegal per se.

SEC v. Levine

Federal Court: U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

FTC amicus brief in SEC v. Levine Concerning Imposition of a Constructive Trust on Defendant for Ill-Gotten Gains