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The staff of Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Economics, and Bureau of Competition, together with the staff of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, have submitted a letter to California State Assembly Member Jim Wood raising concerns that California...
Rent-to-own operators Aaron’s Inc., Buddy’s Newco, LLC, and Rent-A-Center, Inc. have agreed to settle FTC charges that they negotiated and executed reciprocal purchase agreements in violation of federal antitrust law.
After Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell held in his Initial Decision that two of three respondents named in a Federal Trade Commission complaint violated U.S. antitrust laws, those companies have declined to appeal the decision to the federal district court.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that a Texas company providing therapist staffing services to home health agencies, its owner, and the former owner of a competitor agreed to reduce pay rates for therapists and invited other...

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Comment by FTC and DOJ staff in response to invitation from California Assembly Member Jim Wood concerning the likely competitive effects of A.B.1541, a proposal to further restrict contracting between beer manufacturers and beer wholesalers.
The Federal Trade Commission filed a statement of public interest in connection with the International Trade Commission's investigation of certain memory modules and the components thereof, ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-1089.

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In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy was told to ignore the man behind the curtain. Some may argue that the same guidance applies to ancillary parts of a merger or joint venture agreement. These can include non-solicitation and non-compete provisions. Even when such provisions are ancillary...