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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that home products and kitchen wares company Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (“Williams-Sonoma”) made false, misleading, or unsubstantiated claims that all of its Goldtouch Bakeware products,...
As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the FTC is seeking public comment on a proposed repeal of the Care Labeling Rule. The Rule may not be necessary to ensure manufacturers provide care instructions, may have failed to keep up with a...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Danaher Corporation’s acquisition of GE Biopharma would likely reduce competition in highly concentrated markets that supply biopharmaceutical companies with key inputs.
Pharmaceutical companies AbbVie Inc. and Allergan plc have agreed to divest assets to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that AbbVie’s proposed $63 billion acquisition of Allergan would violate federal antitrust law.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the merger of polyurethane foam producers FXI Holdings, Inc. and Innocor, Inc. would likely substantially lessen competition in three regional markets for the low-density conventional...
Home products and kitchen wares company Williams-Sonoma Inc. has agreed to stop making false, misleading, or unsubstantiated claims that all of its Goldtouch Bakeware products, its Rejuvenation-branded products, and Pottery Barn Teen and Pottery Barn Kids-branded upholstered furniture products are...
Danaher Corporation has agreed to divest assets to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $21.4 billion acquisition of General Electric’s biopharmaceutical business, GE Biopharma, would violate federal antitrust law.
The Federal Trade Commission has filed an administrative complaint challenging a proposed joint venture between Peabody Energy Corporation and Arch Coal. The transaction would combine their coal mining operations in the Southern Powder River Basin, located in northeastern Wyoming.
Polyurethane foam producers FXI Holdings, Inc. and Innocor, Inc. have agreed to divest polyurethane foam pouring plants in three regional markets to Future Foam, Inc., to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that FXI’s proposed $850 million acquisition of Innocor would violate federal antitrust...
Following today’s announcement by Edgewell Personal Care Company that it has terminated its merger agreement with Harry’s, Inc., Daniel Francis, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition, made this statement:
The Federal Trade Commission today authorized staff of the Bureau of Competition to file suit to enjoin Edgewell Personal Care Company’s proposed $1.37 billion acquisition of its key competitor, Harry’s, Inc. The Commission’s complaint alleges that the proposed combination would eliminate one of...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Bristol-Myers Squibb Company’s proposed $74 billion acquisition of Celgene Corporation would violate federal antitrust law.
The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation into Roche Holding AG’s proposed acquisition of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Pharmaceutical and biologic manufacturers Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, or BMS, and Celgene Corporation have agreed to divest Celgene’s Otezla, the most popular oral treatment in the United States for moderate-to-severe psoriasis, for $13.4 billion. This divestiture would settle Federal Trade...
The Federal Trade Commission issued an Opinion and Final Order in which the Commission upholds the Administrative Law Judge’s decision that the consummated acquisition of Freedom Innovations by Otto Bock HealthCare North America, Inc.—both top sellers of prosthetic knees eq
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that chemical company Quaker Chemical Corp.’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Houghton International Inc. is anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission today authorized an action to block Evonik Industries AG’s proposed $625 million acquisition of PeroxyChem Holding Company, alleging the merger of the chemical companies would substantially reduce competition in the Pacific Northwest and the Southern and Central United...
Chemical companies Quaker Chemical Corp and Houghton International Inc. have agreed to divest certain products and related assets to a subsidiary of French multinational corporation Total S.A., to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Quaker’s proposed $1.4 billion acquisition of Houghton...
The Federal Trade Commission is modernizing the process for filing agreements under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Modernization, and Improvements Act of 2003, or MMA, by requiring electronic filing instead of hard-copy submission. Starting June 17, 2019, MMA filings should be submitted to both...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the acquisition by Tronox Limited of competitor Cristal would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition for chloride process titanium dioxide in the United States...

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