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Two separate consent orders settle antitrust concerns stemming from acquisitions by the Loewen Group of certain funeral homes and cemeteries that substantially reduced competition in Brownsville and Harlingen/San Benito, Texas, and in Castlewood, Virgina.  The orders require Loewen to...
Order settles charges that the acquisition of National Medical Care, Inc. would combine two significant producers of HD concentrate used in hemodialysis treatment. The order requires the divestiture of the Lewisberry, Pennsylvania hemodialysis concentrate plant to Di-Chem, Inc. or...
Waterous and Hale Products, Inc. agreed to settle charges that for more than 50 years they sold fire pumps on an exclusive basis to fire truck manufacturers in an attempt to allocate the customers each would serve, thereby making it more difficult for other pump makers to enter the...
Consent order settles charges that the acquisition of The Stop & Shop Companies, Inc. would substantially reduce supermarket competition in 14 communities in New England. The order requires the divestiture of 30 supermarkets within 30 days to buyers who would operate the stores in...
Final consent order settles antitrust concerns in three markets affected by the proposed acquisition of Sandoz Ltd.: research and development in gene therapy products that are being targeted for life-threatening conditions such as hemophilia and cancer; corn herbicides; and flea...

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Following a Federal Trade Commission investigation, Titan Wheel International, Inc., a Quincy, Illinois-based wheel manufacturer, has agreed to pay a $130,000 civil penalty -- the maximum allowable under law -- to settle federal charges that it took control of a Des Moines tire plant of Pirelli...
The Federal Trade Commission has negotiated a settlement with Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) under which the firm will pay a $2.97 million civil penalty for failing to include key competitive documents in a “premerger” filing it made with the federal government in connection with its April...
Orders Group to Rescind Restrictions, Reinstate Disciplined Dentists
The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a consent agreement with Phillips Petroleum Company and Enron Corp., settling charges that Phillips' proposed acquisition of certain natural gas pipeline gathering systems owned by Enron subsidiaries would eliminate competition for natural...
Federated Department Stores, Inc., one of the country's largest operators of department stores, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated a 1979 FTC order prohibiting it from interfering with the entry of another tenant in any shopping mall in which it operates a store...
WHO: Robert Pitofsky, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors Lewis E. Platt, Chairman and CEO, Hewlett-Packard Co. Sanford M. Litvack, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief of Corporate Operations, The Walt Disney Co. Ryal R. Poppa,...
The Federal Trade Commission has granted the request of Furr's Supermarkets, Inc. to delete from a 1988 settlement a provision requiring Furr's to obtain FTC approval, until 1998, before acquiring any supermarket assets in any of 19 designated areas in New Mexico and western Texas. In its place,...
A Federal Trade Commission administrative law judge has issued an order prohibiting the California Dental Association (CDA), whose 19,000 members comprise 75 percent of the dentists in the state, from interfering with any truthful, nondeceptive advertising in which its members engage and to take...
McWhorter Technologies, Inc. has petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to delete a provision in an order requiring the company, until 2003, to obtain the FTC's approval before acquiring assets used in manufacturing coating resins in the United States. McWhorter makes the request pursuant to the...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a new policy that will expand cooperative efforts between the Commission and the state Attorneys General in merger investigations. The procedure will increase information sharing with state antitrust officials, thus improving coordination where both...

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