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The Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board has agreed to stop fixing compensation levels for residential real estate appraisal services in Louisiana as part of a settlement reached with the Federal Trade Commission, after the agency alleged that the Board’s conduct violated federal antitrust law.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Casey’s General Stores Inc.’s acquisition of Buck’s Intermediate Holdings, LLC would violate federal antitrust law. Under the order, the companies have agreed to divest retail fuel...
Following the parties’ decision to abandon their proposed merger, Acting Bureau of Competition Director Maribeth Petrizzi made this statement:
The Federal Trade Commission submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2022 budget request, in support of the President’s FY 2022 budget for the federal government. The budget request also includes the FY 2022 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2021 and FY 2022, and Performance Report...
The Federal Trade Commission has sent a report to Congress about the effects that so-called rebate walls have on competition in markets for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical drugs.
The administrative trial in the matter of Altria Group/JUUL Labs (D-9393) is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10 a.m. ET, following a pretrial conference on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET. This type of proceeding usually takes place at the Federal Trade Commission’s headquarters...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking to block Lehigh Cement Company LLC’s $151 million acquisition of rival Pennsylvania-based cement producer Keystone Cement Company, alleging the deal would harm regional competition in the market for the key ingredient used to make concrete. Lehigh owns and...
In the wake of the European Commission’s announcement that it is investigating Illumina’s $7.1 billion proposed acquisition of DNA sequencing provider Illumina, the Federal Trade Commission has authorized staff to dismiss its federal court complaint for Preliminary Injunction and Temporary...
Following a hearing in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation last month, Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter reaffirmed the need to restore the FTC’s ability to return money unlawfully taken from consumers.  Acting Chairwoman Slaughter wrote...
Today Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Commissioner Rohit Chopra issued the following statement in response to the announcement by 7-Eleven’s parent company that it had pressed forward in its merger agreement with Marathon Petroleum Corporation during the...
Staff from the Federal Trade Commission, Canada’s Competition Bureau, the European Commission Directorate General for Competition, the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority, the U.S.
The Federal Trade Commission is sending 51,875 payments totaling more than $59 million to consumers who were victims of an allegedly deceptive scheme by Reckitt Benckiser Group and
Names Austin King Associate General Counsel for New Rulemaking Group Hires Gaurav Laroia as Attorney-Advisor for Consumer Protection Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter announced that she has selected Austin King to be the Associate General Counsel for Rulemaking....
Casey’s General Stores, Inc., Buck’s Intermediate Holdings, LLC, and Steven Buchanan, have agreed to divest retail fuel assets in local gasoline and diesel fuel markets across two states to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Casey’s proposed acquisition would violate federal antitrust law.
In testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, the Federal Trade Commission asked Congress to pass legislation that would revive the FTC’s ability to return money to their constituents who were harmed by law violations and to stop that illegal...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that E. & J. Gallo Winery’s $1.7 billion acquisition of assets from competitor Constellation Brands, Inc. would violate federal antitrust law.
The Federal Trade Commission has filed an administrative complaint and authorized a federal court lawsuit to block Illumina’s $7.1 billion proposed acquisition of Grail—a maker of a non-invasive, early detection liquid biopsy test that can screen for multiple types of cancer in asymptomatic...
Following the Federal Trade Commission’s decision not to petition the Supreme Court for review of the Qualcomm case, Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter issued this statement:
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter released the Commission’s 2020 Annual Highlights today, emphasizing the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers and promote competition.

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