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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. to sell TRW’s North American and European linkage and suspension business for heavy and light vehicles to the Tokyo-based global machine...
A proposal by the American Dental Association (ADA) to conduct surveys of dentists' fees for use in resolving disputes about dental fees and dental insurers' reimbursement rates does not appear to violate federal antitrust laws, according to the Federal Trade Commission staff. In a letter to the...
Three affiliated hedge fund companies and their management company, Third Point LLC, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated premerger reporting laws in connection with their 2011 acquisitions of stock in Yahoo! Inc.
Pfizer Inc. has agreed to sell the rights and assets related to four pharmaceutical products in order to settle FTC charges that its proposed $16 billion acquisition of Hospira, Inc. is anticompetitive.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Zimmer Holdings, Inc.’s $13.35 billion acquisition of Biomet, Inc. is anticompetitive.
Pharmaceutical companies Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. have settled FTC charges that they entered into an unlawful agreement not to compete in the sale of generic versions of Kapvay, a prescription drug used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Joshua D. Wright, who has served as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission since January 2013, will resign his position with his last day as a commissioner on Monday, August 24, 2015.“It has been a privilege to work with Commissioner Wright during his tenure at the Federal Trade Commission...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a Statement of Enforcement Principles that describes the underlying antitrust principles that guide the Commission’s application of its statutory authority to take action against “unfair methods of competition” prohibited by Section 5 of the FTC Act but not...
The Federal Trade Commission, together with the Department of Justice’s Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, released the agencies’ 37th Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Report. The report presents fiscal year 2014 data on the agencies’ HSR Premerger Notification Program.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from Holcim Ltd. and Lafarge S.A. to sell various Holcim cement assets to an affiliate of the international cement company CRH International.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the $27.4 billion merger of tobacco companies Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. would likely harm competition in the U.S. market for cigarettes.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Panasonic Corporation to sell to FDK Corporation assets from Panasonic’s facility in Suzhou, China that produce sub-C portable nickel metal hydride (“NiMH”) batteries.
Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted comments to North Carolina State Representative Marilyn W. Avila in response to her request for a comment on the possible competitive effects of a legislative proposal to narrow North Carolina’s Certificate of Need (CON) laws.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the $9.2 billion merger of supermarket operators Albertsons and Safeway Inc. would be anticompetitive.
Divestiture order requires stores in 35 states to be sold to private equity firm Sycamore Partners
Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted comments to Minnesota state legislators Joe Hoppe and Melissa Hortman in response to their request for comment on the possible competitive effects of a recently enacted law that could make contract terms for the State of Minnesota’s health plans subject...
Following a June 23, 2015 ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granting the Federal Trade Commission request for a preliminary injunction, Sysco and US Foods abandoned their proposed merger, and the Commission has now dismissed its administrative complaint.In light of...
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Debbie Feinstein issued this statement following the announcement from Sysco and U.S. Foods that they will abandon their proposed merger:“Sysco and U.S. Foods’ decision to abandon the transaction is a victory for both competition and...
Medical device company Zimmer Holdings, Inc. has agreed to divest U.S. rights and assets related to unicondylar knee implants, total elbow implants, and bone cement in order to settle FTC charges that its proposed $13.35 billion acquisition of Biomet Inc. is anticompetitive.
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Debbie Feinstein issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court ruling today granting the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction in the proposed merger of Sysco and U.S. Foods:

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