Topic: Federal Trade Commission

FTC sends warnings that end of waiting period may not signal end of probe

The Federal Trade Commission has been cautioning certain companies that it is still reviewing transactions they are legally permitted to close, according to an agency official.

04 August 2021

FTC closes sham lawsuit case against AbbVie

The Federal Trade Commission has withdrawn its case against AbbVie after a Supreme Court ruling in April determined that the agency does not have the authority to seek restitution or disgorgement under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act.

02 August 2021

St Luke’s faces questions over refusal-to-deal claim at Sixth Circuit oral arguments

Counsel to St Luke’s Hospital has attempted to fend off attacks from an appellate judge over its refusal-to-deal claim against ProMedica Health System.

30 July 2021

FTC changes could remove clarity for companies, says former official

Recent changes at the Federal Trade Commission could “remove the relative clarity on what actions may trigger antitrust scrutiny” and how US competition enforcers will conduct investigations, a former FTC official has warned.

29 July 2021

Sayyed fears competition rulemaking is a waste of time

Attempts by the Federal Trade Commission’s Democratic majority to write antitrust rules are likely a waste of time, a former commission official has said.

23 July 2021

Ex-FTC official: More merger investigations does not equal more litigation

An increased number of merger investigations by the Federal Trade Commission may not automatically translate into more cases challenging deals, according to a former agency official.

23 July 2021

FTC to require prior screening of more deals

The Federal Trade Commission’s Democratic majority has signalled they want to compel more companies to seek prior approval or file prior notification of future transactions.

22 July 2021

Facebook seeks Khan’s recusal from FTC lawsuit

Facebook has petitioned to have Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan recused from any decision regarding the agency’s pending antitrust litigation against the social network.

15 July 2021

FTC: merger do-overs are a waste of our time

The Federal Trade Commission says it is searching for ways to stop companies from proposing mergers the agency has already challenged as anticompetitive.

14 July 2021

Ex-DOJ official: Expect more numerous and comprehensive second requests

A former Department of Justice official has said he expects the US antitrust agencies to issue broader information requests in their investigations as the Biden administration shifts the objectives of US antitrust enforcement.

14 July 2021

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