Topic: Federal Trade Commission

Sanford Health’s “cross-market” deal may allow it to avoid FTC scrutiny, experts say

The Federal Trade Commission is unlikely to challenge Sanford Health’s planned merger with Intermountain Healthcare, but the transaction may invite agency scrutiny following recent academic research, former FTC attorneys have said.

30 October 2020

Biden believes “far more” action is needed against monopolies, advisor says

Former vice president Joe Biden believes far more action is needed to address the nation’s “growing problem” of monopoly power, a senior advisor to the campaign has said.

29 October 2020

Nigro heads back to Fried Frank

Bernard Nigro is rejoining Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson as head of the firm’s global antitrust practice after working for more than three years in the front office of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division.

27 October 2020

Chopra calls for new era of enforcement, Wilson urges caution

Federal Trade Commission members Rohit Chopra and Christine Wilson have offered clashing views on whether to embrace major proposals to overhaul US antitrust law.

22 October 2020

Chopra urges DOJ to reject ‘current failed approach’ to bank mergers

Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra has urged the Department of Justice to strengthen its banking merger guidelines, warning that its current approach to reviewing deals in that sector ignores systemic risks and non-price related harms.

19 October 2020

Slaughter and other experts react to House report

The House of Representatives' antitrust subcommittee staff published a sweeping report on 6 October describing what it viewed as an abuse of monopoly power by Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple – while recommending an overhaul of US antitrust law. GCR USA invited reactions from several key members of the antitrust community on the report’s findings and potential consequences

16 October 2020

US lawmakers endorse bold overhaul of antitrust rules

Failing to bolster federal antitrust law to rein in the power of dominant digital platforms endangers the US economy and democracy, the US House of Representatives’ antitrust subcommittee has said in a hotly anticipated report on the state of the country’s monopoly rules.

07 October 2020

Antitrust law reform receives support from some Republicans

Two Republicans on the House of Representatives’ antitrust subcommittee have backed potential changes to strengthen US competition laws.

02 October 2020

FTC’s disgorgement authority takes another hit with Third Circuit reversal

The Federal Trade Commission Act does not empower district courts to order disgorgement of ill-gotten gains, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled in a decision to reverse a $448 million penalty against AbbVie and Besins Healthcare.

01 October 2020

Traditional hospital definition ‘rapidly changing’, Jefferson chief executive says

Jefferson Health’s chief executive Stephen Klasko on Tuesday denounced the Federal Trade Commission’s “eagerness” to block his company’s acquisition of Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, arguing that the traditional definition of a hospital is “rapidly changing”.

30 September 2020

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