Topic: Federal Trade Commission

Second Circuit overturns 1-800 Contacts ruling

It was inappropriate for the Federal Trade Commission to use a “quick-look” legal analysis when condemning 1-800 Contacts' trademark settlements as anticompetitive, a New York federal appellate court has said.

13 June 2021

House Democrats target tech platforms in draft bills

House Democrats have drafted four pieces of legislation designed to limit conduct and acquisitions involving the largest technology platforms.

11 June 2021

Former Altria chief executive highlights problems with company’s e-vapour products

The former chief executive of Altria has rebutted claims from the Federal Trade Commission that company officials misled their board of directors about the performance of Altria’s e-cigarette business.

10 June 2021

Juul negotiator: “Not acceptable” for Altria to keep e-cigarette business

A Juul investor who helped negotiate the terms of a $12.8 billion investment from Altria said it would have been unacceptable for the investing company to have retained its e-cigarette business, according to documents presented by the Federal Trade Commission.

09 June 2021

Davis Wright Tremaine expands in New York

Former Federal Trade Commission attorney Kaj Rozga has joined Davis Wright Tremaine’s antitrust practice as counsel in the firm’s New York office.

08 June 2021

Altria/Juul deal negotiator says he expected divestitures, not market exit

One of the negotiators of the Altria/Juul Labs transaction has told the Federal Trade Commission’s administrative law court that he expected the FTC to require Altria to sell its e-cigarette business for the companies to win approval of their deal.

08 June 2021

FTC: Juul documents show Altria’s e-cigarette brand was a “major” competitor

Juul Labs viewed Altria as a “major” competitor for electronic cigarettes, according to company documents the Federal Trade Commission has presented before its internal tribunal.

07 June 2021

Reynolds executive: Altria had “substantial market share” prior to leaving e-vapour market

Reynolds American has said Altria was one of its main competitors in the e-vapour business before the latter exited the market, as the latter seeks to prove that it did not stop selling its e-cigarettes to facilitate an anticompetitive deal with rival Juul Labs.

04 June 2021

Judge: Shkreli’s use of contraband phone harmed the FTC

Former Vyera Pharmaceuticals executive Martin Shkreli impeded the Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against him by using a secret cell phone to conduct company business from prison, knowing that those communications would not be appropriately preserved, a New York federal judge has ruled.

03 June 2021

Altria and FTC square off over company’s exit from e-cigarette market

Altria and the Federal Trade Commission have presented diverging explanations as to why the company took its e-vapour cigarette products off the market – a core issue in the agency’s suit to unwind Altria’s $12.8 billion investment in rival Juul Labs.

03 June 2021

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