Topic: Federal Trade Commission

Phillips: Interplay between trademark and antitrust law at stake in 1-800 Contacts case

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips has said an appellate court’s decision in the agency’s suit against 1-800 Contacts will provide clarity on the “interplay of antitrust and intellectual property and about the proper mode of analysis for these kinds of cases”.

19 April 2021

Fifth Circuit upholds FTC’s Impax decision

There is substantial evidence to support the Federal Trade Commission’s conclusion that a pay-for-delay settlement between Endo Pharmaceuticals and Impax Laboratories violated federal antitrust law, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled.

14 April 2021

South Carolina hospitals abandon merger following COPA reversal and FTC opposition

South Carolina healthcare provider LifePoint Health has ditched plans to sell three of its hospitals to Prisma Health after a state court said the deal was not immune from antitrust scrutiny and the Federal Trade Commission raised concerns the merger would harm competition.

13 April 2021

Wilson: Resolve Big Tech cases before reforming antitrust laws

Federal Trade Commission member Christine Wilson has said she “would love to see the outcomes” of the antitrust cases against Google, Facebook and e-prescription technology company Surecripts “before we engage in sweeping overhauls and reforms”.

12 April 2021

Phillips encourages FTC study of rules rolled back during covid-19

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips is calling on his agency to analyse the impacts of rules and regulations that state and local governments have retracted amid the covid-19 pandemic.

09 April 2021

Phillips less concerned with identity of companies when reviewing cases

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips has said he is less worried about which entity is the target of enforcement action and “more concerned with conduct the company is undertaking”.

07 April 2021

Supreme Court justices press NCAA about student-athlete compensation

Justices of the Supreme Court have expressed varying concerns about issues related to the compensation of student athletes, questioning the National Collegiate Athletic Association about its operation of a system that has been found to restrain competition for player talent.

01 April 2021

FTC challenges Illumina’s purchase of cancer test manufacturer

Illumina’s proposed $8 billion acquisition of Grail could give it sole control over the market for certain cancer-screening tests, the Federal Trade Commission has alleged in a lawsuit seeking to block the merger.

31 March 2021

FTC “dusting off” old tools as SCOTUS reviews disgorgement authority, Slaughter says

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has said the agency is already “dusting off tools that we haven’t used for a long time” – such as its ability to impose civil fines – in case the Supreme Court rules that the agency cannot seek monetary relief for consumers.

29 March 2021

Slaughter launches FTC rulemaking group

The Federal Trade Commission is forming a new group intended to “activate” its competition rulemaking authority, acting chair Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has said.

26 March 2021

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