Organisation: Federal Trade Commission (USA)

Wright's defamation lawsuit dismissed with chance to amend

Former US Federal Trade Commission member Joshua Wright failed to sufficiently allege that two previous students accusing him of sexual harassment made defamatory statements against him, a Virginia state judge has said.

01 December 2023

US Antitrust Agencies Take Stricter Approach to Structural Remedies Amid Growing Concern

Featured in Merger Remedies Guide - Fifth Edition

While structural remedies are typically the preferred approach for US antitrust agencies in merger cases, in recent years, the agencies have expressed concern that structural remedies may fail to achieve their objectives. This  follows several divestitures that the agencies considered to be failures, and the agencies have now signalled a lower tolerance for the risk of a divestiture failing and narrowed the circumstances in which they are likely to agree to settle cases with structural remedies.

01 December 2023

FTC’s “crazy assumptions” skewed profits, IQVIA expert says

The Federal Trade Commission has overestimated IQVIA and Propel Media’s profits by intentionally ignoring operating costs, the merging parties’ primary hired expert has said.

01 December 2023

Private equity boosting advertising competition, IQVIA expert says

Private equity investments are powering viable advertising startups, an IQVIA economist has argued, rejecting the Federal Trade Commission’s claims that competition in the industry is limited to a handful of companies.

30 November 2023

Profitable for IQVIA to withhold data, says FTC expert

IQVIA’s acquisition of Propel Media will vastly increase its incentive to deny rivals access to key data inputs necessary for targeting healthcare professionals, the Federal Trade Commission’s primary hired expert has said.

29 November 2023

IQVIA not losing sleep over Propel competition, exec says

Propel Media’s advertising platform does not pose a significant threat in the programmatic healthcare advertising market compared to other rivals, an IQVIA executive has testified.

28 November 2023

FTC’s injunction lawsuits are unconstitutional, private equity firm says

The Federal Trade Commission lacks the constitutional authority to bring a lawsuit before a federal district court, US Anesthesia Partners and its private equity backer have said in seeking to dismiss the agency’s illegal monopolisation lawsuit.

22 November 2023

IQVIA doesn’t control data for healthcare programmatic ads, exec says

Healthcare providers can launch targeted adverts on social media without IQVIA data, an executive at the company has said.

22 November 2023

Wright’s defamation lawsuit survives first dismissal attempt

Former George Mason University Law School professor Joshua Wright may proceed with his lawsuit alleging that two former students intentionally made false sexual misconduct claims, a Virginia state judge has said.

20 November 2023

FTC seeks to halt California hospital merger

The Federal Trade Commission has sued to block John Muir Health’s $142.5 million acquisition of a rival hospital in the San Francisco Bay area.

20 November 2023

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