Organisation: Federal Trade Commission (USA)

FTC pushes for reinstatement of CoStar monopoly claims

The Federal Trade Commission has urged the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to revive a startup’s claims that CoStar illegally monopolised the market for certain real estate software.

31 January 2024

Kirkland snags former FTC officials

Kirkland & Ellis has poached prominent antitrust attorneys Norman Armstrong and Daniel Zach from rival firms.

30 January 2024

FTC sues to block North Carolina hospital tie-up

The Federal Trade Commission has sued to block Novant Health’s purchase of two hospitals in a North Carolina suburb, alleging that the deal would increase patients’ costs for necessary inpatient care.

26 January 2024

FTC scrutinises Big Tech investments in OpenAI, Anthropic

Google, Amazon and Microsoft must produce documents describing the rationale behind their investments in generative artificial intelligence as the Federal Trade Commission probes whether these companies are looking to block out competition.

26 January 2024

Shkreli’s lifetime ban upheld

Martin Shkreli cannot return to the pharmaceuticals industry because his illegal monopolisation of a HIV medicine threatened lives and is likely to reoccur, a federal appellate court has ruled.

24 January 2024

Court rebuffs FTC’s “speculative” resistance to warning letter disclosures

The Federal Trade Commission must turn over warning letters it issued to certain merging companies despite the agency warning that their disclosure could sabotage ongoing investigations, the US District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled.

22 January 2024

Syngenta and Corteva fail to dodge FTC lawsuit

The Federal Trade Commission can proceed with its lawsuit alleging Syngenta and Corteva illegally curbed competition for certain agriculture products through loyalty programmes, a federal judge in North Carolina has said.

17 January 2024

IQVIA/Propel ruling a boost for new guidelines, experts say

The Federal Trade Commission’s win against IQVIA/Propel may give enforcers momentum to seek courts to presume illegality for mergers based on market shares, some antitrust practitioners have said.

11 January 2024

IQVIA/Propel Media merger called off

IQVIA and Propel Media have mutually agreed to terminate their merger after a federal court in New York granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request to pause the transaction.

08 January 2024

Wilson Sonsini hires Ohlhausen

Former Federal Trade Commission head Maureen Ohlhausen and fellow partner Taylor Owings have left Baker Botts for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

05 January 2024

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