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DOJ settles gun-jumping case arising from 2007 merger

USA - January 29 2010 The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are ever vigilant to ensure that parties involved in a merger or acquisition do not "jump the gun," or combine their businesses until after the expiration of the Waiting Period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the Act).

Co-authors: Laura Keidan Martin, James J. Calder.


Bill to overturn Leegin decision goes to House floor

USA - January 22 2010 In Leegin Creative Leather Prods. v. PSKS Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court held that vertical price-fixing agreements were subject to the rule of reason, overruling a century-old decision that found that such agreements were per se illegal.

Co-authors: Laura Keidan Martin, Jeffrey R. Patt, James J. Calder.


FTC reduces new Hart-Scott-Rodino filing thresholds

USA - January 22 2010 For the first time in history, the Federal Trade Commission has reduced the thresholds governing premerger notification filings that must be made under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR, or the Act).

Co-authors: Laura Keidan Martin, Jeffrey R. Patt, James J. Calder.


European Commission investigation delays Oracle-Sun transaction

European Union, USA - December 4 2009 Frequently, United States firms engaged in mergers and acquisitions must obtain foreign as well as U.S. antitrust clearance.

Co-authors: James J. Calder.


New York State Attorney General brings federal antitrust suit against Intel

USA - November 13 2009 Following a 23-month long investigation, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has filed a complaint against the world’s largest chip maker, Intel Corporation, alleging that it abused its dominant market position.

Co-authors: James J. Calder.

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