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American Express merchant rules held anticompetitive

USA - April 1 2015 On February 19, a federal judge ruled that American Express Co.'s anti-steering rules, which prevent merchants from encouraging their consumers to use…

Seth A. Schaeffer

Proposed Sysco/US foods merger challenged by FTC

USA - April 1 2015 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint on February 19, seeking an injunction to prevent Sysco Corporation's purchase of US Foods Inc…

Seth A. Schaeffer

Four executives plead guilty to price fixing international ocean shipping secrvies

USA - April 1 2015 Last year, the DOJ Antitrust Division filed its first charges against a company since it began its investigation into potential price fixing, bid…

Seth A. Schaeffer

FTC announces changes to Hart-Scott-Rodino filing requirements

USA - January 21 2015 On Jan. 15, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced revised thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements…

J. Brent Justus

DOJ penalizes companies $5 million for premerger “gun-jumping” violation

USA - December 1 2014 On November 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division announced a settlement to resolve charges that SierraPine Ltd. and Flakeboard…

J. Brent Justus, Seth A. Schaeffer