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Antitrust development: FTC releases new Statement of Enforcement Principles for Unfair Methods of Competition under Section 5 of the FTC Act

USA - August 17 2015 On August 13, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a Statement of Enforcement Principles for "Unfair Methods of Competition" claims…

C. Fairley Spillman, David S. Turetsky.

Antitrust development: the FTC provides updated guidance for merger review best practices

USA - August 10 2015 On August 4, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission issued updated best practices guidance for merger reviews. This is the first guidance that the FTC…

C. Fairley Spillman.

FTC settles with patent assertion entity to prevent future deceptive conduct that would trigger penalties of up to $16,000 per letter

USA - December 4 2014 Patent assertion entities (PAEs), sometimes referred to as nonpracticing entities or, derisively, as "patent trolls," generate revenue by acquiring…

C. Fairley Spillman.

FTC fines investor $896,000 for failure to file an HSR notification in connection with the conversion of notes into voting securities

USA - December 4 2014 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fined Berkshire Hathaway Inc. $896,000 in connection with allegations that the company violated the HSR Act by…

C. Fairley Spillman.

DOJ fines particleboard manufacturers $4.95 million for gun-jumping violations

USA - December 4 2014 On Friday, November 7, 2014, two companies agreed to pay $4.95 million to settle U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) allegations that the companies…

C. Fairley Spillman.