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Antitrust Advocate Blog

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Recent Investigation Closing Suggests FTC’s Process Reforms Might Be Meaningful

USA - October 4 2017 Back in April, we reviewed several new initiatives within the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) focused on eliminating “wasteful, legacy regulations and…

‘Tryin’ to Loosen My Load’ - FTC’s New CID Process May Reduce Your Antitrust Investigation Burden*

USA - August 7 2017 In April we reviewed several new initiatives within the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) focused on eliminating “wasteful, legacy regulations and…

Hospital Seeks Second Opinion on Certifying Class with Uninjured Members

USA - June 13 2017 Ten years into litigation, a hospital has moved to decertify a class of plaintiffs who claim the hospital’s merger caused them to overpay for medical…

What to Expect From FTC during Trump Administration: New Leader Illuminates

USA - February 16 2017 On Jan. 25, President Trump named Maureen Ohlhausen as the Federal Trade Commission’s acting chairwoman. A recent speech by Ohlhausen, who has served…

FTC Accepts Practical ‘Failing Firm’ Defense in Ending Challenge to Non-Reportable Transaction

USA - October 18 2016 The Federal Trade Commission’s recently announced proposed settlement of its challenge of CentraCare Health’s acquisition of St. Cloud Medical Group…

Caution: Sealed Package - There Is More At Risk Than Unsealing

USA - June 21 2016 Parties litigating in courts across the country routinely file some documents under seal as a matter of course. Sealing filed documents often is a…

Antitrust, Appointments and Presidential Front-Runners: Part 1

USA - June 6 2016 Substantial and substantive issues of national importance are often obscured by the usual myopic and frenzied focus on political talking points…

Second Circuit Resurrects LIBOR Antitrust Case Against Bank Defendants, But Reprieve May Be Short-Lived

USA - June 1 2016 On May 23, 2016, the Second Circuit breathed new life into the class action case against 16 banks belonging to the British Bankers’ Association (the…

Is That a Carrot or a Stick in Your Hand? The Third Circuit Examines the Line Between Competition and Coercion in De Facto Exclusive Dealing Agreements

USA - May 18 2016 We recently wrote about attempts to force exclusivity onto customers. But firms with large or dominant market shares often must walk a fine line…

Forcing Exclusivity on Your Customers May Not Be the Best Competitive Response

USA - May 3 2016 In the words of the director of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) Bureau of Competition, the recent enforcement against Invibio, Inc., the first…