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FTC: New HSR Thresholds For 2019
The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect late March.
United States
27 Feb 2019
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FTC: New HSR Thresholds For 2018
The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act will take effect at the beginning of March.
United States
30 Jan 2018
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New HSR Thresholds For 2016
The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect the end of February.
United States
25 Jan 2016
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Should Pharmaceutical Product Hopping Be Subject To Antitrust Scrutiny?
On September 15, 2014, the New York State Attorney General filed a lawsuit against a brand pharmaceutical manufacturer alleging anticompetitive product hopping.
United States
5 Jan 2016
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New HSR Thresholds For 2015
The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect the end of February.
United States
16 Jan 2015
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Will Namenda IR Withdrawal Force A Legal Switch On Product Hopping?
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the specialty pharmaceutical company Forest Laboratories and its new owner, Actavis.
United States
6 Oct 2014
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Supreme Court’s Lexmark Decision Creates Uniform Federal False Advertising Standing Requirement
On March 25, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Lexmark International v. Static Control Components.
United States
31 Mar 2014
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New HSR Thresholds For 2014
The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect the end of February.
United States
20 Jan 2014
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Antitrust Alert: Antitrust Is Alive And Well And Lurks In Unlikely Places
A recent story in the Bay Area legal newspaper The Recorder had this headline: "Former Bazaarvoice CEO Takes Stand to Explain Damning Email."
United States
4 Oct 2013
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Supreme Court Rules On "Reverse Payment" Settlements In Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc.
The U.S. Supreme Court has recently held in "Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc." that so-called "reverse payment" settlement agreements should be analyzed under a rule-of-reason analysis under which the court assesses any anti-competitive effects of such agreements.
United States
18 Jun 2013
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Antitrust Alert: New HSR Thresholds For 2013
The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect on February 11, 2013.
United States
21 Jan 2013
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New HSR Thresholds For 2012
The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect near the end of February (exact date still pending). All transactions closing on or after the effective date will be governed by the new thresholds.
United States
1 Feb 2012
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Antitrust Alert: New HSR Thresholds for 2011
The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for preacquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect February 24.
United States
26 Jan 2011
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Everything Must End Eventually: The Fifth Circuit Buries Leegin Epic Vertical Price Fixing Case Is Over
In its second encounter with PSKS, Inc. v. Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on August 17, 2010 affirmed the dismissal on the pleadings of the plaintiff's antitrust claims for vertical minimum price fixing (aka resale price maintenance).
United States
19 Aug 2010
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NFL Licensing Arm Subject to Antitrust Laws as a "Contract, Combination … or Conspiracy"
On May 24, in American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League, the Supreme Court unanimously held that NFL Properties ("NFLP") must defend its licensing decisions under Section 1 of the Sherman Act.
United States
18 Jun 2010
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It Is Not Over Until It's Over: Antitrust Risks in Unreported Small Acquisitions
On March 9, 2009, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced that it had brought suit against Election Systems & Software, Inc. ("ES&S") to challenge its acquisition in September of 2009 of Premier Election Solutions Inc. ("Premier") from Diebold, Inc. At the same time, the DOJ filed a settlement agreement with ES&S that requires the divestiture of the assets of Premier in order to restore competition in the market for voting equipment systems in the United St
United States
23 Mar 2010
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Leegin Returns To East Texas To Die: Epic Vertical Price Fixing Case Goes Full Circle
Earlier this month, the Eastern District of Texas dismissed all claims in an antitrust case that has made history.
United States
23 Apr 2009
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Mergers And Acquisitions Alert: New HSR Thresholds For 2009
The dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will increase mid-February (exact date still pending), due to an annual adjustment mechanism that was created in the last round of amendments to the HSR Act.
United States
25 Jan 2009
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California Supreme Court Settles Law Regarding Enforceability Of Non-Competition Agreements, Releases Of Claims
Upholding earlier California Court of Appeal decisions and disagreeing with the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court has ruled in “Edwards v. Arthur Andersen LLP”, ___ Cal. 4th ___ , 2008 Cal. LEXIS 9618 (Cal. Aug. 7, 2008) (No. S147190), that non-competition agreements in California are invalid under California Business and Professions Code Section 16600 (“Section 16600”), even if narrowly drawn, unless they fall within an express statutory exception.
United States
11 Aug 2008
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Vegans (And Foodies) Rejoice: D.C. Circuit Rules For FTC In Whole Foods Merger Case
In a two to one decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has given the FTC a major victory for its merger enforcement jurisdiction.
United States
31 Jul 2008
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