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DOJ Confirms Active ‘No-Poaching' Criminal Investigations In Healthcare And Other Industries
A series of recent statements highlight the continuing enforcement by the US Department of Justice to focus on "no-poaching" and wage-fixing agreements ...
United States
24 May 2018
DOJ's First Enforcement Action For ‘No-Poaching' Agreements Since The Landmark Antitrust Guidance For HR Professionals
The manner in which the enforcement action was resolved provides further insight as to how antitrust laws will be applied to human-resource decisions in the future.
United States
17 Apr 2018
Are Your Employment Practices In Breach Of Antitrust Law?
Authorities in various jurisdictions are stepping up enforcement against no-poaching agreements between employers.
United States
6 Apr 2018
DOJ Antitrust Division Announces Imminent Criminal Prosecution For ‘No Poaching' Agreements
The US Department of Justice's Antitrust Division will soon announce its first criminal charges involving "no poaching" agreements ...
United States
7 Feb 2018
FTC Announces Increase In Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds
Transactions closing toward the end of February will be subject to increased HSR Act jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds as announced by the US Federal Trade Commission.
United States
31 Jan 2018
US Supreme Court To Hear International Case Involving Alleged Price Fixing
Potentially impacting the reach of US antitrust enforcement, the Court will determine standards to apply in considering a foreign government's legal statement concerning the interpretation of...
United States
25 Jan 2018
FTC Raises Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds - January 2017
Transactions closing toward the end of February will be subject to increased HSR Act jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds.
United States
30 Jan 2017
HSR Act Violations Continue Trend Of Heightened Enforcement, Increased Fines In 2016
The past year was a challenging one for investors purchasing voting securities in public corporations with respect to compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.
United States
24 Jan 2017
FTC And DOJ Issue Antitrust Guidance For HR Professionals
The DOJ will now treat wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements criminally.
United States
9 Nov 2016
2016 Mid-Year Global Cartel Enforcement Report
Cartel enforcement activity promises to remain busy In the coming months and into 2017.
21 Sep 2016
Global Cartel Enforcement Report
Although some major US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations are ending, increased international cooperation and new probes confirm expanding cartel enforcement.
United States
12 Jan 2016
FTC Spells Out Principles On When It Will Exercise Its Standalone Authority Under Section 5
The one-page statement, at the level of broad general principles, keeps with recent practice and does not signal any significant increase in enforcement under "unfair methods of competition" theories.
United States
18 Aug 2015
Antitrust Division Reinforces Its Resolve And Ability To Extradite Foreign Executives
The DOJ’s Antitrust Division has extradited two executives of foreign companies in the last eight months, demonstrating its commitment to enforcing the Sherman Act outside of the United States.
United States
11 Dec 2014
DOJ Imposes $4.95 Million Fine For Pre-Closing U.S. Antitrust Violations
Pre-closing violations in United States v. Flakeboard & SierraPine provide a reminder of practical rules for handling pre-closing activities without hitting antitrust landmines.
United States
24 Nov 2014
DOJ Warning About Corporate Compliance Programs, Probation, And External Compliance Monitors
The U.S. Department of Justice expects companies to establish compliance programs or risk probation and external corporate monitors in antitrust matters.
United States
18 Nov 2014
Comparative Price Advertising Guidance For Retailers
In January, the Superior Court of the State of California issued a decision in the California attorney general’s longstanding case against
United States
16 Apr 2014
HSR Act Rules Expand For Pharmaceutical Licensing Agreements
On November 6, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released finalized amendments to the premerger notification rules (the Rule), which clarify when the transfer of pharmaceutical (including biological) patent rights is reportable to the FTC as an asset sale under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR Act).
United States
8 Nov 2013
FTC Penalizes Individual Investor For Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Violation
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that corporate investor Barry Diller will pay $480,000 in civil penalties to settle charges alleging that he violated the premerger notification requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended.
United States
23 Jul 2013
Supreme Court Upholds Arbitrator’s Decision Regarding Class Arbitration
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, ruling that an arbitrator's finding that a contract allowed for class arbitration was a proper exercise of his powers under the Federal Arbitration Act and could not be disturbed by the Court
United States
25 Jun 2013
Supreme Court Rules For FTC In Hospital Merger Case
Holding in Phoebe Putney case narrowly construes state-action exemption to antitrust laws.
United States
5 Mar 2013
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