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Section 337 and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered
As shown by the recent announcement by the Trump Administration of a Section 232(b) national security review of steel imports, (a type of investigation that has not been used since 2001)...
United States
9 May 2017
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Seventh Circuit Reverses Promotional Service Decision Under The Robinson-Patman Act
The Seventh Circuit held that Clorox's refusal to sell bulk-sized packages of certain products to some retailers, when it sold bulk-sized items to "big box" retailers was not a violation of the Robinson-Patman Act...
United States
6 Sep 2016
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Top Antitrust Issues Facing Automotive Suppliers In 2015
Recent U.S. and international antitrust developments will have important implications in 2015 for the automotive industry.
Worldwide
16 Jan 2015
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Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds To Rise Further Due To Annual Indexing
Revised thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. § 18a) (HSR) were published in the Federal Register on January 11, 2013.
United States
18 Jan 2013
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Third Circuit Continues Trend Of Limiting Price Discrimination Claims In Food Industry Case
On January 7, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its decision in Feesers, Inc. v. Michael Foods, Inc. and Sodexho, Inc., Case No. 09-2548 (3d Cir. Slip op., Jan. 7, 2010), which addresses the "competing purchaser" requirement of price discrimination claims under the Robinson-Patman Act of 1936 (RPA), 14 U.S.C. § 13(2).
United States
21 Jan 2010
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Recent Civil Penalty For Failing To Comply With Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Illustrates Need For Strict Adherence To Reporting Obligations
On June 23, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that John Malone will pay a $1.4 million civil penalty to settle charges that he violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 as amended (HSR Act).
United States
14 Jul 2009
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FTC Settles Price-Fixing Charges With San Francisco Bay Area Physician Group
On June 4, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accepted, subject to final approval, a proposed consent order with Alta Bates Medical Group, Inc. (Alta Bates).
United States
6 Jul 2009
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Maryland Makes Minimum Resale Price Maintenance Per Se Unlawful
On April 14, 2009, Maryland amended its antitrust statute to make minimum resale price maintenance per se unlawful, thus expressly rejecting the U.S. Supreme Court's 2007 decision in Leegin Creative Prods, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc., 551 U.S. 877.
United States
20 May 2009
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Clinical Integration: A Guide To Working With The Federal Trade Commission To Enhance Care Through Pro-Patient, Pro-Innovation, Pro-Efficiency Provider Networks
Clinical integration of independent health care providers has the potential to create significant benefits for practitioners and patients, in terms of both treatment and costs.
United States
9 Feb 2009
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Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds To Increase Based Upon Annual Indexing
Updated thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. §18a) (HSR) were published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2009.
United States
27 Jan 2009
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FTC Settles Price-Fixing Charges Against Two Separate Physicians´ Groups
On December 24, 2008, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the settlement of two administrative actions, each of which dealt with a different physician group that negotiated fees collectively and refused, or threatened to refuse, to deal with health insurance companies (payers) unless the payers agreed to rate increases.
United States
15 Jan 2009
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Dealer’s Claim Of Antitrust Conspiracy To Fix Minimum Resale Prices Survives Summary Judgment Notwithstanding Supreme Court’s Decision In Leegin
Under Section 1 of the Sherman Act, which prohibits unreasonable restraints of trade, certain agreements are automatically deemed to be per se unlawful.1 The adverse consequences of violating the per se rule include liability for treble damages and attorneys' fees in civil suits.
United States
10 Jul 2008
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Federal Trade Commission Takes Jurisdiction Of Intellectual Property Practices Without Charging Antitrust Violation
On January 23, 2008, the Federal Trade Commission announced a stipulated settlement with Negotiated Data Solutions LLC (N-Data) curtailing N-Data's efforts to license its patents relating to Ethernet, an almost universally used computer networking standard, on terms different than those that had been promised before the standard was adopted.
United States
6 Feb 2008
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FTC Affirms ALJ’s Decision That a Merger by Chicago Area Hospitals Violated the Antitrust Laws
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United States
2 Oct 2007
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Recent Civil Penalty For Failure To Comply With Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Highlights Need To Be Vigilant Regarding Reporting Thresholds
On May 21, 2007, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a $250,000 civil penalty against James D. Dondero, the ultimate parent of hedge fund Highland Capital Management, L.P. (Highland) for violating the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 as amended (HSR Act).
United States
8 Jun 2007
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Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds Continue To Rise Based Upon Annual Indexing
The Federal Trade Commission announced on January 16, 2007 revised thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. §18a) ("the HSR").
United States
23 Jan 2007
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FTC Rejects Proposed Joint Contracting Plan
On March 28, 2006, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a staff advisory opinion rejecting Suburban Health Organization’s ("SHO’s") proposed clinical integration and joint contracting plan ("Plan").
United States
20 May 2006
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Texaco, Inc. v. Dagher
The United States Supreme Court this week held in Texaco, Inc. v. Dagher that (1) it is not per se unlawful under Section 1 of the Sherman Act for a legitimate, economically-integrated joint venture to set the prices at which it sells its separately branded products; and (2) certain "core" activities of a legitimate joint venture, such as the venture’s setting of its own prices, may be held lawful even without resort to an ancillary restraints analysis.
United States
 
8 Mar 2006
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Annual Increase in Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds
The Federal Trade Commission announced on January 13, 2006 revised thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. §18a) ("the HSR Act").
United States
20 Feb 2006
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Robinson-Patman Applied to Customer-Specific Bid Discounts
The United States Supreme Court recently announced its decision in Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. v. Reeder-Simco GMC, Inc., No. 04-905 (Jan. 10, 2006), the Roberts’ Court’s first foray into antitrust law.
United States
18 Jan 2006
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