William Sheridan

William Sheridan

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Recent HSR Gun Jumping Settlement in Excess of Half a Million Dollars: Why it’s Worth the Wait

The Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) announced January 18 that Duke Energy Corporation (Duke) agreed to pay $600,000 to settle charges that it violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976...more

1/25/2017 - Antitrust Provisions DOJ Gun-Jumping Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Mergers Premerger Notifications

Individual Investors Pay Civil Penalties for Failing to Report Acquisitions of Voting Securities to the Federal Trade Commission

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (“HSR Act”) requires companies and individuals to report large transactions above certain thresholds to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), and then to observe...more

1/24/2017 - Acquisitions DOJ FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Investors Reporting Requirements Threshold Requirements Voting Securities

Federal Trade Commission Announces Adjusted HSR Thresholds for 2017

On January 19, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission announced the annual threshold adjustments for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. § 18a) (“HSR”). The new thresholds...more

1/23/2017 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Mergers Premerger Notifications Threshold Requirements

A Superficial Analysis of Competitive Foreclosure Won’t Play in Peoria

A federal trial court rejected a hospital’s antitrust claims that it was substantially foreclosed from the market by its rival’s exclusive contracts with payors. The court concluded that foreclosure in healthcare services...more

10/11/2016 - Antitrust Litigation Antitrust Provisions Foreclosure Health Care Providers Hospitals Sherman Act

Federal Trade Commission Announces Increased Fines

On June 29, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced significant increases in the maximum civil penalties for violations of 16 provisions of law it enforces, including the FTC Act and Clayton Act. Effective...more

7/1/2016 - Civil Monetary Penalty Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 FTC FTC Act Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Joint Venture Premerger Notifications Section 5 The Clayton Act Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Federal Trade Commission Announces Adjusted HSR Thresholds for 2016

On January 21, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission announced the annual threshold adjustments for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. § 18a) (“HSR”). The new thresholds...more

1/26/2016 - Filing Fees FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Pre-Merger Filing Requirements Premerger Notifications Size of Persons Test Size of Transaction Test

Federal Trade Commission Announces Adjusted HSR Thresholds for 2015

On January 15, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced the annual threshold adjustments for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. § 18a) (“HSR”). The new thresholds...more

1/16/2015 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Premerger Notifications

Federal Trade Commission Announces Adjusted HSR Thresholds for 2014

On January 17, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced the annual threshold adjustments for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. § 18a) (“HSR”). The new thresholds...more

1/22/2014 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Pre-Merger Filing Requirements

Supreme Court Subjects Reverse Payment Settlements to Antitrust Review

In a recent opinion with powerful implications for drug manufacturers, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in FTC v. Actavis that reverse payment settlement agreements can violate the antitrust laws despite the antitrust immunity...more

6/26/2013 - Actavis Inc. FTC FTC v Actavis Generic Drugs Patents Pay-For-Delay Prescription Drugs Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements SCOTUS

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