William Sheridan

William Sheridan

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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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