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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Obama Administration Calls for Free Access to Federally Funded Research
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
Looking Ahead to Washington State’s Legalized Marijuana Marketplace
4 Things to Know About Michigan’s New Right-to-Work Laws
Congressman: My Plan Would Reduce Student Loan Defaults: Video
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
Not Prepared for Healthcare Reform? Three things employers need to focus on now.
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Smartphone Data Solution: Sharing Airwaves
The Apellate Process Explained - Kathi Sandweiss discusses the appeals process and what it can and can't do for your situation.
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
NLRB Posting Rule Delayed Again, Will We Ever See Resolution?—McKenna Long's Seth Borden
New Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Joshua D. Wright explained at a recent ABA Antitrust Meeting that his top priorities were to develop a more transparent and evidence-based approach to FTC Section 5 enforcement and to...more
Commission Notice In 874 Investigation Directing Early Determination Whether NPE Complainant Satisfied Domestic Industry Requirement –
On March 22, 2013, the Commission issued a Notice instituting Certain Products...more
This Daily Journal article analyzes the United States Supreme Court decision of Federal Trade Commission v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc, which held that a state's grant of general corporate powers to government entities...more
The United States Supreme Court issued a decision limiting antitrust immunity for state-sanctioned conduct. The Court unanimiously overturned the Eleventh Circuit's ruling allowing Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc. to acquire...more
Upcoming decisions of the California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC") on two matters related to biogas will substantially influence market opportunities for instate biogas producers for the foreseeable future. The CPUC is...more
Originally published in "The Independent Counselor" - January 2013.
As the start of 2013 is upon us, nonprofit credit counseling agencies will be trying to anticipate the needs of their communities, by knowing what to...more
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced higher reporting thresholds for pre-merger notifications filed on or after February 11, 2013. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced revised thresholds for...more
On Jan. 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission made its annual announcement of revisions to thresholds that determine whether companies must abide by the pre-merger filing and waiting period requirements set forth in the...more
Transactions closing as of February 11 will be subject to increased HSR Act jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds.
On January 10, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will raise the Hart-Scott-Rodino...more
FRANCHISING PRIMER -
I. INTRODUCTION -
A. In General Franchising is a method of distribution that combines the advantages of a central specialized system with the capital and micro-management of local independent...more
In a statement likely to be influential with courts, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) on January 9 issued a joint Policy Statement urging limitations on remedies for infringement...more
China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has fined six liquid crystal display (LCD) manufacturers a total of RMB 353 million (USD 56 million) for their participation in a cartel to fix the price of LCD panels...more
Recently China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) imposed an RMB 353 million (USD 56.7 million) penalty against an international price-fixing cartel of LCD manufacturers, the largest the NDRC has ever imposed...more
In this issue:
- CII Submits Rule 10b5-1 Rulemaking Petition to the SEC
- ISS Publishes Updated FAQs for its Proxy Voting Policies
- CFTC Issues Final Order on Cross-Border Swaps
- CFTC Issues No-Action...more
In This Issue:
- Michigan Governor Vetoes Legislation Banning Health Insurers From Utilizing Most Favored Nation Clauses In Provider Contracts
- DOJ Antitrust Division Approves Wellpoint’s Acquisition Of...more
What better way to kick off 2013 than with kind of a big deal!
eOne just announced this morning that the Competition Bureau will not stand in the way of its planned acquisition of Alliance Films....more
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act amended the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, or EFTA, to restrict interchange fees and to prohibit exclusive networks for debit card transactions. The Federal Trade...more
Pursuant to the FY2012 Omnibus Appropriations Legislation, the FTC recently released a report to Congress (“Report”) on the FTC’s enforcement, outreach and other activities implementing the Durbin Amendment rules, as well as...more
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice recently held a workshop to discuss the effects of patent assertion entities (PAEs) on innovation and competition....more
On December 10, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) jointly presented the “Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) Activities Workshop.” This publicly-held workshop signaled a recognition by...more
With the nip of winter in the air, the announcement of price increases by Britain’s largest natural gas and electricity firms raises the perennial debate about the competitiveness of energy markets. In a surprising...more
In 2010, the government of Canada amended the Competition Act, making anti-competitive conspiracies between competitors or potential competitors a per se criminal offence, requiring no evidence of an adverse impact on...more
On Monday, December 10, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice held a joint workshop (Agenda) on the activities of patent assertion entities (“PAEs”). PAEs, sometimes...more
In this issue:
- CFTC Issues No-Action Letters
- SEC Division of Investment Management Lifts Actively-Managed ETF Derivatives Use Moratorium and Announces Two Rulemaking Initiatives
- Antitrust “Tying” Claims...more
The United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) federal government has issued the long anticipated Federal Law No. 4 of 2012 on the Regulation of Competition (the “Law”). The Law was published in the Official Gazette in December 2012 and...more
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