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North Carolina Dental Board Urges Reversal of FTC’s “Radical” Stance on State Action Immunity

North Carolina’s State Board of Dental Examiners has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) “radical departure” from decades of established precedent that offers state actors immunity...more

New FTC Commissioner Prioritizes Transparency in Enforcement

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

POM Loses a Round in Its Advertising Dispute With FTC, But Battle Continues

POM Wonderful LLC recently received a setback in its longstanding dispute with the Federal Trade Commission. On Sept. 30, 2012, U.S. District Judge Richard Roberts in the District of Columbia dismissed the juice maker’s...more

Second Circuit Applies the Filed Rate Doctrine to Electricity Rates Set by Market-Based Auctions

The filed rate doctrine precludes antitrust challenges to rates set or approved by federal agencies. The doctrine is broadly applied and covers, for example, wholesale electricity rates that are filed with the Federal Energy...more

Why POM Wonderful Can Celebrate FTC Judge’s Ruling in Advertising Case

Pomegranate juice maker POM Wonderful has declared victory against the FTC . . . in spite of an administrative law judge’s ruling that upholds many claims in the agency’s complaint. But the California company has good reason...more

An Excerpt From: K&L Gates Global Government Solutions® 2012: European Commission Addresses Due Process Concerns over EU Antitrust...

The issuance by the European Commission of a new set of best practices in antitrust proceedings, as well as its attempt to reinforce the role of the hearing officer, have sparked up the debate about the European antitrust...more

Due process in competition cases: A step forward by the ECJ

Introduction The unique features of the European Commission’s competition proceedings, where the Commission acts as investigator, prosecutor and maker of decisions on guilt or innocence, have long been controversial. Due...more

Health Law Alert: Special Focus: Antitrust: The Noerr-Pennington Exemption: Freedom to Stifle Impending Competition - Maybe

Entry by a competitor into a highly concentrated market can benefit consumers by leading to lower prices, innovation, and increased competition. In the case of health care services, a new hospital or other type of provider...more

Court Holds Certificate of Need Laws May Be Unconstitutional

The validity of certificate of need laws throughout the western United States is in question as a result of a decision issued August 22, 2011, by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a case initiated by a hospital in...more

Presentazione di Nicola C. Salerno (CeRM) a convegno annuale di Federfarma (Palazzo della Cooperazione, Roma)

Presentazione di Nicola C. Salerno (CeRM) a convegno annuale di Federfarma (Palazzo della Cooperazione, Roma)...more

Tenth Circuit Rules That Title Insurers Did Not Violate Antitrust Laws Even If They Allegedly Conspired to Bribe the State...

On April 26, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed, on the basis of the filed rate doctrine and other grounds, a lower court’s decision to dismiss putative class claims asserted against Insurer...more

Farmacie e Corti - scheda n. 1 (Fabio Pammolli & Nicola C. Salerno)

Qualche giorno fa è stata resa nota una Ordinanza della Corte di Giustizia Europea di cui, ancora una volta, si tenta di fornire una lettura distorta e lobbysta. Il tema è la pianta organica delle...more

Farmacie e Corti - scheda n. 2 (Fabio Pammolli & Nicola C. Salerno)

Qualche giorno fa è stata resa nota una Ordinanza della Corte di Giustizia Europea di cui si tenta di fornire una lettura distorta e lobbysta. Il tema è la pianta organica delle farmacie. Le due schede...more

Federalismo e perequazione infrastrutturale: un commento allo schema di dcereto predisposto dal Governo (Nicola C. Salerno)

In tema di riforma federalista in Italia, allego un mio brevissimo commento allo schema di decreto sulla perequazione infrastrutturale,predisposto dal Governo Mettere in evidenza criticità e incompletezze serve a...more

FTC Advertising Crackdown Provides Food for Thought

The Federal Trade Commission has been clamping down on several major food companies regarding health claims in their advertising. Iovate Health Sciences USA and Nestle S.A. subsidiary, Nestle Healthcare Nutrition, Inc., were...more

New Tax Insights - Volume 2, Issue 1 - January 2011

In this issue: Top 10 New York Tax Highlights for 2010; Equitable Recoupment Bars Deficiency, Not Refund; Interest Runs from Date of Original Return; New Forms for Tax Credit Deferral; and No Deduction for Embezzled...more

La distribuzione dei farmaci in Italia - Tra tentativi di riforma e incertezze (Fabio Pammolli e Nicola Salerno)

Lo scritto offre una visione di insieme dell’evoluzione normativa e regolamentare di settore, dal “Bersani-1” (2006) sino alle ipotesi, ancora in via di definizione, di farmacia multiservice e di...more

Suit Against FTC Asks: Did Agency Change Advertising Rules in Middle of Game?

Is there a way to hold a government agency like the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accountable for the cost to businesses of what a company says are abrupt and systemic changes in regulatory standards? POM Wonderful LLC, a...more

Advertising Law - June 28, 2010

In This Issue: *IAB To Produce Standards For Tablet Ads *Judge Freezes Assets, Stops Operations of Telemarketing Company *Suit Against Craigslist For Fake Ads Can Proceed *Federal Reserve Board Issues Final...more

Advertising Law - December 18, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Spammer Gets Slammer *Google Threatens Ad Scammers With Lifetime Ban *Ad Groups Challenge Tobacco Ad Law *Wrigley Asked to Stop Eclipse Gum Ad Claims Please see full newsletter below for more...more

How Hard Should It Be to Imprison Someone For Telling The Truth: FDA Advertising Regulation Enforcement by Frederick R. Ball, Erin...

The past two decades have seen a flurry of enforcement activity surrounding pharmaceutical companies’ promotion of their drugs for uses other than those approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—so-called...more

In the Matter of Pay Tel, et al.

Comments of NC Prisoner Legal Services

Petitioners, providers of prisoner telephone services, asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission to waive the application of one of its rules to allow increased rates. North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services opposed the...more

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