Read Antitrust & Trade Regulation updates, alerts, news, and legal analysis from leading lawyers and law firms:
Health Care Antitrust & the Supreme Court – Interview with Bruce Sokler, Member, Mintz Levin
ITC: Protecting Intellectual Property in the US – Interview with Joe Hameline, Member, Mintz Levin
The Sunshine Act: Putting It into Practice – Interview with Karen Lovitch, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: US Airways Need a Merger More than AMR
Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
China's Export Policy Changes After U.S. Antitrust Case
Could A US-EU Free Trade Deal Harm The WTO?
$300 Million Dairy Settlement Will Bring Reform, Lawyer Says
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) under the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering: What You Need to Know About the Safe Harbor and Limitations to Immunity
Martin Hahn on Food Labeling Lawsuits
Cross-Border M&A: Opportunities and Dealbreakers in Europe
Mike Koehler on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Reform
Edelman 5 Step Process for Evaluation of Third Parties
Whalen: Too Much Regulation Caused JP Morgan $2 Billion Loss
Wal-Mart Bribery Allegations: Initial Impressions
The month of November is quickly slipping by – this is the time to be looking at the 2014 cybersecurity and data privacy goals and updates and planning ahead.
Our selected bits and bytes for this Monday...more
We use the same methodology, that Ecofin-Oecd apply for projecting expenditure in the medium-long term, to reconstruct expenditure in the medium-long past.
It is possible to compare the effective expenditure with the...more
In August 2013, the Federal Trade Commission filed a petition in federal court to investigate Atlanta based medical testing laboratory LabMD, Inc. on suspicion that the company failed to reasonably protect the security of...more
Yesterday, the Attorney General, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced an interagency initiative to prevent consumer fraud and...more
In a reminder that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), with its HIPAA security requirements and enforcement authority, is not the only game in town when it comes to health information privacy, the...more
In taking action against medical laboratory LabMD, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission demonstrated its continued intent to assert authority through the Federal Trade Commission Act in data-security-breach actions. On August...more
If you had asked me ten years ago whether privacy would become the focus of government enforcement actions, I would have brushed aside the issue with a cavalier – “No Way!!” In the aftermath of 9/11, there was always a focus...more
This article analyzes the US Supreme Court's recent antitrust decision in FTC v. Actavis, which held that that courts should apply the rule of reason in analyzing reverse-payment settlements.
On May 3, the FTC approved a final order settling charges against a California-based cord blood bank firm alleged to have violated the FTC Act by failing to use reasonable and appropriate procedures for handling customers’...more
Lo sviluppo delle copie economiche dei farmaci off-patent e il bottleneck della distribuzione al dettaglio. Brevi riflessioni sull'Italia...more
In a number of situations, the antitrust laws do not apply to certain parties or to certain activities — that is, the party or conduct is “exempt” or “immune” from antitrust liability. One of the more important antitrust...more
Nel dibattito che accompagna i tentativi di riforma degli esercizi farmaceutici e della distribuzione del farmaco si continua, in maniera pretestuosa, a far riferimento a un presunto contrasto tra da un lato le indicazioni...more
On May 10, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that an independent practice association representing 900 physicians in the Amarillo, Texas, area agreed to enter in to an FTC Consent Order barring it from jointly...more
In a potential move towards U.S.-style class actions, the European Commission (“EC” or “the Commission”) recently launched an initiative seeking public comments about potential options for collective redress in the European...more
All’indomani dell’audizione del Presidente dell’Agcm Antonio Catricalà in Commissione Igiene e Sanità del Senato, questo Wp fa il punto sullo stato della distribuzione al dettaglio del farmaco...more
In May 2010, the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Antitrust Division, Christine Varney, referred to the essential role that antitrust has in preserving and protecting competition,...more
Nel dibattito che accompagna i tentativi di riforma degli esercizi farmaceutici e della distribuzione del farmaco, si è aggiunto, negli ultimi tempi, un argomento nuovo.
Un presunto contrasto tra da un lato le...more
The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) recent enforcement initiatives on health claims may be heading for a showdown. On September 27, 2010, the FTC issued a particularly detailed 25-page administrative complaint charging POM...more
As previously reported on this blog, in January 2009, the Federal Trade Commission launched its latest challenge to the legality of reverse payment settlements in the pharmaceutical industry, this time directed at two...more
Loyalty (or “market share”) discounts have become increasingly visible in antitrust policy debates.1 Loyalty discounts are prevalent in the sale of medical devices and pharmaceutical products, especially by dominant firms,2...more
The Federal Trade Commission's (“FTC”) Health Breach Notification Rule (“Rule”) requires vendors of “personal health records” (“PHR vendors”) to notify consumers and the FTC in the event that the security of personally...more
This article is from a symposium on Food Marketing to Children and the Law, presented at Loyola Los Angeles Law School on October 2005. The live presentation can be viewed...more