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Sixth Circuit Upholds FTC Decision to Block Hospital Merger – In an opinion issued last week, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the FTC’s decision that a 2010 merger in Lucas County, Ohio between...more

FTC Letter is a Reminder for All M&A Deals

On April 10, 2014, Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, wrote a letter to both Facebook, Inc. and WhatsApp Inc. warning the companies that the FTC expects both companies to honor the privacy...more

Acquisitions Don't Nullify Prior Privacy Promises--FTC's Letter to Facebook & WhatsApp Gives Caution to All to Honor Privacy...

Social networking site Facebook announced in February its plans to acquire WhatsApp—a “rapidly growing cross-platform mobile messaging company”—for the princely sum of $19 billion. While Facebook and WhatsApp are looking...more

Antitrust-Related Recent Developments: Terrell McSweeny Confirmed as FTC Commissioner, Congress Holds Hearings and FTC/DOJ Policy...

On April 9, 2014, the U.S. Senate confirmed Terrell McSweeny to serve as FTC Commissioner. Commissioner McSweeny will join Commissioners Edith Ramirez and Julie Brill as the third Democratic member of the five-member Federal...more

Health Update - Feb 25, 2014

Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health: Strategies for Overcoming Legal Barriers to Health Information Exchange - A growing number of Medicaid officials believe that coordinating care across the physical and...more

Weekly eDiscovery Top Story Digest - August 7, 2013

Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and...more

Health Care Legal News - October 25, 2012 • Volume 2, Number 9

In This Issue: - Five Core antitrust Principles For mergers of health insurers By: James M. Burns. On July 9, WellPoint and Amerigroup, two prominent health insurers, announced that they intended to merge in a...more

A Moment of Privacy -- October 2011

Q: Could my privacy policy hinder the liquidation of my company's assets? A: Possibly, yes. Since defunct online toy store Toysmart's privacy policy precluded its liquidation sale of its customer list a decade ago, most...more

10 Social Media Must Haves For Your Corporate Compliance And Ethics Program

Companies would be legally remiss not to add a social media component to their corporate compliance and ethics program. As we have seen and reported on, agencies such as FINRA, the FTC, and the NLRB are bringing complaints...more

Unfiltered Orange | Weekly eDiscovery News Update - April 20, 2011

Compiled by Orange Legal Technologies from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories,...more

Japanese Diet Considers Bill to Amend Japan's Anti-Monopoly Act

On February 27, 2009, a Bill[1] to extend and amend Japan’s Anti-Monopoly Act (the “AMA”) was submitted to the Japanese Diet. The proposed amendments would have broad impacts on competition law in Japan and potentially would...more

In the Matter of Google, Inc. and DoubleClick, Inc.

Statement of Federal Trade Commission Concerning Google/DoubleClick

On 4-20-07, EPIC, CDD, and US PIRG filed a complaint with the FTC, requesting that the Commission open an investigation into the proposed acquisition, specifically with regard to the ability of Google to record, analyze,...more

In the Matter of Google, Inc. and DoubleClick, Inc.

Complaint Requesting Recusal of the Federal Trade Commission Chairman From the Pending Review of the Proposed Google-Doubleclick...

On 4-20-07, EPIC, CDD, and US PIRG filed a complaint with the FTC, requesting that the Commission open an investigation into the proposed acquisition, specifically with regard to the ability of Google to record, analyze,...more

In the Matter of Google, Inc. and DoubleClick, Inc.

Second Filing of Supplemental Materials in Support of Pending Complaint & Request for Injunction, Request for Investigation & for...

On 4-20-07, EPIC, CDD, and US PIRG filed a complaint with the FTC, requesting that the Commission open an investigation into the proposed acquisition, specifically with regard to the ability of Google to record, analyze,...more

In the Matter of Google, Inc. and DoubleClick, Inc.

Supplemental Materials in Support of Pending Complaint & Request for Injunction, Request for Investigation & For Other Relief

On 4-20-07, EPIC, CDD, and US PIRG filed a complaint with the FTC, requesting that the Commission open an investigation into the proposed acquisition, specifically with regard to the ability of Google to record, analyze,...more

In the Matter of Google, Inc. and DoubleClick, Inc.

Complaint and Request for Injunction, Request for Investigation and for Other Relief

On 4-20-07, EPIC, CDD, and US PIRG filed a complaint with the FTC, requesting that the Commission open an investigation into the proposed acquisition, specifically with regard to the ability of Google to record, analyze,...more

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