Business Organization Antitrust & Trade Regulation Civil Remedies

Read Business Organization updates, alerts, news, and legal analysis from leading lawyers and law firms:
News & Analysis as of

Competition News September 2016

By a controversial decision, the Constitutional Council ruled that so-called “simple” investigations comply with the constitution - The investigation services of the French Competition Authority made several requests for...more

$3 Million Spoliation Sanction Despite Company’s Litigation Hold

Manufacturers involved in litigation must properly preserve electronically-stored information (“ESI”) or potentially face daunting sanctions. A recent antitrust case, however, demonstrates that lessons—multi-million dollar...more

Court Halts FTC’s Bid to Block Chicago-Area Hospital Merger

On June 14, 2016, in FTC v. Advocate Health Care et al., No. 15-cv-11473, the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied the Federal Trade Commission’s attempt to stop the merger of Advocate Health Care...more

FTC Records Two Wins as Staples-Office Depot Merger Abandoned for a Second Time

On May 10, Staples and Office Depot announced that they would be terminating their $6.3 billion merger in the wake of a federal judge’s decision to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the deal. This represents the second...more

FTC Emphasizes Competitive Issues Arising From Partial Interest Acquisitions

On May 9, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) posted an article summarizing recent developments and areas of competitive sensitivity in the acquisition of partial equity interests. Most antitrust challenges to mergers or...more

January 2016: U.K. Competition/Antitrust Litigation Update

The new Competition Appeal Tribunal Fast-Track Procedure for Small-and Medium-Sized Enterprises. On October 1, 2015, significant competition law reforms took effect in the United Kingdom under the Consumer Rights Act of 2015....more

Can Internet-Based Membership Programs Be Illegal Pyramid Schemes?

In a decision that could have substantial implications for many Internet-based businesses, on March 14, 2012, a federal court in California enjoined the operation of a web-based promoter of websites and provider of digital...more

FTC Granted Preliminary Injunction Against OSF Healthcare System/Rockford Health System

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted the request for a preliminary injunction by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), pending a full administrative trial before an FTC Administrative Law Judge...more

Rockford Returns — Part II: Court Grants FTC’s Preliminary Injunction Against Hospital Merger to Preserve Status Quo for...

In 1989, the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) successfully challenged a proposed merger between Rockford Health System (Rockford) and SwedishAmerican Health System (SwedishAmerican), two of...more

United States Increases Entertainment Exports to Latin American Markets

On September 30, 2011, the United States government signed an Export Trade Certificate of Review for the Latin American Multichannel Advertising Council ("LAMAC"). This certification will allow seven United States-based...more

DOJ Antitrust Division Wins Major Victory in H&R Block Case

On November 10, 2011, Judge Beryl A. Howell of the District Court for the District of Columbia handed the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) a significant victory when she enjoined the proposed merger of...more

Applying Section 1 To Hospital Peer Review Decisions

Originally Published in Competition Law360. Decisions to grant or terminate a doctor’s privileges to practice medicine at a particular hospital are often made through a peer review process by a hospital and its staff...more

New Jersey Supreme Court to Decide on Whether Consumer Fraud Act Was Properly Applied in Context of Commercial Dispute

In my prior blogs ( I’ve covered the dramatic changes in the law of late, where the New Jersey state courts have applied the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act in any number of...more

Interlocking Directorates and Officers – Section 8 of the Clayton Act

The Federal Trade Commission has announced revised thresholds for interlocking directorates required under Section 8 of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. § 19(a)(5)). The revised thresholds take effect January 25,...more

Chancery Court Denies Dollar Thrifty Stockholder Motion for Preliminary Injunction

On September 8, the Delaware Court of Chancery denied a motion for a preliminary injunction to prevent the consummation of a merger plan, pursuant to which Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. will buy all the shares of rental car...more

Securities Litigation Update - SEC v. Jenkins: SOX 304 Clawback Requires Innocent CEOs and CFOs to Return Incentive-Based...

In a case of first impression, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona recently ruled that Section 304 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”), the so-called “Clawback Provision,” does not require...more

DOJ Shows Flexibility, Creativity in Settling Biotech Merger

A recent settlement in a biotech merger case may signal a greater willingness by DOJ to accept remedy provisions it previously would have rejected, especially to resolve vertical issues in industries heavily dependent on...more

17 Results
View per page
Page: of 1

Follow Business Organization Updates on:

JD Supra Readers' Choice 2016 Awards

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.