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Buckle Up—Unwinding Phoebe Putney’s Acquisition of Palmyra Down in Georgia May End Up Being Back on the Table

Almost one year ago, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) agreed to settle its antitrust challenge of Phoebe Putney Health System’s (Phoebe Putney) acquisition of Palmyra Medical Center (Palmyra) without requiring divesture or any...more

High court scales back antitrust exemption

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

ECJ Rules Access to Documents Can Be Denied on Basis of General Presumption That Disclosure Undermines Merger Control Proceedings

There is a general presumption that the grant of public access to documents relating to merger control proceedings would undermine the purpose of those proceedings. The Commission does not therefore have to carry out an...more

Supreme Court Decision May Make it Easier to Challenge IRA Land-Into-Trust Acquisitions

On Monday, June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak, 567 U.S. ___ (2012), which could dramatically impact the tribal land-into-trust...more

Quebec Tribunal Concludes Fibrek Inc. Response to Unsolicited Bid Went Too Far

The hostile bid for Fibrek Inc. (Fibrek) by Resolute Forest Products Inc. (formerly AbitibiBowater Inc.) (Resolute) which unfolded over the course of November, 2011 to May, 2012 and the decision of the Quebec Bureau de...more

Energy Newletter - March 2012

In This Issue: TRANSACTIONAL Transactions The Top 10 Issues Facing the LNG Industry in 2012 Philip Weems, Matt Salo With numerous technological, commercial, and geopolitical factors...more

Seventh Circuit Gives Guidance on McCaskill-Bond Amendment to Federal Aviation Act

The McCaskill-Bond Amendment to the Federal Aviation Act provides that a merger of air carriers requires the new entity to merge the seniority lists of the two carriers’ employees. Republic Airways acquired Midwest Airlines,...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

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