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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 and Consumer Protection Roundup: Jail Time For Altering Documents and More Than a Dozen Consumer Settlements – Federal...

In one of its busiest months on record, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took action in May across the broad range of its regulatory powers in the consumer protection and antitrust arenas. The agency obtained fines and...more

Revised 2012 Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Thresholds Announced

On January 24, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced new thresholds for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act filings. The HSR Act requires parties to notify the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice...more

The AT&T and T-Mobile Merger -- Is this an opportunity for the tech industry’s next generation?

On August 31, the Department of Justice (DOJ) took an official position on the proposed $39 billion merger between wireless giants AT&T and T-Mobile USA by filing a lawsuit in federal district court to stop the transaction....more

PLDT-Digitel Merger : Who Gets To Say It's For the Public Good?

President Noynoy Aquino according to a news article yesterday by Philippine Daily Inquirer has recently ordered the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to...more

Motion to Dismiss Consumer Protection Claims Denied

Plaintiffs brought claims against defendant, a satellite digital audio radio service provider (SDARS), alleging that the 2008 merger of defendant’s predecessors created a monopoly in the surviving company and violated...more

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