Reverse-payment settlements between brand name and generic drug companies have
remained a staple hot-button issue in the antitrust community for more than a decade. In some antitrust circles, simply mentioning the term elicits…more
An executive of a South Korean company pled guilty on July 2 and agreed to serve five months in a U.S. prison for obstructing justice in connection with a merger investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ…more
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 (DOJ)…more
The Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act requires individuals, as well as companies, to disclose acquisitions that exceed specified thresholds to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. Failure to comply can result in…more
The U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission regularly review proposed mergers and acquisitions. They typically resolve competition concerns through negotiated consent decrees, instead of suing to block…more
In the first-ever appellate antitrust decision dealing with a pharmaceutical industry merger, Federal Trade Commission v. Lundbeck, Inc., the Eighth Circuit affirmed a finding that the Federal Trade Commission failed to…more
New Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) thresholds for reporting proposed mergers and acqusitions to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) will take effect February 24, 2011. The critical…more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced new Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) thresholds for reporting proposed transactions to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FTC, on January 21, 2011. The critical "size-of-transaction"…more
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines outlining the agencies' enforcement policies with respect to mergers and acquisitions under the federal…more
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