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US FTC Revises "Fred Meyer" Guides To Promotional Payments And Services
The Commission added an example to section 240.7 of the Guides that illustrates the services and facilities covered by the Robinson-Patman Act.
United States
4 Mar 2015
A New Take On Compliance Programs
Brent Snyder, the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement at the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, recently provided advice on maintaining an effective antitrust compliance program.
United States
3 Mar 2015
Loyalty Discounts Becoming More Complicated Than Ever
According to the Third Circuit, discounts conditioned on customer loyalty can be anticompetitive even if the discounted price exceeds the seller’s cost.
United States
14 Apr 2014
Two Things You Need To Know About The Apple/E-Books Case
There has been plenty of press coverage of the Justice Department’s antitrust victory against Apple in the e-books case.
United States
11 Apr 2014
Global Competition Outlook: 2014
Mayer Brown’s competition team presents its "2014 Outlook," where we identify the key issues and describe our expectations for the year ahead.
23 Jan 2014
Non-Reportable Mergers Under HSR Act Still At Risk For Antitrust Review
Two recent cases involving the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division demonstrate that the DOJ and the US Federal Trade Commission will review mergers that otherwise escape the agencies’ scrutiny by falling below the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act merger filing thresholds.
United States
15 Jan 2014
MAP Policies And Internet Dealers
A notable recent decision by the US District Court for the Southern District of New York holds that enforcement of a Minimum Advertised Price.
United States
11 Jun 2012
Recent DC Court Of Appeals Decision Demonstrates Difficulty Of Challenging FTC Subpoena
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently issued a decision that underscores how difficult it is to defeat a subpoena issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
United States
29 Dec 2011
New US FTC Consent Decree Underscores Risks Of Exclusive Arrangements For Companies With Large Market Shares
The US Federal Trade Commission recently issued a consent decree that brings into focus the risks of requiring exclusivity. While In the Matter of Pool Corporation, FTC File No. 101 0115 (Nov. 21, 2011), involves unique facts, we believe that the FTC is investigating a number of exclusive arrangements, and that there may be other consent decrees to follow.
United States
7 Dec 2011
Competition Agencies In The United States And Europe Publish Revised Best Practices On Cooperation In Merger Investigations
Marking the 20th anniversary of the cooperation agreement between the United States and the European Union regarding the application of their competition laws, the US and EU antitrust/competition agencies have published a revised set of Best Practices on Cooperation in Merger Investigations ("Best Practices").
21 Oct 2011
Increased Merger Review Activity by US Department of Justice May Signal Increased Vigilance by Obama Administration
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) yesterday published the CCI Regulations (Procedure in regard to the transaction of business relating to combinations), 2011 (‘Combination Regulations’).
17 Jun 2011
US Department of Justice Increasing Actions in Non-Merger Matters
The United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division filed a complaint and a consent judgment on February 25, 2011, charging a Texas hospital system with unlawful monopolization through a policy of offering steep discounts in exchange for exclusivity.
United States
3 Mar 2011
US Federal Trade Commission Brings Invitation-to-Collude Case
A new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consent agreement illustrates why executives must avoid statements that might "signal" competitors to adopt particular pricing strategies.
United States
15 Jun 2010
US Federal Trade Commission and US Justice Department Challenge Consummated Mergers
Two recent enforcement actions by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ) reinforce the willingness of the federal antitrust authorities to challenge consummated mergers.
United States
15 Mar 2010
Justice Department Levies $900,000 Gun Jumping Fine for Violation of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act
The importance of acquiring companies refraining from the exercise of control over target companies before the government has completed its mandatory review pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) was reinforced recently by a Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division complaint filed against Smithfield Foods, Inc.
United States
26 Jan 2010
Uncertainty Makes a Comeback under the Robinson-Patman Act
Just when it looked as though the US Supreme Court’s 2006 "Volvo" decision would discourage more price discrimination cases, along comes a court that not only finds a violation but holds a seller in contempt for ceasing sales to a disfavored purchaser.
United States
16 Dec 2009
Intel-AMD Settlement Highlights Antitrust Challenges of Employing Pricing Strategies
On November 12, 2009, computer microprocessor maker Intel Corp. (Intel) announced an agreement to pay competitor Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) $1.25 billion to settle all pending litigation between the two.
United States
26 Nov 2009
EC Publishes Draft Antitrust Rules Governing Distribution Agreements
On Tuesday, 28 July 2009, the European Commission (“Commission”) published drafts of both a reviewed Verticals Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) and of the accompanying Guidelines on Vertical Restraints (“Guidelines”).
European Union
30 Jul 2009
Living with "Leegin": The Demise Of "Dr. Miles" And The "Per Se" Rule Against Minimum Resale Price Maintenance
Overruling a nearly 100 year-old precedent, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that agreements setting minimum retail prices and other minimum resale prices no longer are per se illegal under the US federal antitrust laws, and instead, must be "judged by the rule of reason" on a case-by-case basis.
United States
8 Jul 2007
Other People’s Prices
Is an agreement between a manufacturer and a retailer limiting the minimum price at which the retailer may resell a competing manufacturer’s product unlawful? Not necessarily.
United States
19 Apr 2007
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