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Antitrust M&A Snapshot
The second quarter of 2018 ushered in a trial defeat for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the beginning of a new era at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
13 Aug 2018
Three Lessons From AT&T/Time Warner And Three Strategies For Future Vertical Transactions
The result provides guidance for how companies can improve their odds of obtaining antitrust approval for similar transactions.
United States
20 Jun 2018
Aerospace & Defense Series: Behavioral Remedies Remain A Viable Solution For Vertical Mergers In The Defense Industry
The recent FTC decision in the Northrop Grumman / Orbital ATK matter has shed light on the agency's vertical merger enforcement policy and outlined a path to antitrust merger clearance for the Aerospace and Defense industry.
United States
19 Jun 2018
Supreme Court Clarifies Principles Of International Comity In Vitamin C Ruling
The Supreme Court clarified the principles of international comity this week in a ruling pertaining to the long-running vitamin C antitrust class action litigation.
United States
18 Jun 2018
District Court Dismisses Pending Trade Practice Case, With Leave To Amend
This month, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued an opinion in Arena Restaurant and Lounge, Inc. v. Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, No. 17-CV-03805-LHK.
United States
25 Apr 2018
Optical Illusion: Lack Of Overcharge Evidence Yields Summary Judgment Victory For Optical Disk Drive Manufacturers
Manufacturers of optical disk drives defeated electronics companies', retailers' and indirect purchaser plaintiffs' conspiracy claims after seven years of litigation.
United States
3 Jan 2018
Massachusetts Court Upholds Record $2.6M Fine Against Beer Distributor
Earlier this month, a Massachusetts state trial court judge issued a decision in the matter of Craft Beer Guild LLC d/b/a Craft Brewers Guild v. Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.
United States
26 Oct 2017
Texas Court Of Appeals Reverses T.G.I. Friday's Label Decision
On Friday, October 13, 2017, a Texas Court of Appeals handed down the long-awaited decision in Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission v. Mark Anthony Brewing, Inc., No. 03-16-00039-CV.
United States
18 Oct 2017
Alcohol And Tobacco Tax And Trade Bureau Announces Joint Operation Targeting Alleged Pay-To-Play Activities In Florida
On July 20, 2017, the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced a joint operation it conducted with the Florida Department of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (DABT)...
United States
22 Aug 2017
THE LATEST: American Guild Of Organists Reaches Settlement Agreement With The FTC Over Challenged Professional Association Rules
The two current commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a final order and consent agreement with the American Guild of Organists (AGO) after a public comment period of two months.
United States
13 Jun 2017
THE LATEST: EU Commission Fines Facebook EUR 110 million for Providing Incorrect or Misleading Information
The Commission's EUR 110 million fine on Facebook for breach of its procedural obligations under the EU merger control rules underscores the need to submit full, accurate and reliable information during the Commission's merger control review process.
European Union
20 May 2017
Texas Supreme Court Weighs In On Tied House
In a 6-2 decision, the court upheld the TABC's denial of a retail permit to a foreign corporation whose parent company also holds a 20 percent ownership interest in a foreign brewer.
United States
15 May 2017
Federal Trade Commission Reminder About Advertising Disclosures
In mid-April, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent out 90 letters to advertisers, celebrity endorsers and influencers who use their fame and the power of digital advertising to help promote products.
United States
4 May 2017
Permits Moving To The Permits Online System This Fall Could Cause Substantial Delays
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recently notified holders of permits that were originally filed in paper of plans to move all permits to the Permits Online (PONL) system this fall.
United States
2 May 2017
DOJ And SDNY US Attorney's Office Indict Three Dealers In Foreign Currency Exchange Spot Market Conspiracy Case
A grand jury has indicted three foreign currency exchange spot market dealers for alleged violations of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1, in a case brought jointly by the DOJ's Antitrust Division and the US Attorney's Office for the SDNY.
United States
7 Apr 2017
THE LATEST: Occupational Licensing—Do We Need To Protect "The Public From Rogue Interior Designers Carpet-Bombing Living Rooms With Ugly Throw Pillows?"
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has looked at licensing boards many times in the past and advocated for regulations with less restriction that promote competition.
United States
20 Mar 2017
Understanding The Three-Tier System: Its Impacts On U.S. Craft Beer And You
Understanding the U.S. market for alcohol beverages, including beer, requires an understanding of the three-tier system. Whether viewed with deep reverence or great scorn...
United States
17 Mar 2017
Compliance Programs – The Italian Competition Authority Highlights The Importance Of An Effective Implementation And Update
On 19 January 2017, the Italian Competition Authority (the Authority) issued a decision concerning alleged anticompetitive agreements in the home ventilotherapy and home oxygentherapy supply services sector in Italy.
United States
1 Feb 2017
Antitrust M&A Snapshot: July – September 2016 Update
Continuing an active first half of 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Department of Justice (DOJ) have challenged several large mergers and acquisitions.
United States
3 Nov 2016
Fiduciary Duties Of Overlapping Directors
There is not, of course, any fundamental legal concern with overlapping officer or directorships between affiliated companies in a nonprofit health system.
United States
19 Oct 2016
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