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Building A Health App? Part 4: Avoiding An FTC Enforcement Action
The market for apps designed to improve health and wellness or even to diagnose and treat medical conditions continues to grow.
United States
17 Oct 2017
Stuck In The Middle With The FTC
Earlier this month, Chemence, Inc., the Ohio maker of Kwikfix, Hammer-Tite and Flash Glue, entered into a settlement with the FTC.
United States
24 Oct 2016
EU Sets Sights On Google.Com Search Results
The highly influential Article 29 Working Party, composed in part of representatives of the EU’s national data protection offices, has announced that the right to be forgotten applies to .com as well as country-specific search results.
European Union
1 Dec 2014
"Selfie" Assessment – 4 Key Lessons From Snapchat’s Settlement With The FTC
We are approaching a time in which most adults will be disqualified from being elected to public office because of something they posted on their social media account.
United States
14 May 2014
FCC Eliminates Foreign Competition Test For Certain International Telecommunications Authorization Applications
The FCC eliminated its requirement that certain applications for international services or licenses must pass an effective competitive opportunities test.
United States
25 Apr 2014
Antitrust Advisory: FTC´s Rambus Decision Concerning Patent Holder´s Behavior In Standard-Setting Process
On April 22, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed and remanded an earlier ruling of the Federal Trade Commission in "In re Rambus, Inc".
United States
7 May 2008
Antitrust Alert: Second Circuit’s Expansive Application of Recent Supreme Court Antitrust Jurisprudence Eases Burden on Defendants
In recent years, in cases involving the telecommunications industry, the Supreme Court has narrowed substantially the situations where an alleged monopolist has an obligation to deal with competitors and where allegations of parallel conduct are sufficient to state an antitrust claim.
United States
13 Sep 2007
Health Antitrust Advisory: Federal Trade Commission Rules Evanston Northwestern Merger Violated Antitrust Law
The federal antitrust enforcement agencies have lost more than a half-dozen merger cases in the courts over the last decade.
United States
27 Aug 2007
FTC Staff Takes Positive Second Look at MedSouth’s Clinical Integration
An important and often vexing issue for health care provider joint ventures is determining when the venture is sufficiently clinically integrated so that if it contracts collectively with providers, its activities will be tested under the more forgiving antitrust rule of reason.
United States
3 Jul 2007
HSR "Gun-Jumping" Nets Parties $1.8 Million Penalty
In a situation where the Department of Justice found no reason to challenge a merger on substantive antitrust grounds, the buyer was forced to pay a $1.8 million penalty because it had contractually given itself the right to approve basic, day-to-day business dealings of the seller during the merger waiting period.
United States
11 May 2006
Don’t Pick Up - When Bell Companies Ring for Favors, Lawmakers Shouldn’t be Listening.
Even as local telephone companies grow larger—witness the AT&T-BellSouth megamerger—the Bells continue to jockey for every possible edge over cable companies.
United States
19 Apr 2006
Preventative Medicine: The Benefits of an Effective Antitrust Compliance Program
In case businesses and their managers have not yet taken seriously the admonition that the development, implementation and continuous review of a comprehensive antitrust compliance program is an absolute necessity, perhaps statistics recently released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) will help drive the message home.
United States
3 Feb 2006
Supreme Court Adopts More Restrictive Application of Robinson-Patman Act
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court adopted a more restrictive test for buyers to prove injury to competition from price discrimination under the Robinson-Patman Act. In a majority opinion by Justice Ginsburg, the Court reversed the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in Volvo Trucks North America v. Reeder-Simco GMC, Inc.
United States
3 Feb 2006
Antitrust Advisory: The Full FTC Affirms North Texas Specialty Physicians-Provides First Agency Guidance on Messenger Models
In a unanimous opinion authored by outgoing Commissioner Thomas B. Leary, the full Federal Trade Commission (FTC) affirmed the November 2004 opinion by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) that North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP) illegally fixed prices in its negotiations with payors.
United States
18 Jan 2006
Legislative Summary of the 109th Congress
In Jan. 2005, GOP leaders, buoyed by strong election results in 2004, began the first session of the 109th Congress with an ambitious legislative agenda. The first ten Republican bills introduced in the Senate concerned issues such as Social Security reform, tax-cuts, class-action lawsuit reform, and a comprehensive energy policy. While Republicans managed to pass much of their proposed legislation, including a federal energy policy that emphasized enhanced production, a Central American free-tr
United States
17 Jan 2006
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