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For the first time in its history, the US Federal Trade Commission issued a final rule governing unfair methods of competition. In line with its ambitious approach towards its Section 5 enforcement...
Peckar & Abramson PC
Effective September 4, 2024, non-compete agreements with all employees, including senior executives, will be prohibited by a new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rule.
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider
On May 13—and more than ten years after Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, the leading U.S. Supreme Court case on reverse payment settlements...
Steptoe LLP
When do companies using the same pricing algorithm violate the antitrust law? Despite the new technology, the answer seems to center on the classic issue central to a hub-and-spoke conspiracy: is there an agreement...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The U.S. Department of Justice's increasing intervention in private antitrust lawsuits signals its intent to influence the law in matters alleging algorithmic price-fixing...
Holland & Knight
In Federal Trade Commission v. U.S. Anesthesia Partners, Inc. et al., No. 4:23-CV-03560 (S.D. Tex. May 13, 2024), the court granted private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe's...
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to permeate the health care industry (and every other part of American life), the industry should be attentive to the risk of anticompetitive...
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
It has now been over two months since the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee (the "Court") halted the NCAA's "NIL-recruiting ban"...
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
In the latest chapter of a long-running investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division into real estate industry practices, the D.C. Circuit revived DOJ's 2021...
Arnold & Porter
In the episode, Emanuelson, former Chief M&A Regulatory Counsel and Associate General Counsel for Intel Corporation, examined the role of M&A in industries such as semiconductors and assessed how...
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider
The Federal Trade Commission's final rule banning non-competes was published in the Federal Register today, potentially becoming effective on September 4, 2024.
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider
The Federal Trade Commission's final rule banning non-competes was published in the Federal Register today, potentially becoming effective on September 4, 2024.
Before receiving the FTC's request for more documents, known as a Second Request, Walmart had withdrawn and refiled its Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) notification following informal discussions...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission issued a Final Rule that will ban employers from entering into new noncompete agreements with workers and making nearly all types of existing...
Duane Morris LLP
Providers in a putative class action filed on May 7, 2024, claim that Multiplan and certain named insurers in its network are a "cartel" that has agreed to underprice out-of-network reimbursement
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
The Supreme Court has denied Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc.'s Jan. 25, 2024, petition for certiorari in Visa Inc., et al. v. National ATM Council, Inc., et al., rejecting the request that the Court...
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
In April, Global Partners LP announced an amendment to its transaction agreement with Gulf Oil Limited Partnership. The FTC and Maine Attorney General were concerned that the acquisition would limit competition...
McDonald Hopkins
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a final rule imposing a national prohibition against non-competes along partisan lines (3-2) during an open meeting on April 23, 2024 (the Final Rule).
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved Exxon's $64.5 billion purchase of Pioneer Natural Resources, but barred Pioneer founder and CEO Scott D. Sheffield – who is also a former...
Jones Day
This update (No. 113 | 2 April 2024 ) covers key EU regulatory developments related to the evolving situation concerning EU emergency responses to, in particular, COVID-19, Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, and cyber threats
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