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Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 16

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Apr 16

    The illiberal vision of neo-Brandeisian antitrust

    The illiberal vision of neo-Brandeisian antitrust
    Following is the (slightly expanded and edited) text of my remarks from the panel, Antitrust and the Tech Industry: What Is at Stake?, hosted last Thursday by CCIA. Bruce Hoffman (keynote), Bill Kovacic, Nicolas Petit, and Christine Caffarra…
  • Mar 29

    Farewell

    Farewell
    On Monday, April 2, I will leave the Heritage Foundation to enter federal government service.  Accordingly, today I am signing off as a regular contributor to Truth on the Market.  First and foremost, I owe a great debt of gratitude…
  • Mar 29

    Farewell

    Farewell
    On Monday, April 2, I will leave the Heritage Foundation to enter federal government service.  Accordingly, today I am signing off as a regular contributor to Truth on the Market.  First and foremost, I owe a great debt of gratitude…
Rank this Week: 187

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 23

    Call for Papers: Contractual Governance

    Call for Papers: Contractual Governance
    From our friends at the AALS Section on Business Associations: Call for Papers for Section on Business Association Program on Contractual Governance: the Role of Private Ordering at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting The AALS Section on Business…
  • Apr 2

    Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop - Call for Paper

    Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop - Call for Paper
    From our friends at the Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: The University of Richmond School of Law, in conjunction with Boston University School of Law, University of Illinois College of Law, and UCLA School of Law, invites…
  • Aug 18

    Faculty Position - Richmond

    Faculty Position - Richmond
    Richmond is seeking to fill slots in the corporate area. See notice below: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three tenure-track positions for the 2018-2019 academic year, including one in corporate/securities law.…
Rank this Week: 230

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust and international trade law. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

http://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com
  • Mar 12

    Air Medical Group Negotiates Consent Decree to Resolve FTC’s Competition Concern

    Air Medical Group Negotiates Consent Decree to Resolve FTC’s Competition Concern
    On March 7, 2018, the United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced it entered into a settlement agreement with Air Medical Group allowing it to acquire AMR for $2.4 billion. The two providers of ambulance services…
  • Mar 9

    Trump’s DOJ Blocks JV from Permanently Combining

    Trump’s DOJ Blocks JV from Permanently Combining
    On March 5, 2018, Sparton Corporation (“Sparton”) announced the termination by Sparton and Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (“Ultra”) of their July 7, 2017 merger agreement. According to Sparton, during the review…
  • Mar 8

    FTC Blocks Cooking Oil Merger Citing Some “Hot Docs”

    FTC Blocks Cooking Oil Merger Citing Some “Hot Docs”
    On March 5, 2018, the United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed an administrative complaint alleging that J.M. Smucker Co.’s (“Smucker”) proposed $285 million acquisition of Conagra Brands,…
Rank this Week: 385

Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
  • Apr 2

    Check Your Rates – Comply with FTC Variable Rate Marketing Guideline

    Check Your Rates – Comply with FTC Variable Rate Marketing Guideline
    Rising Interest Rates Likely to Lead to Increased Scrutiny of Variable Rate Loan Marketing On March 21, 2018 the Federal Reserve lifted its federal funds rate by a quarter percentage point to a range of 1.5% to 1.75%, the highest level since…
  • Mar 23

    CMA Launches Consultation Concerning Changes to its Jurisdiction over M&A in the Tech Sector

    CMA Launches Consultation Concerning Changes to its Jurisdiction over M&A in the Tech Sector
    The UK government considers that transactions in the following sectors can raise national security concerns: 1. quantum technology; 2. computing hardware; and 3. the development or production of items for military or military and civilian…
  • Mar 9

    Stock Compensation May Trigger HSR Filing

    Stock Compensation May Trigger HSR Filing
    The requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) Act and Rules are well known to companies that engage in significant M&A transactions. But less well known is their applicability to acquisitions of stock by individuals as…
Rank this Week: 680

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 1195

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    California Sues Sutter Health Alleging Anti-Competitive Practice

    California Sues Sutter Health Alleging Anti-Competitive Practice
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in San Francisco County Superior Court on March 29, 2018 (the “Complaint”), alleging that Sutter Health (“Sutter”), one of Northern…
  • Mar 5

    Senior Executive Type B Amnesty Redux — A Rare Correction From DOJ (Or Not?)

    Senior Executive Type B Amnesty Redux — A Rare Correction From DOJ (Or Not?)
    Last year, as noted in this blog, the Antitrust Division issued one of its fairly rare but critically important “Frequently Asked Questions” publications concerning its Amnesty Program. In January 2017, DOJ said explicitly that…
  • Jan 31

    HSR and Antitrust Considerations for Private Equity Firms in M&A Transaction

    HSR and Antitrust Considerations for Private Equity Firms in M&A Transaction
    An increasing number of M&A transactions each year involve private equity firms. Like any other transaction, the parties in private equity deals must be cognizant of the filing requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust…
Rank this Week: 1197

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 1057

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Apr 19

    Canadian Securities Administrators are seeking comments on soliciting dealer arrangement

    Canadian Securities Administrators are seeking comments on soliciting dealer arrangement
    The Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) have issued CSA Staff Notice 61-303 and Request for Comment – Soliciting Dealer Arrangements (the “Notice”) on the use of soliciting dealer arrangements.…
  • Apr 17

    Enforcement of restrictive covenants in commercial transaction

    Enforcement of restrictive covenants in commercial transaction
    Restrictive covenants are often a key mechanism by way of which the buyer of a business is able to protect the value of their purchase. Indeed, in a 2017 review of legal trends in Canadian private M&A, Thomson Reuters has reported that…
  • Apr 12

    Are megadeals coming back?

    Are megadeals coming back?
    The year of 2017 witnessed a worldwide slowdown in the number of megadeals[1]. According to a recent Mergermarket Report (the Report), the global total for the number of deals worth US$4 billion or more decreased from a peak of 158 in 2015…
Rank this Week: 1640

Trade Regulation Talk

Trade Regulation Talk

Covers antitrust, consumer protection, franchising, advertising, privacy, and civil RICO law. By John W. Arden.

http://traderegulation.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Justice Department asked to investigate Amazon’s "monopolization" of book market

    Justice Department asked to investigate Amazon’s "monopolization" of book market
    This posting was written by Jeffrey May, J.D.A group of authors, and the American Booksellers Association—a trade association representing independently-owned bookstores—are asking the Department of Justice to scrutinize the…
  • Jul 7

    New Texas law says franchisors are not employers of franchisees or their employee

    New Texas law says franchisors are not employers of franchisees or their employee
    This story was written by Edward L. Puzzo, J.D.Texas has enacted legislation, effective September 1, 2015, specifying that franchisors will not be considered to be the employers of--or in a co-employment relationship with--either franchisees…
  • May 2

    Mergers Reported under HSR Act Down Slightly in FY 2012

    Mergers Reported under HSR Act Down Slightly in FY 2012
    This posting was written by Tobias J. Gillett, Contributor to Wolters Kluwer Antitrust Law Daily. The number of mergers reported under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification Program between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012…
Rank this Week: 1401

Antitrust Law Source

Antitrust Law Source

Covers antitrust and consumer protection. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.antitrustlawsource.com/
  • Mar 30

    Food & Agriculture Quarterly: March 2018

    Food & Agriculture Quarterly: March 2018
    I am delighted to bring to you the second edition of Food & Agricultural Quarterly (FAQ). This industry-focused publication is designed to focus on the key issues food and agriculture industry stakeholders are facing…
  • Feb 1

    FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate threshold

    FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate threshold
    On Jan. 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the notification thresholds for filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR), as well as certain other values under the HSR rules. As…
  • Oct 19

    Porter Wright presents Food & Agriculture Quarterly

    Porter Wright presents Food & Agriculture Quarterly
    Welcome to our inaugural issue of Food & Agricultural Quarterly (FAQ). This new, industry-focused publication was designed to focus on the key issues food and agriculture industry stakeholders are facing – regardless of whether you…
Rank this Week: 1803

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

https://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Air Medical Group Negotiates Consent Decree to Resolve FTC’s Competition Concern

    Air Medical Group Negotiates Consent Decree to Resolve FTC’s Competition Concern
    On March 7, 2018, the United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced it entered into a settlement agreement with Air Medical Group allowing it to acquire AMR for $2.4 billion. The two providers of ambulance services…
  • Mar 9

    Trump’s DOJ Blocks JV from Permanently Combining

    Trump’s DOJ Blocks JV from Permanently Combining
    On March 5, 2018, Sparton Corporation (“Sparton”) announced the termination by Sparton and Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (“Ultra”) of their July 7, 2017 merger agreement. According to Sparton, during the review…
  • Mar 8

    FTC Blocks Cooking Oil Merger Citing Some “Hot Docs”

    FTC Blocks Cooking Oil Merger Citing Some “Hot Docs”
    On March 5, 2018, the United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed an administrative complaint alleging that J.M. Smucker Co.’s (“Smucker”) proposed $285 million acquisition of Conagra Brands,…
Rank this Week: 1892

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
  • Dec 15

    ALJ Affirms Antitrust Violations for Ad Tech Agreements in FTC v. 1-800 Contact

    ALJ Affirms Antitrust Violations for Ad Tech Agreements in FTC v. 1-800 Contact
    With the holiday marketing season upon us, marketers launch the month-long, relentless scramble for consumer visibility and coveted advertising space on high-traffic inventory. One matter likely not on marketers’ radars? Antitrust…
  • Oct 18

    Blockchain Technology and Securities Markets are the Focus of Recent SEC Investor Advisory Committee Meeting

    Blockchain Technology and Securities Markets are the Focus of Recent SEC Investor Advisory Committee Meeting
    On October 12, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Committee (“SEC”) held an Investor Advisory Committee (“IAC”) meeting which largely focused on blockchain technology and the implications for securities…
  • Oct 17

    Released CFIUS Annual Report Shows Heightened Scrutiny

    Released CFIUS Annual Report Shows Heightened Scrutiny
    CFIUS recently published a summary of their 2015 CFIUS Annual Report to Congress.  CFIUS is charged with reviewing foreign investments and advising the President on appropriate actions that may be necessary to suspend or prohibit foreign…
Rank this Week: 2474

Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

Provides commentary on recent antitrust developments. By Matthew S. Wild.

http://antitrustcommentary.com
Rank this Week: 2013

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2787

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Mar 15

    Labor Market Monopsony?

    Labor Market Monopsony?
    A recent UChicago Booth podcast explores the increasingly popular question of whether wage stagnation in the U.S. is due at least in part to monopsony power in the labor market.  It’s an interesting and good overview of the issue,…
  • Mar 7

    Speaking on Discovery of Cartel Behavior in Due Diligence and Beyond

    Speaking on Discovery of Cartel Behavior in Due Diligence and Beyond
    I’m looking forward to speaking on March 12 at Orrick’s Japan Library Seminar Series.  I will be giving a presentation entitled “Managing the Discovery of Evidence of Cartel Behavior in Due Diligence and Beyond.”
  • Jan 17

    Are Monopolies the Cause of All Economic Problems?

    Are Monopolies the Cause of All Economic Problems?
    No.  But a couple articles are effectively raising the question. The pendulum usually swings between over-enforcement and under-enforcement.  The two recent articles are beating the drum for more vigorous Section 2 enforcement. The…
Rank this Week: 4543

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
Rank this Week: 2737

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Competition Bureau Issues Expanded Draft Immunity Program For Comment

    Competition Bureau Issues Expanded Draft Immunity Program For Comment
    October 29, 2017 On October 26, 2017, the Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) issued its revised draft Immunity Program for public comments. The Bureau is updating its Immunity Program to reflect recent legal and policy developments…
  • Oct 21

    CRTC Dismisses Constitutional Challenge to CASL (Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation)

    CRTC Dismisses Constitutional Challenge to CASL (Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation)
    October 21, 2017 On October 19, 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued an important CASL (anti-spam law) related decision in Compliance and Enforcement Decision CRTC 2017-367 (CompuFinder). In this…
  • Oct 16

    The Ontario Government’s Pulp Fiction Approach to Pot Legalization

    The Ontario Government’s Pulp Fiction Approach to Pot Legalization
    October 16, 2017 Following the Federal Government’s plan to legalize marijuana in Canada, provinces are now working through the logistics of pot legalization at a local level. In this regard, Ontario and Alberta recently announced their…
Rank this Week: 4200

Real Estate, Real Competition…

Real Estate, Real Competition & the Law

Chronicles the anticompetitive practices encountered by real estate brokers and websites who try to reduce real estate commissions. By Michael H. Erdman.

http://rerclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has ruled in the FTC v. Realcomp matter.  You'll recall at issue in the case is Realcomp's alleged anticompetitive treatment of non-ERTS property listings.
  • Oct 20

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment
    Over two years after it first filed suit, Kansas City Premier Apartments, Inc. finally had its day in court earlier this year with the Missouri Real Estate Commission (here's my last pre-trial post).  During the trial, the MREC failed to…
  • Jun 21

    Showdown in Missouri

    Showdown in Missouri
    Some time ago I first wrote about an action filed by Kansas City Premier Apartments in a Missouri state court, seeking clarity on licensing issues raised by the Missouri Real Estate Commission.
Rank this Week: 3630