On Capitol Hill, antitrust bills advance as Khan stumbles

Antitrust enforcers have received mixed receptions on Capitol Hill in recent weeks.

Neill Averitt

Federal-state relations could use more structure, won’t get much

There are getting to be an awful lot of cooks clustered around the antitrust soup kettle. The question is what to do about it.

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NAAG News: Janssen Pharmaceuticals

A news search for Janssen Pharmaceuticals will turn up research and marketing agreements with many top-notch biomedical and pharmaceutical firms and Harvard University, but attorneys general in 36...

Merger Update: Goodrich, United Technologies

The Canadian Competition Bureau has concurred in the analysis and remedies already proposed for the pending acquisition of Goodrich by United Technologies. Although recognizing that reduced...

Merger Update: CoStar’s patience rewarded

Sixteen months after CoStar Group and LoopNet, Inc. signed an agreement to merge, more than a year since shareholders gave approval and four months since the $860 million merger closed, the FTC...

Critics take aim at Judge Cote’s ruling in book publishers’ price fixing case

Even as New York federal district court judge Denise Cote recently put her stamp of approval on a settlement between the Justice Department and three book publishers—Hachette, HarperCollins, and...

Hertz merger plan would reduce the field to three competitors

Travelers landing in Washington, D.C. or other large cities and looking for a rental car usually find themselves with a lineup of alternatives—Hertz, Alamo, Avis, etc. –once they pick up their...

Brill: Phoebe Putney case raises important legal issues

Speaking to an audience of health care providers in early August, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill focused her comments on initiatives that sustain health care competition. She noted recent progress...