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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 states are celebrating a different sort of deal. In late August they reported a $181 settlement with Janssen, the largest multistate consumer protection settlement to date with a pharmaceutical company.

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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...

Rosch: Justice Department should indict firms, not settle with them, for corrupt practices

In a speech in Paris at the Forum for EU-US Legal-Economic Affairs, Federal Trade Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch noted that the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission have...

Anxious attorneys worry about stepped-up antitrust scrutiny of MFNs

Taiwanese executive: “I cried my heart out”

Joshua Wright nominated to FTC commission