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FTC Rules Get E-Discovery Makeover This Month
Posted on 6 Nov 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

When really broad neckties went out of style, one solution might have been to take a pair of scissors to them and snip them to a modern-day width. Smarter guys might simply have taken them to a tailor. Others might have made them into kites. But most... Read More

FTC Sues Arizona Company Over Acai Pill Free Trials
Posted on 17 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) Dreams of rapid weight loss and fake celebrity endorsements from Oprah Winfrey and Rachael Ray lured customers into providing their credit or debit card numbers as they signed up online for a "free trial" of acai berry pills.... Read More

Intel To Change Practices In FTC Settlement
Posted on 4 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Intel has agreed to change some of its practices to settl e a federal antitrust lawsuit alleging a decade of abuse. The changes mandated in the settlement with the Federal Trade Commission represent the deepest penalties yet to the... Read More

Intel, FTC In Talks To Settle Antitrust Case
Posted on 22 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - (AP) Intel Corp. is in talks with the Federal Trade Commission over settling an antitrust case against the chip maker. In December, the FTC filed charges against Intel, seeking to end what it described as decades of illegal sales... Read More

Supreme Court Says Hospital Merger Not Immune From Antitrust Scrutiny
Posted on 19 Feb 2013 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 19 ruled that the state-action doctrine does not immunize the merger between two Georgia hospitals from the Federal Trade Commission's challenge that the transaction substantially lessened... Read More

Marketing Medical and Consumer Products in Social Media
Posted on 4 Jan 2011 by arnold

The Internet is now one of the most popular ways Americans obtain information on medical and consumer products. The emergence and growth of social media have changed traditional notions of what is regulated, who is responsible for product-related messaging... Read More

DLA Piper: Merger Enforcement Actions Below The HSR Threshold ˗ Top 10 Tips In Non-Reportable Transactions
Posted on 20 May 2014 by DLA Piper

By Steven Levitsky and Paolo Morante “Less is more” may be true in architecture, but in merger clearance law, “less” is still enough to trigger antitrust investigations and litigation and rescission of the whole transaction... Read More

DLA Piper: U.S. v Bayer: Randomized Clinical Trials Not Required For Dietary Supplement Structure Function Claims
Posted on 14 Oct 2015 by DLA Piper

By Maggie Craig and Stefanie Jill Fogel | In a much anticipated opinion for the dietary supplement industry and for products making health benefit statements, the District of New Jersey in US v. Bayer has found in favor of Bayer in holding that the... Read More

Reverse-Payment Settlements Presumptively Anticompetitive, FTC Tells High Court
Posted on 27 Mar 2013 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Federal Trade Commission told the U.S. Supreme Court in oral arguments March 25 that the court should treat reverse-payment settlements of patent litigation between the holder of a drug patent and potential generic... Read More

FTC Settles $108M Lawsuit With Countrywide Mortgage Loan Services
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by Timothy Raub

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In what the Federal Trade Commission is calling one of the "largest judgments imposed in an FTC case, and the largest mortgage servicing case," two Countrywide mortgage servicing companies will pay $108 million... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Recent Jeans Case Confirms Harsher ‘Made In USA’ Standards Exist In California
Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Lauren Shoor A California federal district court judge recently provided some clarity on the apparent disparity between California’s “Made in the USA” law and the standard set forth by the Federal Trade Commission. The Southern... Read More