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HTMLSawStop Dismissal Explained: Opinion Crosscutting SawStop’s Antitrust Lawsuit Released
Helen J. Kim, Charles A. Samuels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia recently issued a Memorandum Opinion following up on his June 27, 2014 order (on which we previously wrote here and here) dismissing the complaint filed against the power tool industry by SawStop, LLC.

 

HTMLSawStop Stopped: Judge Dismisses Antitrust Lawsuit Against Table Saw Industry
Matthew R. Howsare, Helen J. Kim, Charles A. Samuels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
On June 27, 2014, Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia dismissed the complaint filed against the power tool industry by SawStop, LLC. We previously wrote about this lawsuit and the need for companies and trade associations to develop sound legal policies and procedures to...

 

HTMLAn Update from the Federal Trade Commission
Helen J. Kim, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
The interplay between the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and antitrust has been a matter of great moment for several years. It has been an issue in litigation such as the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) St. Luke’s case. Recently, in a conference,...

 

HTMLBuzzsaw or SawStop: Are You Prepared to Avoid Antitrust Liability in the Product Safety Arena?
Helen J. Kim, Charles A. Samuels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
In most respects, trade associations are pro-competitive organizations: they join together competitors to advance worthwhile goals and to learn from one another. Their societal value is why they are recognized as non-profits. Many trade association activities, in particular safety standard-setting...

 

HTMLFederal Trade Commission Extends In re Polygram’s “Inherently Suspect” Anticompetitive Analysis to Endorsements
Helen J. Kim, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) recent settlement with ski manufacturers Marker Volkl (International) GmbH (“Marker Volkl”) and Tecnica S.p.A. (“Tecnica”) continues to expand the scope of “inherently suspect” business practices under In...

 

HTMLDOJ Revisits Music Royalty Consent Decrees
Robert G. Kidwell, Helen J. Kim, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014
From cassette tapes to CDs to Pandora and Spotify, innovations in the music field over the past two decades have drastically changed how people access music. Songwriters, however, are paid according to a system that has been in place since 1941 and unchanged since 2001.

 

HTMLAntitrust Hospital Merger Policy Gets a Judicial Boost — Sixth Circuit Upholds FTC Decision Challenging Hospital Merger
Helen J. Kim, Timothy J. Slattery, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 25, 2014, previously published on April 23, 2014
In a highly anticipated decision, the federal antitrust agencies’ reinvigorated hospital merger enforcement efforts received a boost when, for the first time this century, an appellate court upheld a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) decision condemning a hospital acquisition and ordering full...

 

HTMLIs 4-3 the New 3-2? FTC Continues to Target Pharmaceutical Mergers
Helen J. Kim, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 16, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) has often stated that merger analysis requires more than a simplistic determination that high market concentration leads to anticompetitive effects. Still, the antitrust agencies have consistently considered transactions...

 

HTMLFTC Check-Up on Health Care Trends Reveals New Competitive Wrinkles
Helen J. Kim, Farrah Short, Timothy J. Slattery, Shoshana S. Speiser; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 28, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) recently hosted a workshop exploring trends and innovation in the health care industry that may affect competition, marking at least 10 years since the antitrust agencies formally examined competition issues in the industry. Commissioner...

 

HTMLFTC Announces Annual HSR Thresholds Revision
Robert G. Kidwell, Helen J. Kim, Farrah Short, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2014, previously published on January 17, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on January 17, 2014 increased jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the HSR Act). The FTC revises the thresholds annually based on changes in the gross...

 


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