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Failure to Report Acquisition of Shares to FTC Leads to $1.4 Million Penalty

The FTC reached a settlement with investment fund operator Biglari Holdings Inc. to resolved allegations that it failed to report an acquisition of shares in restaurant chain operator Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. to the FTC in violation of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. According to the complaint, which was filed simultaneously with the final judgment, Biglari…

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Health Law 2022 Discusses Regulatory Risks for Health Businesses And How to Manage Them

Each year in early December, Cozen O’Connor’s Health Care & Life Sciences industry team hosts a Health Law Program to update clients on a wide range of issues that we believe will be critical for health care businesses in the upcoming year. This year’s program, held virtually from December 8-9, 2021, included a policy view…

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U.S. and EU Antitrust Regulators Seek Closer Cooperation Through New Policy Dialogue

The FTC, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission issued an inaugural joint statement after the launch of the EU-US Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue intended to further strengthen the parties’ collaboration on the promotion of fair competition.  

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FTC Sues to Block a $40 Billion Acquisition in the Semiconductor Chip Industry

The FTC filed an administrative complaint against U.S. chip manufacturer Nvidia Corp. and U.K. chip design provider Arm Ltd. and its parent company (collectively “Arm”) to stop Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of Arm over allegations that the acquisition would harm competition and stifle innovation in semiconductor chips in violation of the FTC Act and the…

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FTC Seeks Information to Study Causes and Impacts of Supply-Chain Disruptions

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued orders under Section 6(b) of the FTC Act to nine large retailers, wholesalers, and consumer good suppliers requiring them to provide information for a study examining recent supply-chain disruptions and the impacts on consumers and the U.S. economy. The orders issued to retailers, suppliers, and wholesalers require the companies…

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