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FTC Attempts to Unroll Anesthesiology Consolidation in Texas

The FTC filed a lawsuit against U.S. Anesthesia Partners, Inc., and private equity company Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe XI, L.P. and affiliated entities, alleging that they violated the Clayton Act and the FTC Act by engaging in an anticompetitive scheme to monopolize the anesthesiology market in Texas.

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FTC, DOL Partner to Protect Workers

The FTC and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) signed an agreement to increase inter-agency cooperation in combatting anticompetitive behavior and unfair and deceptive acts and practices that harm workers. The agreement strengthens the agencies’ partnership in areas of mutual interest including worker misclassification, illegal claims and disclosures about earnings and costs associated with work,…

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Democratic AGs Come Together to Support Merger Guideline Revisions

A group of 19 Democratic AGs submitted a comment letter to the DOJ and the FTC in support of the agencies’ efforts to strengthen the Merger Guidelines, the standards used to determine whether mergers and acquisitions comply with federal antitrust law. The comment letter provides the AGs’ perspectives as co-enforcers of the country’s antitrust laws,…

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FTC is Mortgage Technology Industry’s White Knight in Antitrust Settlement

The FTC settled with Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) and Black Knight, Inc. to resolve allegations that a proposed merger of the nation’s two largest providers of home mortgage loan origination systems (LOS) would create antitrust concerns. As we previously reported, the FTC issued a complaint against ICE and Black Knight alleging, among other things, that…

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