On Jan. 23, 2023, the FTC announced annual changes to notification thresholds for filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and certain other values under HSR rules. But this time, the annual changes include a radically different tier structure with much heftier filing fees.
On Jan. 24, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the notification thresholds for filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR), and certain other values under the HSR rules. The new thresholds will become effective Feb. 23, 2022. Continue Reading
Last year, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is not authorized to impose civil penalties on parties who violate the FTC Act unless the party is violating a previous cease and order. The ruling took away a major enforcement tool. Now, Axon Enterprises is seeking to attack the entire structure of the FTC while it simultaneously defends its acquisition of VieVu, LLC in administrative court. Continue Reading
Two recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) actions confirm the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) is not to be ignored. On Dec. 22, the FTC fined both Biglari Holdings and the founder of Werner Enterprises for failure to file with the FTC and the Department of Justice (DOJ) before consummating significant acquisitions of related entities. Continue Reading