The Federal Trade Commission revises the Merger rules which implements automatic atay of Administrative litigation when Agency loses preliminary injunction in Court

One important procedural difference between merger challenges by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission is that FTC may challenge a non-consummated merger through both a district court preliminary injunction and administrative litigation (Part 3 adjudication). Recent revisions to the FTC Rules of Practice may reduce the likelihood of administrative litigation in cases where the agency fails to obtain a district court injunction blocking consummation of the transaction. FTC has modified its Rules of Practice to address what happens to administrative proceedings challenging mergers after the agency tries but fails to obtain a preliminary injunction in U.S. district court. Under the revised Rule 3.26, when FTC seeks a preliminary injunction in the courts and

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Michael H. Knight, David P. Wales, Kathryn M. Fenton, Paula W. Render, Thomas D. York, The Federal Trade Commission revises the Merger rules which implements automatic atay of Administrative litigation when Agency loses preliminary injunction in Court, 16 March 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2015, Art. N° 79585

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