The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upholds FTC subpoena in investigation into bundling and exclusionary practices (Church & Dwight)

A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a district court decision enforcing the Federal Trade Commission’s administrative subpoena and civil investigative demand in an ongoing FTC investigation. The December 13, 2011, opinion is noteworthy because it (1) reaffirms the broad authority and discretion the FTC has in conducting its investigations and (2) makes public additional detail on an ongoing FTC investigation into bundling and other distribution practices by a firm alleged to have monopoly power. In FTC v. Church & Dwight Co., Senior Judge Douglas Ginsburg wrote the opinion for a panel that included

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  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)
  • Jones Day (Houston)
  • Jones Day (Washington DC)

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David P. Wales, J. Bruce McDonald, Kathryn M. Fenton, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upholds FTC subpoena in investigation into bundling and exclusionary practices (Church & Dwight), 13 December 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2011, Art. N° 50124

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