The US FTC modifies its rules of practice for adjudication in order to proceed against mergers administratively regardless of outcomes in federal court

On January 13, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission issued interim final rules amending its Rules of Practice for adjudication, reportedly with an eye toward proceeding against mergers administratively regardless of outcomes in federal court. Both the FTC and DOJ Antitrust Division must go to federal court to enjoin a merger. If the court denies an injunction, the merger can close. That is

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Michael Cohen, Sarah Pojanowski, The US FTC modifies its rules of practice for adjudication in order to proceed against mergers administratively regardless of outcomes in federal court, 13 January 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2009, Art. N° 74786

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