Recent Developments in Antitrust

FTC Clears Facebook's Acquisition of Instagram

August 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm

On August 22, 2012, the FTC commissioners voted 5-0 to close its investigation of Facebook's acquisition of Instagram without any action. Background In April of 2012, Facebook, an internet social media platform, announced it would acquire Instagram, the developer of a photo-sharing application and a company with no revenues. The […]

FTC Challenges Consummated Transactions and Restores Competition in Cardiology Market in Reno, Nevada

August 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm

On August 6, 2012, the FTC settled a case against Renown Health, the largest provider of acute medical care in northern Nevada, related to allegations that Renown Health reduced competition in the adult cardiology market in Reno, Nevada through two allegedly anticompetitive acquisitions and the use of anticompetitive non-compete clauses. […]