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FTC Approves Elanco’s $7.6B Acquisition of Bayer Animal Healthcare, Sets Divestiture Conditions

Pending approval, two of the world’s largest animal healthcare manufacturers will consummate a multibillion dollar acquisition in August 2020, subject to FTC and other, international…

FTC Press Release: VieVu Former Parent Settles Body Cam Antitrust Case

Press Release MEDIA CONTACT: Betsy Lordan Federal Trade Commission Office of Public Affairs 202-326-3707 VieVu’s Former Parent Company Safariland Agrees to Settle Charges That It…

Private Antitrust Action Follows FTC Complaint Against Altria and Juul Over E-Cigarette Deal

Antitrust headwinds don’t let up. By Timothy Z. LaComb Living by the adage “if you can’t beat them, join them,” tobacco giant Altria Group, Inc.…

FTC Sues to Unwind Altria’s $12.8 Billion Investment in Competitor JUUL

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE APRIL 1, 2020 Today, the Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint (a public version of which will be available…

Is a Pandemic a Material Adverse Event in M&A?

Question already casting clouds over corporate deals. By Dan Mogin and Jennifer M. Oliver Reuters has reported that Gray Television Inc. has withdrawn its $8.5…

U.K. Begins Phase II Probe of Cengage/McGraw-Hill Merger

Opposition mounts, putting deal at risk. By Timothy Z. LaComb On March 10, 2020, the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority gave Cengage and McGraw-Hill an…

UK Threatens Phase II Review of Cengage/McGraw-Hill Deal

Ultimatum comes same day U.S. reps urge DOJ scrutiny. By Timothy Z. LaComb and Jennifer M. Oliver On March 10th, the U.K. Competition and Markets…

Update that Boilerplate! California Civil Code Section 1542 Amendments Affect Waiver of Unknown Claims

Update that Boilerplate! California Civil Code Section 1542 Amendments Affect Waiver of Unknown Claims By: Nicole Ambrosetti The California Legislature has amended Civil Code section…