Merger between FTC Advocate and NorthShore Challenged by FTC

In late December 2015, the FTC authorized an action to block a proposed merger between Advocate Health Care Network and NorthShore University HealthSystem; two of the foremost providers of general acute inpatient hospital services in the North Shore area of Chicago, Illinois. Proposed Merger Would Create Largest Hospital System in North Shore Area The FTC’s […]

FTC asked Amazon Business Exec. to lie in declaration

A routine part of FTC enforcement actions in federal court is the FTC’s use of witness declarations, which operate much the same as affidavits.  Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1746 a party may submit an unsworn declaration in lieu of a sworn affidavit.  A declaration, unlike an affidavit that is made under oath before a […]

Having Ketchup on Your Mac’ and Cheese: FTC Mulls Proposed Heinz-Kraft Merger

H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods Group Inc. recently announced a proposed merger between the two food giants. The deal is valued at approximately $45 billion.