1-800 Contacts sued over anti-competitive agreements

1-800 Contacts, the United States’ largest online contact lenses retailer, has been sued by the FTC over charges that “it unlawfully orchestrated and now maintains a web of anti-competitive agreements with rival online contact lens sellers.”  The FTC said in a press release that the anti-competitive agreements “suppress competition in certain online search advertising auctions […]

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 […]