Tesla one step closer to acquiring SolarCity Corp

It appears that Tesla is on the verge of acquiring SolarCity Corporation after the FTC announced its approval of the $2.6 billion deal late last week.  The FTC’s approval of the deal came earlier than many expected, as the deal obtained early termination from the FTC.  The deal between Tesla and SolarCity was finalized only […]

Healthcare merger proceeds over competition concerns

The FTC was a recently dealt a significant blow in the context of a healthcare merger.  Early last week, a Pennsylvania federal judge denied the FTC’s request to block the proposed healthcare merger between Penn State Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth System, even over concerns raised by the FTC that the proposed merger “would substantially […]

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 […]