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Antitrust Laws and Trade Regulation, Second Edition
Copyright 2017, Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group.

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Federal Trade Commission Adjudicative Proceedings


Julian O. von Kalinowski;Peter Sullivan;Maureen McGuirl;Ralph Folsom;Frank Fine

Chapter Summary


This chapter, Federal Trade Commission Adjudicative Proceedings, addresses the adjudicative process from initial jurisdictional considerations through to reopening after proceedings have concluded.

Specifically, the chapter begins with consideration of jurisdictional issues including the Commission's ability to bring proceedings against persons, partnerships or corporations suspected of engaging in unfair methods of competition or unfair or deceptive acts or practices affecting commerce. The chapter addresses initiation of proceedings including pleadings and intervention. It moves on to look at motions. The chapter then discusses discovery and compulsory processes including consideration of depositions, interrogatories, subpoenas, sanctions for noncompliance, and protective orders and confidentiality issues. It addresses adjudicative hearings, as well as decisions and appeals to the Commission. The chapter considers compliance reports, as well as the procedures for reopening proceedings by either the Commission or upon the request of a party.

Antitrust Laws and Trade Regulation (Matthew Bender) provides essential expert legal analysis, underlying statutory and regulatory sources, and discussions of current developments in this field. Coverage includes types and analysis of antitrust violations; exemptions to the antitrust laws; treatment of specific industries such as telecommunications, financial institutions, transportation and health care; reviews of the antitrust laws of all 50 states; and systematic analyses of the competition laws of the European Union and its Member States.


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See Chapter 76 for an introduction to the Federal Trade Commission. See Chapter 77 for discussion of unfair competition and the Federal Trade Commission. See Chapter 78 for discussion of unfair or deceptive acts and practices. See Chapter 81 for coverage of the remedial powers of the FTC.


See Antitrust Strategies for Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, and Strategic Alliances--A Deskbook for Deal Makers (Matthew Bender) for guidance on planning for and advising on mergers, joint ventures and business alliances.

See Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers (Matthew Bender) for a thorough, easy-to-use guide to the antitrust, tax, corporate, securities and financial aspects of business combinations, plus extensive forms for practice.

See Kintner's Federal Antitrust Law (Matthew Bender) for comprehensive analysis of the development and current status of antitrust law, as well as practical guidance for the application of that law.

See Cleary Gottlieb Antitrust Developments in Europe (Matthew Bender) for discussion on antitrust laws and proceedings in Europe, both at the Community and national levels.
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