National Drugstore Chains Scrap Merger, Announce New Plan

As you are probably aware, there are several federal agencies that are tasked with ensuring that the American marketplace remains open and competitive. The most commonly known of these is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). When major companies are considering mergers, acquisitions, or large-scale purchases, they must first seek approval from FTC to verify that […]

Store Owners File Lawsuit Against Credit Card Companies Over Chip Readers

For a number of years now, self-service credit card machines have allowed customers at retail establishments around the country to pay for their merchandise without ever handing the cashier their credit card. If you have used one recently, you may have been told to insert your card into a different slot than before—one that is […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney on the Class-Action Antitrust Suit Filed Against Poultry Producers

From the moment a student begins learning about the subject of economics, he or she is taught that one of the most basic elements of business is the balance between supply and demand. Supply and demand are driving factors in everything from production, market strength, and, of course, prices. Since prices directly affect a company’s […]

Justice Department Will Move to Block Two Health Insurance Mergers

Shares of four large health insurers fell this week when it was suggested that the United States Department of Justice is planning to file lawsuits intended to block two separate mergers. Over the last several years, the Justice Department’s antitrust division has been taking a stronger stand against business deals that it believes could inappropriately […]

Protecting Consumers: Naperville Business Attorney on the Blocked Office-Supply Merger

Once a company reaches a certain size and market share, its influence over the industry as whole is often substantial. In today’s business landscape, it is not uncommon for competition to such companies to erode over time, in many cases, leaving as a few as two major players to fight for dominance over a particular […]