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FTC Issues Guidance for Merger Investigations

In early August, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") released guidance on best practices for merger investigations. This is the first major update for such guidance since 2006 and the publication of "Reforms to the Merger Review Process." The new guidance addresses mechanisms by which merging entities can smoothly effectuate an FTC merger investigation in three key areas: Early Voluntary Submission of Information, Effective Use of Withdraw and Refile, and Negotiating the Second Request. More >

Does Your Business Use Surcharges?

On January 27, 2013, it became legal for retailers to impose a surcharge on consumers using a credit card at their business. The surcharge was a key provision in a settlement stemming from a class action suit brought by several retailers against credit card companies. The permissible surcharge amount depends on how much is paid by the merchant in processing fees, but can range from 1.5 to 4% of the purchase price. More >

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