Department of Justice And Federal Trade Commission Issue New Vertical Merger Guidelines

The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission issued today new Vertical Merger Guidelines that outline how the federal antitrust agencies evaluate the likely competitive impact of mergers and whether those mergers comply with U.S. antitrust law. These new Vertical Merger Guidelines mark the first time the Department and the FTC have issued joint guidelines on vertical mergers, and represent the first major revision to guidance on vertical mergers since the Department’s 1984 Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines, which the Department withdrew in January of this year.

Source: DOJ Press Releases, Department of Justice And Federal Trade Commission Issue New Vertical Merger Guidelines

Analysis: Indians are being held up as a model minority. That's not helping the Black Lives Matter movement

“White silence is violence.” It’s a simple but powerful message shouted at Black Lives Matter protests around the world, and it marks a major shift in expectations: it’s no longer OK to just not be racist, you have to be vocally anti-racist. If you’re not, you’re part of the problem.



Source: CNN, Analysis: Indians are being held up as a model minority. That’s not helping the Black Lives Matter movement

Lizzo: For The Record

She’s been compared to some of the greatest singers of our time, and was named Time’s 2019 Entertainer of the Year. Melissa Jefferson, better known as Lizzo, sat down with correspondent Tracy Smith to discuss overcoming bouts of poverty, homelessness, and crippling self-doubt, and how her high school band teacher gave her the focus she needed to make her mark. (Originally broadcast October 3, 2019.)

Source: CBS, Lizzo: For The Record

Department of Justice Applauds Congressional Passage Of Reauthorization Of The Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement And Reform Act

On June 25, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed identical bills, H.R. 7036 and S. 3377, to repeal the sunset provision of the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act (ACPERA).

Source: DOJ Press Releases, Department of Justice Applauds Congressional Passage Of Reauthorization Of The Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement And Reform Act