Recent Development in Antitrust and International Trade Law

FTC Allows SCI’s Acquisition of Palm Mortuary With Divestitures

November 25, 2009 at 2:30 pm

On November 25, 2009, the FTC announced that it approved SCI’s acquisition of Palm Mortuary, Inc. (“Palm”) as long as it sold a cemetery and funeral home in Las Vegas. The FTC alleged that Las Vegas has a highly concentrated market for cemetery services, which includes burial plots, opening and […]

MICHIGAN REALTORS’ GROUP REDUCED COMPETITION BY RESTRICTING ACCESS TO ITS MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE

November 2, 2009 at 4:19 pm

On November 2, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released an opinion stating that the Realcomp II (“Realcomp”), a real estate multiple listing service (“MLS”) serving southeast Michigan, took part in anticompetitive practices by restricting some of its members access to its database. An MLS is a database that includes […]