Business Law Newsletters
Section 3 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C.S. § 14, makes illegal certain distribution practices. Generally, Section 3 of the Clayton Act makes it illegal to enter into tying arrangements, exclusive dealing contracts, or requirements contracts if such arrangements or contracts tend to lessen competition.
RATIFICATION OF SELF-INTERESTED DIRECTOR TRANSACTIONS
Enacted in 1972, The Clean Water Act1 (CWA) attempts to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of United States waters by regulating the discharge of pollutants into the nation's surface waters, water treatment plants, and wetlands. Generally, a violation of the CWA occurs when a pollutant is discharged without an appropriate permit or in contravention or an effluent limitation or pretreatment requirement.
Parties to mergers or acquisitions involving sales or assets of $100 million or meeting other threshold levels must report their planned merger or acquisition to the Department of Justice or the Federal Trade Commission and wait for 30 days (15 days in the case of a cash tender offer or a bankruptcy sale) following the report before completing the transaction. That waiting period allows the Department or the Commission time to review the transaction for its potential effect on competition before deciding what enforcement action, if any, will be taken.
(Protection of School Asbestos Hazard Whistleblowers)