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Revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and Clayton Act Section 8 Thresholds

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced revisions to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) Act filing thresholds. The HSR Act requires annual adjustment of the jurisdictional thresholds based on the change in the U.S. gross national product. The thresholds will increase for 2011, unlike last year, when for the first time since the annual adjustments to the thresholds have been in effect, the thresholds decreased from the prior year.