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Comment: Altria-Juul FTC challenge puts spotlight on concerns with non-compete agreements in minority stake holding

By Flavia Fortes
  • 07 Apr 2020 16:37
  • 09 Jun 2021 16:43
The US Federal Trade Commission’s suit to unwind Altria’s minority investment in vaping company Juul highlights the agency’s concerns with non-compete agreements when a company withdraws from current and future competition in exchange for a share of its rival’s profits.

Altria's agreement to hold a 35 percent share in Juul raised red

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