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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/14/21

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

U.S. Senate passes bill to raise fees on biggest mergers.  The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would increase fees that companies planning the biggest mergers pay to government antitrust agencies and give those agencies bigger budgets. The bill - co-sponsored by Democrat Amy Klobuchar, the top...

Payments News Update – June 11, 2021

Posted  06/11/21
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: A Surcharging Bill Advances to the Colorado Governor’s Desk Digital Transactions News – June 9, 2021 Soon, there might be just two states that prohibit credit card surcharging with the passage Tuesday of a bill in Colorado that would permit the pricing strategy. The bill, SB21-091, passed both the Colorado House and Senate and now moves to Governor Jared...

The Dawn of Antitrust Whistleblowing

Posted  06/9/21
By Marlene Koury, Kristian Soltes
Attorney headshots of Marlene Koury and Kristian Soltes

Whistleblowing is crossing paths with antitrust enforcement. Expect the trend to accelerate.

In the past few years, whistleblowers have become increasingly instrumental in detecting and addressing corporate wrongdoing. Increased protections and financial incentives have encouraged whistleblowers to expose corruption and other wrongdoing, much of which would otherwise often go unnoticed. This phenomenon is also...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/7/21

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Facebook's Marketplace in EU and UK antitrust crosshairs.  Europe and Britain launched formal antitrust investigations into Facebook on Friday to determine if the world's largest social network was using customer data to unfairly compete with advertisers, in a new assault on its business model. The...

Constantine Cannon Partner Ethan Litwin Recognized in 2021 Chambers USA Guide

Posted  06/1/21
Constantine Cannon LLP congratulates Ethan Litwin on being ranked by Chambers USA as a leading antitrust attorney in New York in the 2021 legal guide.  The annual guide credits Litwin as “a smart and experienced lawyer." Litwin has a broad antitrust practice that focuses on complex antitrust litigation, defending civil and criminal government investigations, representing merging parties in international merger...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/1/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Lawsuit claims Apple monopolizes heart-rate technology for Apple Watch.  A Silicon Valley company has filed an antitrust lawsuit accusing Apple Inc of cornering the market for heart-rate monitoring technology for the Apple Watch, and endangering wearers' health. In a complaint, AliveCor Inc said Apple...

Payments News Update – May 27, 2021

Posted  05/27/21
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: European Commission Plans to Hit Facebook With Official Antitrust Probe PYMNTS – May 26, 2021 The European Commission (EC) is launching an official investigation into allegations that Facebook engaged in anti-competitive behaviors, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday (May 26). The EC is also doing a deep dive to get a sense of Facebook’s classified...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/24/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Buoyed by Federal Covid Aid, Big Hospital Chains Buy Up Competitors.  Billions of dollars in Covid aid cushioned financial losses caused by the pandemic at some of the nation’s largest hospital chains. But those bailouts also helped sustain the big chains’ spending sprees as they expanded even more...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/17/21

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Bipartisan U.S. bill to raise merger fees for big deals passes Senate panel.  A bill to increase the fees that companies planning the biggest mergers pay to government antitrust agencies and to give those agencies bigger budgets passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday on a voice vote. The bill -...

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