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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/18/21

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

Biden should expand antitrust cases, break up tech companies, high-profile group says.  The Biden administration should expand antitrust cases against Alphabet’s Google and Facebook and encourage breaking up companies, according to a group whose founder is working with the president-elect’s transition...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/11/21

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

N.C.A.A. President Seeks Delay on Vote to Let Students Profit From Fame.  The N.C.A.A., confronted with new scrutiny from the Justice Department, on Saturday all but abandoned plans for votes in the coming days that could have allowed student-athletes to profit off their fame, assuredly inflaming a debate...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/4/21

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

Ticketmaster pays $10 million criminal fine for invading rival's computers.  Ticketmaster LLC will pay a $10 million criminal fine to avoid prosecution on U.S. charges it repeatedly accessed the computer systems of a rival whose assets its parent Live Nation Entertainment Inc later purchased. The fine is...

The Antitrust Week in Review

Posted  12/28/20
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Fiat Chrysler, PSA win EU antitrust okay for $38 billion merger.  Fiat Chrysler and French rival PSA gained EU antitrust approval for their $38 billion merger to create the world’s No.4 carmaker after pledging to boost Japanese rival Toyota Motor. The two carmakers are looking to the deal to help them...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/21/20

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

Supreme Court to Rule on N.C.A.A. Limits on Paying College Athletes.  The Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday to decide whether the N.C.A.A. had violated federal antitrust laws by restricting what college athletes could be paid.  In May, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/14/20

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

Facebook antitrust cases assigned to U.S. judges named by Obama.  Lawsuits filed against Facebook Inc. by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and nearly every U.S. state on Wednesday were assigned to two U.S. judges in Washington appointed by former President Barack Obama, federal court records released...

AT&T’s $1.95 Billion Sale of its Telecommunications Assets in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands May be Only the Tip of the Iceberg

Posted  12/7/20
By Paulette Rodríguez López
Last month the U.S. Department of Justice entered into a consent judgment approving AT&T’s sale of its wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to Liberty Latin America Ltd. for $1.95 billion.  Coming on the heels of several other divestitures by AT&T in the past few months, this transaction—while sizable—may be dwarfed by additional anticipated sales by the media and...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/7/20

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

Justice Dept. Suit Says Facebook Discriminates Against U.S. Workers.  The Justice Department sued Facebook on Thursday, accusing it of being un-American by favoring foreign workers with visas over those from the United States, in a new push against tech companies in the waning days of the Trump...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/30/20

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

EU plans easier access to generics in potential blow to big drugmakers.  The European Commission wants to make it easier for patients to access cheaper, generic medicines, a draft EU document seen by Reuters shows, in a move that could cut the revenues of big pharmaceutical firms.  The EU executive...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/23/20

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

Facebook probe in final stages as FTC, U.S. states prepare lawsuits.  The Federal Trade Commission and a bipartisan group of dozens of state attorneys general are in the final stages of filing one or more major antitrust complaints against Facebook Inc. FB.O in early December, according to four sources...

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