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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/19/20

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

Pilgrim’s Pride to Pay $110 Million to Settle Charges of Fixing Chicken Prices.  Pilgrim’s Pride, one of the largest poultry producers in the United States, said on Wednesday that it would pay $110.5 million to settle federal charges that it had helped fix prices and then passed on higher costs for...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/12/20

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

Microsoft Says App Stores Should Be More Competitive.  Microsoft said on Thursday that it would give developers more control in its app store, providing a sharp contrast to Apple, which is facing growing pressure for its firm grip on its App Store.  Microsoft said it was adopting 10 “principles” for...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/5/20

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

Big Companies Are Starting to Swallow the World.  The next six months could witness one of the biggest consolidations of corporate power in the United States in almost a century, yet a variety of legal and economic factors may leave the federal government unable to stop it.  The essence of the problem is...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/28/20

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

U.S. FTC moves for rehearing of Qualcomm antitrust defeat.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday filed a motion to rehear an antitrust lawsuit it lost on appeal against chip firm Qualcomm Inc. The regulator asked the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for an “en banc” hearing before an 11-judge...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/21/20
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Spotify criticizes new Apple services bundle on antitrust grounds.  Streaming music firm Spotify Technology SA SPOT.N on Tuesday criticized rival Apple Inc AAPL.O, saying that a new subscription bundle offer from the iPhone maker abuses its dominant market position by favoring its own Apple Music...

New York Could Lead the Nation Into 21st Century Antitrust Enforcement

Posted  09/16/20
By Grant Petrosyan
By Grant Petrosyan New York is on the verge of revamping state antitrust enforcement to tackle competition issues of the 21st Century. On September 14, 2020, the Consumer Protection Committee of the New York State Senate held a virtual antitrust hearing regarding Senate Bill S8700, which is known as the “Twenty-First Century Anti-Trust Act.”  The proposed legislation, which, New York State Senator Michael...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/14/20
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. SoftBank Said to Be Near Deal to Sell British Chip Designer Arm.  SoftBank is near a deal to sell the British chip designer Arm to Nvidia, two people briefed on the matter said on Saturday, which would raise billions for the Japanese technology investor and create a powerhouse in the semiconductor...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/8/20

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

FIFA Is Warned That Banning Top Games in U.S. May Breach Antitrust Laws.  For more than five years, the United States Department of Justice has pursued a corruption case against the highest levels of international soccer, charging dozens of the sport’s senior officials with crimes like money laundering...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/31/20

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

In Bid for TikTok, Microsoft Flexes Its Power in Washington.  Microsoft’s quiet pursuit to buy TikTok suddenly appeared dead a month ago, when President Trump said he wanted to ban the popular social media app for national security reasons. So Brad Smith, the tech giant’s president, went to work. He...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/24/20

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

Mark Zuckerberg Questioned Under Oath in F.T.C. Antitrust Inquiry.  Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, answered questions under oath on multiple days this week as part of the Federal Trade Commission’s inquiry into whether the company broke antitrust laws, the company said on Thursday....

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