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German High Court Slams Facebook’s Data Collection Practices As It Reinstates Order

Posted  07/2/20
By J. Wyatt Fore
In a landmark ruling, Germany’s highest civil court criticized Facebook for allegedly abusing its “dominant market position on the social network market” as it reinstated an order by the Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) restraining Facebook’s data collection practices. The Federal Court of Justice reversed an appellate court’s preliminary suspension of the order restraining Facebook, pending full...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/29/20

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

Facebook Loses Antitrust Decision in Germany Over Data Collection.  In a decision that could further embolden European governments to take on large tech platforms, Germany’s top court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook had abused its dominance in social media to illegally harvest data about its users. The...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/22/20

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

Apple’s App Store Draws Antitrust Scrutiny in European Union.  Apple’s App Store helped usher in the smartphone economy, leading to the birth of now-ubiquitous services such as Instagram, Uber and Candy Crush, and providing a transformative new way for people to shop from their phones. But for...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/15/20

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

EU antitrust regulators reinforce case against Teva pay-for-delay deals.  EU antitrust enforcers, boosted by recent court victories, on Monday reinforced their case against Israeli drugmaker Teva over its deal with rival Cephalon to delay selling a generic version of its sleep disorder drug modafinil....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/8/20

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

EU seeks feedback on new antitrust power to investigate companies.  EU regulators are seeking feedback about a possible new power to investigate businesses and demand changes even when no competition rules have been broken, in a move aimed at stopping companies from abusing their dominance. The prospective...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/1/20

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

EU's Vestager denies making Lufthansa bailout more difficult.  EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager denied on Friday that she was putting hurdles in the way of Lufthansa’s $10 billion government rescue, saying companies getting big capital injections from the state have to offset their competitive...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/26/20

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

Uber customer claims company won price-fixing suit because arbitrator was scared.  An Uber customer on Friday asked a Manhattan federal judge to overturn an arbitration win for the company in a price-fixing case, arguing that the arbitrator only ruled in Uber’s favor because he was scared. Spencer Meyer...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/18/20

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

Facebook is quietly helping to set up a new pro-tech advocacy group to battle Washington.  Facebook is working behind the scenes to help launch a new political advocacy group that would combat U.S. lawmakers and regulators trying to rein in the tech industry, escalating Silicon Valley’s war with...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/11/20

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

11 Attorneys General Seek Probe Into Meatpacking Industry.  The attorneys general for 11 Midwestern states urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to pursue a federal investigation into market concentration and potential price fixing by meatpackers in the cattle industry during the coronavirus pandemic. In...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/4/20

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

Warren, Ocasio-Cortez want to stop many company mergers during coronavirus pandemic.  Two of the most popular Democrats, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, said on Tuesday they would introduce legislation to stop many mergers while the United States struggles economically...

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