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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/19/21

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

4th Circuit revives antitrust claims against Actelion over Tracleer pricing.  The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday revived a proposed class action against Janssen’s Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd accusing the company of extending its patent monopoly on its pulmonary artery hypertension drug...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/13/21

Facebook purchase of Kustomer may face EU antitrust scrutiny.  Facebook’s acquisition of customer service startup Kustomer may be subjected to European Union antitrust scrutiny after Austria asked EU enforcers to take over the task, the European Commission said on Tuesday. The move comes as the EU competition regulator girds up to vet more tech, pharma and biotech startup deals, sending a warning about so-called...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/6/21

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

U.S. trade regulator will not appeal Qualcomm case to Supreme Court.  The Federal Trade Commission said it would not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review its appeals court loss against Qualcomm Inc, which the agency had accused of breaking antitrust law in selling chips for smartphones. In October, the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/29/21

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

NCAA takes on student-athletes in U.S. Supreme Court compensation dispute.  As the annual U.S. ritual of the “March Madness” college basketball tournament unfolds, the Supreme Court is poised to hear the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s bid to preserve its limits on education-related...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/22/21

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

U.S. Justice Department probing Visa over debit practices.  The Justice Department is looking at Visa Inc’s debit practices, the company said on Friday, after reports the United States was investigating whether the credit card company uses anticompetitive practices in the debit-card market. “The U.S....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/15/21

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

U.S. lawmakers discuss antitrust exemption for media.  Lawmakers heard testimony on Friday over whether a bill aimed at helping news outlets negotiate with tech platforms was an appropriate way to help the struggling industry, including discussion of whether it should be restricted to smaller news...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/8/21

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

Biden adds Big Tech critic Tim Wu to his economic staff.  President Joe Biden on Friday rounded out his White House staff with a top adviser who has advocated for breaking up Big Tech companies along with a host of new appointments focused on COVID-19, criminal justice and the U.S. economy. The White House...

The Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act: A First Step in the Right Direction

Posted  03/3/21
By Grant Petrosyan
Congress has become active in revitalizing antitrust enforcement in recent months, from repealing antitrust immunity for health and dental insurers to considering legislation to beef up antitrust enforcement. This renewed interest in antitrust enforcement led Congress on December 8, 2020, to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2019 (the “Act”), which is the first federal statute to afford...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/1/21

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

What Happens When a Publisher Becomes a Megapublisher?  When Penguin Random House said last year that it planned to buy Simon & Schuster for more than $2 billion, the entire publishing industry snapped to attention. The merger of two of the largest publishers in the United States — Penguin Random House...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/22/21

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

Exclusive: Facebook and Google could lose bargaining power under upcoming U.S. bill to help news outlets.  Bipartisan members of Congress plan to introduce a bill in coming weeks to make it easier for smaller news organizations to negotiate with Big Tech platforms, said Rep. Ken Buck, the top Republican on...

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