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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...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/15/21

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

Exclusive: EU's Vestager warns Apple to treat all apps equally amid privacy dispute.  Europe’s antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, has warned Apple Inc to give equal treatment to all apps on its platform amid the iPhone maker’s privacy changes that have drawn charges of anti-competitive practices from...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/8/21

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

U.S. antitrust agencies temporarily suspend practice of early terminations.  The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, which determine if mergers are legal, will temporarily suspend the practice of granting early terminations for mergers, the agency said Thursday. With...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/1/21

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

Facebook Said to Consider Suing Apple Over App Store Practices.  Facebook has considered filing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, two people familiar with the deliberations said, a move that could escalate tensions between two of the world’s most powerful technology companies. Facebook executives...

Health and Dental Insurers Lose Long-Standing Antitrust Immunity with Passage of the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act

Posted  01/25/21
By Grant Petrosyan
This past year has been very eventful for antitrust. While most of the focus has been on Big Tech, such as the recent lawsuits against Facebook, other developments also deserve attention. One such development is the end of antitrust immunity for health and dental insurers under the recent amendment to the McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1011-1015. The McCarran-Ferguson Act, in part, provided an...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/25/21

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

U.S. FTC names Rebecca Slaughter acting chair of the agency.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday that Rebecca Kelly Slaughter had been designated the acting chair of the agency. The outgoing chairman, Joseph Simons, said on Tuesday that he would resign effective Jan. 29, along with members...

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...
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