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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....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/17/20

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

U.S. appeals court reverses antitrust ruling against Qualcomm.  A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling against chip supplier Qualcomm Inc. in an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals also vacated an injunction that would...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/10/20

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

U.S. judge ends decades-old movie theater rules governing Hollywood.  A federal judge on Friday granted the U.S. government’s request to immediately end the Paramount Decrees, a set of antitrust rules from the late 1940s and early 1950s that ended Hollywood’s monopoly on producing, distributing and...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/3/20

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

Facebook sues EU antitrust regulator for excessive data requests.  Facebook is suing EU antitrust regulators for seeking information beyond what is necessary, including highly personal details, for their investigations into the company’s data and marketplace, the U.S. social media group said. Facebook...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/27/20

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

House panel reschedules Big Tech CEO hearing for Wednesday.  A congressional hearing on digital marketplace competition featuring the chief executives of four of the largest American tech companies has been rescheduled for Wednesday, a House subcommittee said on Saturday.  The CEOs of Facebook,...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/20/20

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

FTC considering deposing top Facebook executives in antitrust probe: WSJ.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering taking sworn testimony from Facebook Inc.’s top executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg as a part of its probe into whether the company has engaged in unlawful monopolistic...

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