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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/9/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Under Pressure: Facebook Faces Antitrust Probes.  Facebook has barely shaken off a record $5 billion fine by U.S. regulators over its privacy practices, but it already faces new investigations — not to mention ongoing ones — into potential antitrust violations and other issues. Now, a group of state...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/3/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. appeals court revives aluminum antitrust cases vs Goldman, JPMorgan, Glencore. A federal appeals court revived lawsuits by aluminum purchasers that accused Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, mining company Glencore and other companies of conspiring to drive up prices for the metal by reducing supply. In...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/26/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Writers Union Says Talent Agents Are Violating Antitrust Law.  The Writers Guild of America filed claims last week in federal court alleging the entertainment industry's biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering laws, the latest move in a long and heated battle between those...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/19/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. How Facebook Is Changing to Deal With Scrutiny of Its Power. Senator Elizabeth Warren has called for the breakup of big tech companies like Facebook. Regulators have opened investigations into Facebook’s power in social networking. Even one of Facebook’s own founders has laid out a case for why the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/12/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Japan's FTC investigating Apple over pressure on parts makers: Mainichi. Japan’s Fair Trade Commission is investigating Apple Inc over its pressure on Japanese parts makers and whether it abused its power in violation of antimonopoly rules, the Mainichi newspaper reported on Tuesday. The investigation...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/15/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: source.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc. this week over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, a source familiar with the situation...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/8/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. judge blocks Qualcomm effort to put antitrust ruling on hold.  A U.S. judge on Wednesday ruled against Qualcomm Inc.’s effort to block the implementation of a sweeping antitrust ruling against it as the mobile chip supplier pursues an appeal that could take more than a year to wind through the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/1/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU antitrust regulators to investigate Broadcom, seek interim measures.  EU antitrust regulators opened on Wednesday an investigation into whether chipmaker Broadcom uses exclusivity restrictions to block rivals. The European Commission also said it plans to impose interim measures related to the TV and...

Seven Constantine Cannon Attorneys Named as 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Posted  06/28/19
Constantine Cannon is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys in Northern California and Washington, D.C. have been named to the 2019 Super Lawyers annual lists.  Attorneys were also selected to the “Rising Stars” lists in California and Washington, D.C.

States Take Charge In Seeking to Block Merger of T-Mobile and Sprint

Posted  06/25/19
By James J. Kovacs
The unusual effort by more than a dozen state attorneys general to stop T-Mobile’s acquisition of its rival Sprint is perhaps most noteworthy for the antitrust enforcer that is not in the courtroom—the U.S. Department of Justice. As he was scheduling trial for October 7, 2019, United States District Court Judge Victor Marrero said what was on everyone’s mind:  “The elephant not in the room is the Justice...
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