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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/18/23
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   U.S. Supreme Court empowers bids to curb authority of federal agencies.  The U.S. Supreme Court made it easier to challenge the regulatory power of federal agencies in two important rulings backing Axon Enterprise Inc's bid to sue the Federal Trade Commission and a Texas accountant's gripe with the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/11/23
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   F.T.C. Orders Gene-Sequencing Company Illumina to Divest Acquisition.  The Federal Trade Commission ordered Illumina, the leading maker of gene-sequencing machines, to divest Grail, a cancer-test developer. The move by the F.T.C. is the latest development in a case seen by antitrust experts as a...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/4/23
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   U.S. real estate brokerages must face home sellers’ class action over commissions.  A federal judge in Chicago ruled that home sellers accusing the National Association of Realtors and a group of real estate brokerages of conspiring to inflate commission rates can move forward as a class action....

Antitrust Matters Episode 12: First, Do No Harm. Does the Business of Hospitals Follow this Creed?

Posted  03/28/23
Antitrust Matters provides engaging and timely conversations about competition policy in the digital age. Antitrust has always mattered to consumers and businesses, and to antitrust lawyers and economists, but today it also is in the political and public discourse more than ever. From the prices we pay for food, travel, financial services, payments to the way we interact daily using digital apps and platforms,...

The Antitrust Week in Review

Posted  03/28/23
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. rejects JetBlue, Spirit exemption request, citing lawsuit.  The U.S. Transportation Department denied an exemption request by JetBlue and Spirit to operate under common ownership, citing the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit filed this month seeking to block the deal. JetBlue's planned $3.8...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/21/23
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   Tesla hit with 'right to repair' antitrust class actions.  Tesla Inc has been sued in a pair of proposed antitrust class actions accusing the company of unlawfully curbing competition for maintenance and replacement parts for its electric vehicles, forcing owners to pay more and wait longer for...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/8/23
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   EU's Vestager says scrutiny of competition in metaverse already needed.  The metaverse, shared virtual worlds accessible via the Internet, is the next digital market to attract regulatory scrutiny, EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager. The metaverse has come into sharper focus since Facebook...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/28/23
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. preparing antitrust suit to block Adobe plan to buy Figma -Bloomberg News.  The U.S. Justice Department is preparing an antitrust lawsuit to block software maker Adobe Inc's $20 billion bid for cloud-based designer platform Figma, Bloomberg News reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/22/23
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   $3.7 bln UK mass action against Facebook over market dominance rejected - for now.  Facebook on Monday temporarily fought off a collective lawsuit valued at up to 3 billion pounds ($3.7 billion) over allegations the social media giant abused its dominant position to monetise users' personal data....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/14/23
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   FTC withdraws from adjudication in fight with Meta over Within deal.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which lost a fight in court over whether Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc could buy VR content maker Within, has decided to withdraw the matter from its in-house adjudication. An FTC...
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