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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/4/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Top U.S. antitrust official uncertain of need for four wireless carriers.  The head of the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division, Makan Delrahim, declined on Friday to support the Obama administration’s firm backing of the need for four U.S. wireless carriers. Asked about T-Mobile’s plan to buy Sprint for $26 billion, Delrahim...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/29/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU antitrust official sees more scrutiny for Facebook, others.  Facebook and other tech giants may attract more regulatory scrutiny in future because of their market power, a senior EU antitrust official said. Tommaso Valletti, chief economist at the European Commission’s competition unit, rejected calls by some - especially in the United...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/14/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU antitrust regulators to rule on Comcast, sky deal by June 15.  EU antitrust regulators will rule on U.S. cable operator Comcast’s 22-billion-pound ($30 billion) bid for British pay-TV company Sky by June 15, the European Commission said on Tuesday.  The world’s biggest entertainment company is competing with Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/7/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Sprint, T-Mobile Have to Sell $26.5B Deal to Antitrust Cops.  To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T.  The deal announced Sunday would combine the nation's third- and fourth-largest...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/30/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S.-China trade fight reaches top American court in antitrust case.  President Donald Trump’s trade fight with China moved inside the white marble walls of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, where lawyers for both countries faced off over whether Chinese companies can be held liable for violating U.S. antitrust laws.  The...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/23/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. DOJ Looks Into How AT&T, Verizon Handle Defecting Customers. The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless carriers. The companies confirmed the inquiry in separate statements late Friday in response to a report in...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/16/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU carries out antitrust raid at firms dealing with sports media rights.  EU investigators carried out unannounced inspections on Tuesday at the offices of firms linked to the broadcasting of sports events in several member states over concerns they may have violated EU antitrust rules, the European Commission said.  It said...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/9/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Judge Lets Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Suit Move Ahead.  A court is allowing antitrust litigation against health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield to proceed.  U.S. District Judge David Proctor of Birmingham, Alabama, in a ruling late Thursday refused to accept the insurer's claim that it's a single entity operating across...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/2/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU antitrust chief keeps open threat to break up Google: report.  The European Union holds “grave suspicions” about the dominance of internet giant Google and has not ruled out breaking it up, according to a warning by the EU’s antitrust chief, Britain’s Telegraph reported.  European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager reckons...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/26/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. AT&T Would Use Time Warner as a ‘Weapon,’ Justice Dept. Says.  The much-watched antitrust trial between the Justice Department and AT&T began on Thursday, with opening statements that presented starkly different visions for how the company’s blockbuster merger with Time Warner would fit into a media industry upturned by the internet. ...
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