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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/12/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. Justice Department, AT&T spar over merger in final pre-trial documents.  The U.S. Justice Department and AT&T Inc. on Friday presented starkly different futures for online video if the wireless and pay-TV giant is allowed to buy Time Warner Inc., as they laid out their cases for a blockbuster antitrust trial. ...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/5/18
U.S. Supreme Court Liberals Skeptical of American Express Merchant Fees.  Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices sharply questioned American Express over its policy of forbidding merchants from encouraging customers to use rival credit cards with lower fees, a practice that some states and the Trump administration have concluded violates federal antitrust law.  The high court heard about an hour of arguments in an appeal by the states, led by Ohio, of...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/26/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. AT&T Loses Bid to Obtain White House Call Logs.  A federal judge blocked AT&T’s move to obtain communication logs between the Justice Department and the White House on Tuesday, hampering the phone giant’s argument that politics played a role in the government’s decision to halt a merger with Time Warner.  Judge...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/20/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. files complaint against three biggest dental supply firms. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Monday it had filed a complaint against the three largest U.S. dental supply companies, saying they had broken antitrust law. The FTC said that Benco Dental Supply, Henry Schein Inc. and Patterson Companies had conspired...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/12/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU regulators to examine Apple buy of UK music discovery app Shazam.  EU antitrust regulators will examine iPhone maker Apple’s acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam following a request from seven European countries.  Apple has said that Shazam, an app that lets users identify songs by pointing a smart phone...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/5/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. agencies probe Apple over slowing iPhones: Bloomberg.  The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether Apple Inc. violated securities laws concerning its disclosures that it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.  “We have received questions from some government agencies and...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/29/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. E.U. Fines Qualcomm $1.2 Billion Over Apple Deal.  European antitrust officials hammered Qualcomm with a $1.2 billion fine on Wednesday, saying the American chip maker, whose technology underpins much of the world’s mobile phone industry, had abused its dominant market position to squeeze out competitors. The penalty of 997 million euros...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/22/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. FTC investigating Broadcom for antitrust practices.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom Ltd. engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, the company said on Wednesday.  The investigation comes as Broadcom pursues a hostile takeover of Qualcomm in a $103 billion deal.  Since the FTC would likely...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/16/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Live Nation Settles Suit With Ticketing Start-Up, Buying Its Assets.  Two years ago, Songkick, a ticketing start-up that operated out of a loft in Brooklyn, filed an antitrust suit against Live Nation Entertainment, the colossus of the concert business.  The David-and-Goliath suit included accusations of abuse of market power by Live...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/8/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Southwest Airlines Settles Suit but Denies Colluding to Keep Ticket Prices High.  A federal judge has approved a $15 million settlement between Southwest Airlines and members of a class-action lawsuit who allege that the company, along with three other airlines, conspired to limit the number of seats available to customers and...
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