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AT&T’s $1.95 Billion Sale of its Telecommunications Assets in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands May be Only the Tip of the Iceberg

Posted  12/7/20
By Paulette Rodríguez López
Last month the U.S. Department of Justice entered into a consent judgment approving AT&T’s sale of its wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to Liberty Latin America Ltd. for $1.95 billion.  Coming on the heels of several other divestitures by AT&T in the past few months, this transaction—while sizable—may be dwarfed by additional anticipated sales by the media and...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/7/20

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

Justice Dept. Suit Says Facebook Discriminates Against U.S. Workers.  The Justice Department sued Facebook on Thursday, accusing it of being un-American by favoring foreign workers with visas over those from the United States, in a new push against tech companies in the waning days of the Trump...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/30/20

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

EU plans easier access to generics in potential blow to big drugmakers.  The European Commission wants to make it easier for patients to access cheaper, generic medicines, a draft EU document seen by Reuters shows, in a move that could cut the revenues of big pharmaceutical firms.  The EU executive...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/23/20

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

Facebook probe in final stages as FTC, U.S. states prepare lawsuits.  The Federal Trade Commission and a bipartisan group of dozens of state attorneys general are in the final stages of filing one or more major antitrust complaints against Facebook Inc. FB.O in early December, according to four sources...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/16/20

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

U.S. needs tougher antitrust enforcement: Biden transition team expert.  The United States should increase enforcement of antitrust laws as part of a general attack on social ills, Bill Baer, who is on President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), said on Thursday. ...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/9/20

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

EU antitrust chief does not see breakup of tech giants: paper.  Splitting up large tech companies such as Google and Facebook will not be necessary, Europe’s antitrust chief was quoted as saying. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is due to announce new draft rules for the digital...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/2/20

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

Online giants will have to open ad archives to EU antitrust regulators.  Dominant tech companies will have to explain how their algorithms work under proposed new EU rules and also open up their ad archives to regulators and researchers, Europe’s digital and antitrust chief said on Friday.  The move is...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/26/20

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

F.T.C. Decision on Pursuing Facebook Antitrust Case Is Said to Be Near.  The Federal Trade Commission is moving closer to a decision about filing an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook for its market power in social networking, according to two people with knowledge of the agency’s talks.  The five...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/19/20

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

Pilgrim’s Pride to Pay $110 Million to Settle Charges of Fixing Chicken Prices.  Pilgrim’s Pride, one of the largest poultry producers in the United States, said on Wednesday that it would pay $110.5 million to settle federal charges that it had helped fix prices and then passed on higher costs for...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/12/20

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

Microsoft Says App Stores Should Be More Competitive.  Microsoft said on Thursday that it would give developers more control in its app store, providing a sharp contrast to Apple, which is facing growing pressure for its firm grip on its App Store.  Microsoft said it was adopting 10 “principles” for...

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