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The Antitrust Week in Review

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/20/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Federal Trade Commission Withdraws Vertical Merger Guidelines and Commentary.  The Federal Trade Commission voted to withdraw its approval of the Vertical Merger Guidelines, issued jointly with the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the FTC’s Vertical Merger Commentary. The FTC stated that the guidance...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/13/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. lawmakers say decision in Apple/Epic fight shows need to update laws.  U.S. lawmakers determined to tighten antitrust laws said on Friday that a judge's decision giving only a partial victory to "Fortnite" creator Epic Games in its fight with Apple Inc was further evidence of the need for new laws...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/8/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Is it time for the class action plaintiffs’ bar to skirt the 1st Circuit?  Here’s a tip for class action defendants in New England and Puerto Rico: If you credibly threaten to turn your case into a series of mini-trials over class membership, you can probably beat class certification. That’s the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/30/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. FTC urges judge to unwind $7.1 bln Illumina-Grail merger.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday said it seeks to unwind life science company Illumina Inc's $7.1 billion acquisition of Grail Inc, alleging it would harm innovation and boost prices. FTC senior counsel Susan Musser said in her...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/24/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. Revives Facebook Suit, Adding Details to Back Claim of a Monopoly.  The Federal Trade Commission took new aim at Facebook on Thursday, beefing up its accusations that the company was a monopoly that illegally crushed competition, in an attempt to overcome the skepticism of a federal judge who threw...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/16/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Biden's antitrust crackdown adds to anxiety of merger investors.  U.S. President Joe Biden's tougher regulatory stance on big corporate mergers has fueled a rise in investor bets on some deals not being completed, threatening to push the brakes on a record-setting dealmaking boom. Spreads between deal...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/9/21

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

U.S. antitrust enforcer says merger wave means slower vetting.  A huge increase in the number of mergers coming before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for antitrust reviews is limiting its ability to investigate deals in a timely fashion, the FTC said on Tuesday. The agency, which works with the Justice...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/2/21

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

New York, other states to fight dismissal of antitrust lawsuit against Facebook.  New York and other U.S. states filed a notice on Wednesday saying they will fight the dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit that they launched against Facebook Inc in an appeals court. In June, a U.S. judge dismissed federal and...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/26/21

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

The F.T.C. votes to use its leverage to make it easier for consumers to repair their phones.  The Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to push harder for the right of consumers to repair devices like smartphones, home appliances, cars and even farm equipment, arguing that large...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/19/21

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

Analysis: Dealmakers see M&A rush, then chills, in Biden's antitrust crackdown.  Dealmakers expect a new wave of transformative U.S. mergers and acquisitions (M&A), as companies rush to complete deals before President Joe Biden's antitrust push takes shape, to be followed by a slowdown when regulators...

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