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The Antitrust Week in Review

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/31/23
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   Ticketmaster Cast as a Powerful ‘Monopoly’ at Senate Hearing.  Live Nation Entertainment, the concert industry giant that owns Ticketmaster, came under withering attack during a Senate Judiciary hearing, with committee members from both parties criticizing it for the botched sale of tickets to...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/27/23
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Microsoft loses bid to pause gamers' lawsuit over Activision deal.  A U.S. judge in California turned down Microsoft Corp's bid to freeze a private consumer antitrust lawsuit over the company's $69 billion deal to acquire "Call of Duty" maker Activision Blizzard Inc while a related regulatory challenge...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/19/23
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   Microsoft faces EU antitrust warning over Activision deal – sources.  Microsoft is likely to receive an EU antitrust warning about its $69 billion bid for "Call of Duty" maker Activision Blizzard, people familiar with the matter said, that could pose another challenge to completing the deal. The...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/11/23
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   U.S. Moves to Bar Noncompete Agreements in Labor Contracts.  In a far-reaching move that could raise wages and increase competition among businesses, the Federal Trade Commission unveiled a rule that would block companies from limiting their employees’ ability to work for a rival. The proposed...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/13/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   Meta battles U.S. antitrust agency over future of virtual reality.  The Biden administration accused Meta Platforms Inc of trying to buy its way to dominance in the metaverse, kicking off a high-profile trial to try to prevent the Facebook parent from buying virtual reality app developer Within Inc....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/6/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Spotify CEO renews attack on Apple after Musk's salvo.  Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek renewed his attack on Apple in a series of tweets alleging the iPhone maker "gives itself every advantage while at the same time stifling innovation and hurting consumers." Ek tagged a number of sympathetic business leaders...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/30/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   FTC likely to file lawsuit to block Microsoft bid for Activision -Politico.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is likely to file an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft Corp's $69 billion takeover bid for video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc, Politico reported, citing people familiar with...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/16/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   McDonald's should face lawsuit over no-poach pacts, says Biden admin.  The Biden administration has urged a U.S. appeals court to revive claims that McDonald's Corp violated federal antitrust law by requiring franchisees to agree not to hire away employees from corporate-owned stores. The U.S....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/8/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   Judge Blocks a Merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster.  A federal judge blocked a bid by Penguin Random House, the biggest book publisher in the United States, to buy one of its main rivals, Simon & Schuster, in a significant victory for the Biden administration, which is trying to...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/1/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   EU renews order for Illumina to keep Grail as separate entity.  EU antitrust regulators on Friday renewed interim measures ordering U.S. life sciences company Illumina to keep Grail as a separate entity pending an order to unwind the takeover completed before the deal had been approved. The interim...
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