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The Antitrust Week in Review

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/18/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Visa discloses FTC probe on debit transactions.  Visa Inc. on Thursday said the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has initiated an inquiry into whether the payments processor’s actions prohibited merchants from using other debit payment networks. Bloomberg Law reported on Wednesday the regulator was...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/11/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. Justice Dept sets up anti-price collusion 'strike force.'  The Justice Department said on Tuesday it had created a strike force that will identify and prosecute companies that fix prices or collude to push up the cost of billions of dollars’ worth of U.S. government purchases. The announcement...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/4/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Facebook in EU antitrust crosshairs, online marketplace now under scrutiny. Facebook’s online marketplace has attracted scrutiny from EU antitrust regulators who are seeking details about its role vis-a-vis rivals in online classified ads, a questionnaire seen by Reuters showed. Launched in 2016,...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/28/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. 47 Attorneys General Back Antitrust Probe Into Facebook.  Facebook's latest foes: nearly every U.S. state. A state-level antitrust investigation into the social networking giant now has the backing of a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general, New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday. The...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/21/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Sutter Health to Settle Antitrust Lawsuit.  A tentative settlement was announced on Wednesday in a case against Sutter Health, the sprawling hospital system in Northern California accused of anti-competitive behavior, just as the trial was to begin. The class-action lawsuit, which was brought by the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/14/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. State attorney general group probing Facebook could expand to 40: source.  An estimated 40 U.S. state attorneys general will participate in a probe of Facebook Inc, a source said, suggesting many more states want allegations of anticompetitive practices at the social media company investigated. The probe...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/7/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Exclusive: Antitrust probers in Congress ask Spotify to detail alleged Apple abuses – sources.  U.S. lawmakers have requested information from Apple critic Spotify as part of an antitrust probe, according to two sources briefed on the investigation into allegations the iPhone maker engages in...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/30/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. Justice Department to open Facebook antitrust investigation: source.  The U.S. Justice Department will open an antitrust investigation of Facebook Inc., a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, marking the fourth recent antitrust probe of the social media company.  Facebook also faces...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/23/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Trial Approaching in California Hospital Antitrust Case.  Spurred in part by former President Barack Obama's health care law, hospitals across the country have merged to form massive medical systems in the belief it would simplify the process for patients. But a simpler bill doesn't always guarantee a...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/16/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. House panel to review DOJ automaker antitrust probe.  The U.S. House Judiciary Committee plans to hold hearings and seek documents into the Justice Department’s decision to open an antitrust investigation into four major automakers’ voluntary agreement with California to adopt compromise vehicle...
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