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The Antitrust Week in Review

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/12/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   Bidding War for Spirit Could Undercut Power of Four Big Airlines.  When the dust settled on a big round of airline consolidation nearly a decade ago, four large companies came to dominate the industry. A new merger scramble could challenge that cozy arrangement. A brewing fight over the future of...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/5/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   U.S. drops price-fixing charges against chicken executives after mistrials.  The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal court in Denver to drop price-fixing charges filed against five executives of chicken producing companies after two mistrials in the case focused on competition in the $65 billion...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/29/22

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

 

U.S. antitrust regulators seek more data from Activision, Microsoft on planned deal.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sought additional data from Activision Blizzard Inc and Microsoft Corp related to the antitrust review of their deal, the games developer said in a regulatory filing. Microsoft in...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/22/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   Microsoft faces EU antitrust complaint about its cloud computing business.  U.S. tech giant Microsoft is facing an antitrust complaint filed by three European rivals in the booming cloud computing business, one the plaintiffs said. The complaint, filed with the European Union's competition watchdog...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/8/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   Viatris Agrees to Settle EpiPen Antitrust Litigation for $264 Million.  Viatris, the drugmaker previously known as Mylan, announced that it had agreed to pay $264 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged the company was involved in an illegal scheme to monopolize the market for...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/1/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   U.S., Meta spar over date of antitrust trial.  U.S. regulators and Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) are at odds over when to start a high-profile antitrust trial, with the Federal Trade Commission proposing December 2023 and the Facebook parent company asking for more time. According to a joint filing in...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/22/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   U.S. antitrust enforcer, FBI announce effort to deter, identify collusion.  The U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Division and the FBI announced an initiative to detect and prosecute companies that take advantage of supply chain disruptions to collude with rivals in order to raise prices. The...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/16/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   Microsoft starts a charm offensive to push through its Activision deal.  Microsoft kicked off a charm offensive in Washington to gain government approval for its $70 billion deal to buy the video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it would not give preferential treatment to its own games in...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/7/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   EU antitrust regulators halt Illumina, Grail probe again, await data.  EU antitrust regulators have temporarily paused their investigation into U.S. life sciences company Illumina bid for $8 billion cash-and-stock takeover of Grail while waiting for the companies to provide details. This is the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/1/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. Justice antitrust chief says he'll seek to stop deals not settle.  The new head of the Justice Department Antitrust Division, Jonathan Kanter, said the government should seek to stop proposed mergers which pose anticompetitive concerns rather than striking deals for asset sales or other concessions...
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