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The Antitrust Week in Review

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...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/9/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Under Pressure: Facebook Faces Antitrust Probes.  Facebook has barely shaken off a record $5 billion fine by U.S. regulators over its privacy practices, but it already faces new investigations — not to mention ongoing ones — into potential antitrust violations and other issues. Now, a group of state...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/3/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. appeals court revives aluminum antitrust cases vs Goldman, JPMorgan, Glencore. A federal appeals court revived lawsuits by aluminum purchasers that accused Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, mining company Glencore and other companies of conspiring to drive up prices for the metal by reducing supply. In...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/26/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Writers Union Says Talent Agents Are Violating Antitrust Law.  The Writers Guild of America filed claims last week in federal court alleging the entertainment industry's biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering laws, the latest move in a long and heated battle between those...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/19/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. How Facebook Is Changing to Deal With Scrutiny of Its Power. Senator Elizabeth Warren has called for the breakup of big tech companies like Facebook. Regulators have opened investigations into Facebook’s power in social networking. Even one of Facebook’s own founders has laid out a case for why the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/12/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Japan's FTC investigating Apple over pressure on parts makers: Mainichi. Japan’s Fair Trade Commission is investigating Apple Inc over its pressure on Japanese parts makers and whether it abused its power in violation of antimonopoly rules, the Mainichi newspaper reported on Tuesday. The investigation...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/15/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: source.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc. this week over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, a source familiar with the situation...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/8/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. judge blocks Qualcomm effort to put antitrust ruling on hold.  A U.S. judge on Wednesday ruled against Qualcomm Inc.’s effort to block the implementation of a sweeping antitrust ruling against it as the mobile chip supplier pursues an appeal that could take more than a year to wind through the...
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