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The Antitrust Week in Review

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/3/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. American Express Can Stop Merchants From Steering Clients to Other Cards.  American Express will be able to prevent businesses from pushing customers toward competing credit cards after all.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that American Express could stop merchants that accept...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/26/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. China Vitamin C Price-Fixing Verdict Voided by U.S. Appeals Court.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday threw out a $147.8 million price-fixing verdict against two Chinese companies that were accused of conspiring to raise prices and lower supply of vitamin C sold to U.S....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/19/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU says widespread use of geoblocking may breach antitrust rules.  European Union antitrust regulators said on Thursday they may take action against online and electronic retailers restricting cross-border sales within the bloc but only on a case-by-case basis.  Following a year-long investigation into...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/12/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. New York Attorney General Launches Antitrust Probe of Mylan's EpiPen Contracts.  New York state's attorney general on Tuesday opened an investigation into pharmaceuticals giant Mylan, focused on its contracts with local school systems to buy its lifesaving EpiPens.  The skyrocketing price of those...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/6/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. sues to stop Deere from buying Precision Planting.  The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Wednesday aimed at stopping Deere & Co from buying Monsanto Co's Precision Planting farm equipment business.  The Justice Department said the proposed deal would mean higher prices for farmers who want...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/29/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Mylan May Have Violated Antitrust Law in Its EpiPen Sales to Schools.  Schools across the country keep EpiPens in their nurses’ offices in case a student has a severe allergic reaction.  For years, Mylan Pharmaceuticals has been selling the devices to schools at a discounted price, giving them a break...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/22/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. senator expresses concern about ag tech mergers.  Two major mergers in agricultural technology and seeds could hurt competition in the industry and make it harder for smaller companies to compete, Senator Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote in a letter on Wednesday sent...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/15/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. South Korea says investigating whether Google broke antitrust laws.  South Korea's antitrust regulator said on Friday it is looking into whether Google has violated the country's anticompetition laws, acknowledging formal scrutiny of the global internet search company for the first time.  The Korea Fair...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/8/16
Amazon Japan raided on suspicion of antitrust practices: Nikkei. Japan's Fair Trade Commission has raided the office of Amazon Japan on suspicion of pressuring retailers to offer products on more favorable conditions than on rival sites, the Nikkei business daily reported on Monday. The paper did not say when the raid took place. Amazon Japan is suspected of imposing conditions on retailers such as forcing them to...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/1/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Uber Can’t Force Arbitration Over Pricing Antitrust Claim.  Uber Technologies Inc. can’t require a Connecticut customer accusing the company of price-fixing to resolve the fight in arbitration, a federal judge ruled in one of several cases challenging the ride-hailing company’s efforts to steer...
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