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The Antitrust Week in Review

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/7/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Senate calls hearing in Anheuser-Busch InBev mega beer deal.  Anheuser-Busch InBev's bid to buy its biggest rival, SABMiller, will be the subject of a U.S. Senate hearing this week.  AB InBev, whose takeover of SABMiller would be one of the largest mergers in corporate history, announced last month that...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/30/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. probing Comcast's role in 'spot' cable ad sales market.  The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether Comcast Corp, the biggest U.S. cable TV provider, is blocking competition in cable advertising sales, according to a source.  The DOJ’s Antitrust Division reportedly has sent civil...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/23/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Consumers lose U.S. appeal over credit card arbitration clauses.  The credit card industry won a big legal victory as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit  rejected claims by a group of consumers that big issuers colluded to require that disputes be settled in arbitration rather than through...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/16/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Consumer coalition forms to fight health insurance mergers.  Two U.S. consumer groups have formed a coalition with New York labor unions to press antitrust regulators to oppose big insurance mergers that would cut the number of nationwide for-profit health insurers from five to three.  The Coalition to...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/9/15
Google says an EU antitrust fine would be 'inappropriate.'  Google is hitting back at European Union antitrust regulators' threats of a hefty fine, saying this would be inappropriate because of the unusual nature of the case and its willingness to settle the case with concessions last year.  In its reply to the European Commission's charge sheet, the world's most popular search engine also criticized regulators for...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/2/15
Apple Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Toss e-Books Antitrust Decision.  Apple is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that found the iPad maker conspired with five publishers to increase e-book prices.  Apple is seeking review of the June ruling that favored the U.S. Department of Justice and found the company liable for engaging in a conspiracy that...

The Antitrust Week in Review

Posted  10/26/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Clinton Questions Plans for Health Insurers to Merge.  Hillary Clinton is indicating the antitrust approach a new Clinton administration may take with her recent comments that two major health insurers preparing multibillion dollar acquisitions could tip "the balance of power" too far away from...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/20/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Deutsche Telekom Said to Weigh New Antitrust Complaint Against Google.  Deutsche Telekom, the German telecom company, is expected to file a formal antitrust complaint against Google’s Android mobile software with European competition authorities in the coming weeks, according to sources.  Deutsche...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/12/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Apple 'own worst enemy,' U.S. antitrust monitor says in report. Apple’s antitrust compliance program has improved, but the company continues to throw up roadblocks to a court-appointed monitor overseeing the program, the monitor reported to a federal judge. Michael Bromwich, who was assigned to monitor...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/5/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Court Strikes Down Payments to College Athletes. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the N.C.A.A. may restrict colleges from compensating athletes beyond the cost of attendance, handing the college sports establishment a victory in its fight against athletes’ rights. The...
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