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The Antitrust Week in Review

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...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/28/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. F.T.C. is Said to Investigate Claims that Google Used Android to Promote Its Products.  Google’s world wide regulatory problems are coming back home to the U.S.  The Federal Trade Commission has started investigating complaints that Google unfairly uses its Android mobile operating system to bolster...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/21/15
Justice department seeks more information on Aetna, Humana deal.  The U.S. Department of Justice is asking health insurer Aetna Inc. for more information about its pending $37 billion acquisition of Humana Inc.  The Justice Department's "second request" will delay by 30 days the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart–Scott–Rodino antitrust act, Aetna said in a regulatory filing.  Aetna's offer to buy...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/14/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Banks to Settle With Investors in Suit Over Financial Crisis.  Twelve of the largest banks in the world are apparently on the verge of paying $1.865 billion to settle accusations that they illegally conspired to control a derivatives market that stood at the center of the financial crisis.  The banks...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/8/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. judge approves $415 million settlement in tech worker lawsuit.  U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has granted final approval to a $415 million settlement of the high profile antitrust class action in which workers accused Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley companies of conspiring to hold down...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/31/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Google rebuts Europe on antitrust charges.  Google is denying claims from the European Union’s top antitrust official that it favored some of its own search results over those of rivals, saying there was significant competition in the region’s online search market and that the company’s services...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/24/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Microsoft files antitrust suit against InterDigital in patent feud.  Microsoft is alleging that InterDigital has violated U.S. antitrust law by failing to keep its promise to fairly license technology considered essential to mobile phone communications.  Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/17/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. FTC offers first-ever guidance on 'unfair competition.'  The Federal Trade Commission has released unprecedented guidance on what constitutes "unfair competition," but has stopped short of offering the level of detail long sought by businesses.  The guidance is actually the first attempt by the FTC to...

The Antitrust Week in Review

Posted  08/10/15
U.S. hospitals urge DOJ antitrust probe of Anthem-Cigna deal.  U.S. hospitals are urging antitrust regulators to consider whether health insurer Anthem’s planned acquisition of rival Cigna would boost healthcare costs.  In a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, the American Hospital Association, the hospital industry's largest lobbying group, said combining the No. 1 and No. 5 health insurers threatens to...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/3/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Two major hospital systems might be merging.  Continuing the trend in healthcare-provider consolidation, Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health announced Friday that they had signed a letter of intent to merge. The health systems cautioned that they were only in the “very early stages” of...
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