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The Antitrust Week in Review

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/22/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Anthem Makes $47 Billion Offer for Rival Cigna.  One of the biggest health insurers in the United States, Anthem, has revealed that it is offering to buy rival Cigna for more than $47 billion in cash and stock.  The move is the latest step toward an expected consolidation among health insurance...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/15/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Apple Music and Labels Investigated in 2 States.  The attorneys general of New York and Connecticut have been investigating Apple’s negotiations with music companies for possible antitrust violations.  The attorneys general wanted to know whether Apple pressured the music labels — or whether the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/8/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Antitrust Scrutiny for 3 Big U.S. Theater Chains.  A federal investigation into whether the big movie theater chains are misusing their market clout to keep new films away from independent competitors is gaining steam.  Cinemark Holdings, the nation’s third-largest movie theater operator, disclosed in a...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/1/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Teva Settles Cephalon Generics Case With F.T.C. for $1.2 Billion.  The Federal Trade Commission has announced that its seven-year lawsuit against Cephalon, now owned by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, would be settled for $1.2 billion, the largest amount ever secured by the competition watchdog.  The...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/26/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Charter Said to Be Near Deal to Buy Time Warner Cable.  Following on the heels of Comcast’s failed bid to buy Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications has struck a deal to buy Time Warner, an acquisition that would create a powerhouse in the consolidating American cable and broadband industry. ...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/18/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. 5 Big Banks Expected to Plead Guilty to Felony Charges, but Punishments May Be Tempered.  The U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to announce that Barclays, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and the Royal Bank of Scotland will collectively pay several billion dollars and plead guilty to criminal antitrust...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/11/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. E.U. Commission Opens Antitrust Inquiry Into E-Commerce Sector.  European antitrust officials have opened an investigation into whether large technology companies are impeding competition in online shopping, the latest in a string of inquiries in Europe focused on the web’s biggest players.  According...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/4/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. American Express told it cannot enforce anti-steering rules against merchants.  Merchants unhappy with the fees American Express charges them may steer customers toward less expensive cards without fearing retaliation from the credit card company, Judge Nicholas Garaufis ruled in federal court in...

Antitrust Week in Review

Posted  04/27/15
Comcast drops Time Warner Cable bid after antitrust pressure.  Comcast has abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable after U.S. regulators raised concerns that the deal would give Comcast an unfair advantage in the cable TV and Internet-based services market.  The proposed deal had been attacked by politicians, media company executives and consumer and industry groups, who worried it would create a...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/20/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Europe Challenges Google, Seeing Violations of Its Antitrust Law.  The European Union has formally accused Google of abusing its dominance in web searches, bringing charges that could limit the giant American tech company’s moneymaking prowess.  These are the first antitrust charges asserted against...
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