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The Antitrust Week in Review

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/13/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Formal Charges May Be Next in Europe’s Google Antitrust Inquiry.  Although Europe’s antitrust investigation of Google has dragged on without a settlement for nearly five years, the internet giant’s breathing room may soon come to an end.  Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s antitrust chief,...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/6/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Antitrust and Other Inquiries in Europe Target U.S. Tech Giants.  European antitrust regulators are intensifying their scrutiny of giant American tech companies.  Not only is the European Union antitrust investigation into Google heating up, but additional European countries are looking into Facebook’s...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/30/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Amex to Ask for Stay of Ruling Prohibiting Merchants From Promoting Other Cards.  American Express has announced that it will be seeking a stay of a ruling that could ban the company’s longstanding practice of prohibiting merchants from encouraging customers to pay with lower-cost cards.  Judge Nicholas...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/23/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Take Google to Court, Staff Report Urged F.T.C.  The Federal Trade Commission is facing renewed questions about its handling of its antitrust investigation into Google, after documents revealed that an internal report had recommended stronger action.  The 2012 report, from the FTC’s bureau of...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/16/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. Is Seeking Billions From Global Banks in Currency Manipulation Settlement.  The U.S. Department of Justice is putting a price tag of about $1 billion each on potential settlements that it is trying to reach with global banks that it is investigating for manipulation of currency markets, according to...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/9/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. SolarCity Sues Arizona Utility For Antitrust Violations.  SolarCity, a San Mateo based solar company filed a lawsuit in federal court in Arizona alleging that the Salt River Project, a utility based in Arizona, violated antitrust laws.  SolarCity is alleging that the utility has sabotaged the ability of...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/2/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. Asks If Comcast, Time Warner Cable Restricted Video Deals.  Federal regulators vetting Comcast Corp.’s proposal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. want to know if the cable giants tried to restrict Walt Disney Co. and other entertainment providers from offering programs to rival online video outlets. ...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/23/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. American Express Violated Antitrust Laws, Judge Rules.  In a 150-page opinion, Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled that American Express’s practice of prohibiting any merchant that accepts its cards from encouraging customers to pay with...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/16/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. China Hits Qualcomm With Fine.  Qualcomm has agreed to pay a $975 million fine for violating China’s antimonopoly law.  As part of the deal, Qualcomm has also agreed to lower its royalty rates on patents used in China for high-speed wireless data, which will help smartphone makers in China. Expedia to...

The Antitrust Week in Review

Posted  02/8/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Staples and Office Depot Say a Merger Will Keep Them Competitive.  Staples and Office Depot are hoping to convince antitrust regulators that their $6.3 billion merger should be approved because the office supply world’s a different place from what it was in 1997, when their previous attempt to combine...
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