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The Antitrust Week in Review

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/4/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following: RadioShack Antitrust Lawsuit: Sony, Samsung, Toshiba And Others Accused Of Illegal Price-Fixing Conspiracy.  The liquidation trustee for the former retail giant RadioShack is accusing five of the world’s largest consumer electronics companies of illegally conspiring to create an intricate price-fixing...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/28/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Staples says U.S. regulators' complaint against merger is "misguided."  Staples is accusing federal regulators of applying antitrust laws in a "misguided" way to try to block its $6.3 billion merger with smaller office supply retailer Office Depot.  Staples charged in a court filing that the Federal...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/21/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. American Express can enforce anti-steering rules: court.  American Express can once again enforce its rules prohibiting merchants from steering customers to other credit cards after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit temporarily lifted an earlier court order on Friday.  The Court of Appeals...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/14/15
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Dow, DuPont Set $130 Billion Megamerger, Could Spark More Deals.  Chemical giants DuPont and Dow Chemical Co have agreed to combine in an all-stock merger valued at $130 billion in a first step toward breaking up into three separate businesses, a move that pleased activist investors and could trigger more...

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...
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