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The Antitrust Week in Review

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...

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...
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