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The Antitrust Week in Review

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/16/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   Microsoft starts a charm offensive to push through its Activision deal.  Microsoft kicked off a charm offensive in Washington to gain government approval for its $70 billion deal to buy the video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it would not give preferential treatment to its own games in...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/7/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   EU antitrust regulators halt Illumina, Grail probe again, await data.  EU antitrust regulators have temporarily paused their investigation into U.S. life sciences company Illumina bid for $8 billion cash-and-stock takeover of Grail while waiting for the companies to provide details. This is the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/1/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. Justice antitrust chief says he'll seek to stop deals not settle.  The new head of the Justice Department Antitrust Division, Jonathan Kanter, said the government should seek to stop proposed mergers which pose anticompetitive concerns rather than striking deals for asset sales or other concessions...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/25/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. antitrust enforcers plan to toughen merger guidelines.  U.S. antitrust enforcers announced plans to rewrite merger guidelines in order to better fight illegal deals. The U.S. Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission issued a joint statement saying U.S. industries had become increasingly...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/18/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. White House encouraged by rejection of Facebook request to dismiss antitrust lawsuit.  The White House said it was encouraged by a U.S. judge's decision not to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust lawsuit against Facebook. "Certainly we are encouraged by the district court's decision", White...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/11/22

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Biden unveils plan to boost competition in U.S. meat industry.  President Biden has announced that the United States will issue new rules and $1 billion in funding this year to support independent meat processors and ranchers as part of a plan to address a lack of “meaningful competition” in the meat...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/4/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. appeals court revives Libor-rigging claims against banks.  A U.S. appeals court revived litigation accusing a slew of large banks of conspiring to rig the Libor interest rate benchmark, including during the 2008 financial crisis, to boost profits at investors' expense and make the banks appear...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/28/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. As Prices Rise, Biden Turns to Antitrust Enforcers.  As rising inflation threatens his presidency, President Biden is turning to the federal government’s antitrust authorities to try to tame red-hot price increases that his administration believes are partly driven by a lack of corporate competition....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/21/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Penguin Random House Defends Effort to Buy Simon & Schuster.  Penguin Random House, the largest book publisher in the United States, said in a court filing that its plan to buy a competitor, Simon & Schuster, would be a boon for the industry, benefiting authors, booksellers and readers. However, the U.S....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/14/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Apple can delay changes to App Store rules, appeals court says.  A federal appeals court delivered a last-minute reprieve to Apple, agreeing to the company’s request to delay a legal order requiring it to make policy changes to its App Store that could help app developers circumvent what they say are...
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