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The Antitrust Week in Review

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/8/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Facebook Faces New Antitrust Lawsuit.  Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, downloaded a popular new app, Phhhoto, on Aug. 8, 2014, and took a selfie. Other Facebook executives and product managers soon followed suit. The social network then made overtures to integrate Phhhoto. But the interest...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/1/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. A Big Tech critic moves closer to leading the Justice Department’s antitrust division.  A Senate committee on Thursday approved a critic of the tech giants to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division, sending his nomination to the full Senate for a final vote. The Senate Judiciary Committee...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/25/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Epic Games opposes Apple's effort to pause antitrust trial orders.  "Fortnite" creator Epic Games on Friday opposed Apple Inc's efforts to put on hold orders handed down in an antitrust trial as a potentially lengthy appeals process plays out. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in September struck down some of...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/19/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. DOJ defends realtor probe despite since-withdrawn settlement.  The U.S. Justice Department is arguing in Washington, D.C., federal court that it should be allowed to press its antitrust investigation of National Association of Realtors (NAR) policies and practices despite an earlier, but since withdrawn,...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/11/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Apple to face EU antitrust charge over NFC chip – sources.  Apple will be hit with an EU antitrust charge over its NFC chip technology, people familiar with the matter said, a move that puts it at risk of a possible hefty fine and could force it to open its mobile payment system to rivals. The iPhone...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/4/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. antitrust official says competition in labor markets a top concern.  The U.S. Justice Department's acting head of its Antitrust Division said on Friday that labor markets were a top priority for enforcement efforts, indicating a shift toward issues set by the White House's executive order on...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/20/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Federal Trade Commission Withdraws Vertical Merger Guidelines and Commentary.  The Federal Trade Commission voted to withdraw its approval of the Vertical Merger Guidelines, issued jointly with the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the FTC’s Vertical Merger Commentary. The FTC stated that the guidance...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/13/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. lawmakers say decision in Apple/Epic fight shows need to update laws.  U.S. lawmakers determined to tighten antitrust laws said on Friday that a judge's decision giving only a partial victory to "Fortnite" creator Epic Games in its fight with Apple Inc was further evidence of the need for new laws...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/8/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Is it time for the class action plaintiffs’ bar to skirt the 1st Circuit?  Here’s a tip for class action defendants in New England and Puerto Rico: If you credibly threaten to turn your case into a series of mini-trials over class membership, you can probably beat class certification. That’s the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/30/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. FTC urges judge to unwind $7.1 bln Illumina-Grail merger.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday said it seeks to unwind life science company Illumina Inc's $7.1 billion acquisition of Grail Inc, alleging it would harm innovation and boost prices. FTC senior counsel Susan Musser said in her...
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