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The Antitrust Week in Review

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/6/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Spotify CEO renews attack on Apple after Musk's salvo.  Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek renewed his attack on Apple in a series of tweets alleging the iPhone maker "gives itself every advantage while at the same time stifling innovation and hurting consumers." Ek tagged a number of sympathetic business leaders...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/30/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   FTC likely to file lawsuit to block Microsoft bid for Activision -Politico.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is likely to file an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft Corp's $69 billion takeover bid for video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc, Politico reported, citing people familiar with...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/16/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   McDonald's should face lawsuit over no-poach pacts, says Biden admin.  The Biden administration has urged a U.S. appeals court to revive claims that McDonald's Corp violated federal antitrust law by requiring franchisees to agree not to hire away employees from corporate-owned stores. The U.S....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/8/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   Judge Blocks a Merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster.  A federal judge blocked a bid by Penguin Random House, the biggest book publisher in the United States, to buy one of its main rivals, Simon & Schuster, in a significant victory for the Biden administration, which is trying to...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/1/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   EU renews order for Illumina to keep Grail as separate entity.  EU antitrust regulators on Friday renewed interim measures ordering U.S. life sciences company Illumina to keep Grail as a separate entity pending an order to unwind the takeover completed before the deal had been approved. The interim...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/25/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   U.S. says seven board directors resigned under antitrust pressure.  Seven directors on the boards of five companies have resigned because of the U.S. Justice Department's concerns over the directors holding similar board positions at rival companies, the department said. Three directors resigned...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/18/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   U.S. grocer Kroger carts away Albertsons for $25 billion but faces antitrust test.  Kroger Co snapped up Albertsons Cos Inc in a $25 billion deal on Friday, creating a U.S. grocery behemoth to better compete with leader Walmart Inc on prices while bracing for potential antitrust roadblocks. The mega...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/5/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. House approves merger antitrust bill giving states more muscle.  The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would sharply raise fees for antitrust reviews of the biggest mergers and strengthen state attorneys general in antitrust fights. The bipartisan bill, which has yet to...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/9/22
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.   Justice Dept. and Penguin Random House’s sparring over merger has begun.  A federal judge began a trial that will decide whether Penguin Random House is allowed to buy Simon & Schuster, a case that could significantly affect the book publishing industry and that will test the Biden...
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