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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/8/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Bill allowing U.S. to sue OPEC drawing renewed interest. With oil prices hitting fresh four-year highs, long-dormant proposals to allow the United States to sue OPEC nations are getting a fresh look in Congress, though they were once considered a longshot to becoming law. A U.S. Senate subcommittee on Wednesday will...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/1/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Aetna, seeking antitrust nod, sells Medicare drug business to WellCare.  Health insurer Aetna Inc  said on Thursday it will sell its standalone Medicare prescription drug plan business to WellCare Health Plans Inc as it seeks U.S. antitrust approval for a planned acquisition by CVS Health Corp. The $69 billion CVS-Aetna deal...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/24/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Visa, Mastercard reach $6.2 billion settlement over card-swipe fees.  Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc., and a number of U.S. banks on Tuesday agreed to pay $6.2 billion to settle a long-running lawsuit brought by merchants over the fees they pay when they accept card payments. Visa and Mastercard previously reached a $7.25...

The Antitrust Week in Review

Posted  09/17/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Trump's antitrust enforcer considers shifting up a gear.  The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, which stops mergers it believes will push up prices, signaled Thursday he was willing to consider tougher enforcement, a move that could affect high profile big tech companies but also energy producers, drug makers and a...

The Antitrust Week in Review

Posted  09/10/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Apple’s Takeover of Shazam Is Cleared by European Regulators.  European authorities on Thursday cleared Apple’s acquisition of the popular song-recognition app Shazam, after months of study into whether the deal would give the iPhone maker an unfair advantage over rival streaming music services like Spotify. Apple said in December that it...

The Antitrust Week in Review

Posted  08/27/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Apple to gain unconditional EU approval for Shazam buy: sources.  Apple is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for its planned acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The deal, announced in December last year, would help the iPhone maker better...

The Antitrust Week in Review

Posted  08/6/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. court allows release of bench transcripts in AT&T merger fight.  An appeals court that is hearing the U.S. Justice Department’s fight with AT&T over its merger with Time Warner agreed on Friday to allow the release of transcripts of bench conferences that the public was unable to listen in on...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/23/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. E.U. Fines Google $5.1 Billion in Android Antitrust Case.  European authorities fined Google a record $5.1 billion on Wednesday for abusing its power in the mobile phone market and ordered the company to alter its practices, in one of the most aggressive regulatory actions against American technology giants and one that...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/16/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU Google decision delayed to next week, source says, as Trump visits.  EU antitrust regulators have postponed to next week a finding against Google’s Android mobile operating system, a person familiar with the matter said, avoiding any clash with a visit to Brussels by U.S. President Donald Trump. The European Commission...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/2/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Supreme Court Sides With American Express on Merchant Fees.  American Express did not violate the antitrust laws by insisting in its contracts with merchants that they do nothing to encourage patrons to use other cards, the Supreme Court ruled last week. The decision has implications not only for what one brief...
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