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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/12/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Japan's FTC investigating Apple over pressure on parts makers: Mainichi. Japan’s Fair Trade Commission is investigating Apple Inc over its pressure on Japanese parts makers and whether it abused its power in violation of antimonopoly rules, the Mainichi newspaper reported on Tuesday. The investigation...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/15/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: source.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc. this week over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, a source familiar with the situation...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/8/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. judge blocks Qualcomm effort to put antitrust ruling on hold.  A U.S. judge on Wednesday ruled against Qualcomm Inc.’s effort to block the implementation of a sweeping antitrust ruling against it as the mobile chip supplier pursues an appeal that could take more than a year to wind through the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/1/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU antitrust regulators to investigate Broadcom, seek interim measures.  EU antitrust regulators opened on Wednesday an investigation into whether chipmaker Broadcom uses exclusivity restrictions to block rivals. The European Commission also said it plans to impose interim measures related to the TV and...

States Take Charge In Seeking to Block Merger of T-Mobile and Sprint

Posted  06/25/19
By James J. Kovacs
The unusual effort by more than a dozen state attorneys general to stop T-Mobile’s acquisition of its rival Sprint is perhaps most noteworthy for the antitrust enforcer that is not in the courtroom—the U.S. Department of Justice. As he was scheduling trial for October 7, 2019, United States District Court Judge Victor Marrero said what was on everyone’s mind:  “The elephant not in the room is the Justice...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/24/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. FTC objects to Qualcomm submission of Apple documents in antitrust case.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday objected to a move by mobile chip supplier Qualcomm Inc. to introduce internal Apple Inc. documents in its fight to stop the enforcement of a May antitrust ruling. On Tuesday, Qualcomm...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/17/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. States Sue to Stop $26.5 Billion Sprint-T-Mobile Deal.  A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better networks...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/10/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Developers sue Apple over App Store practices.  Two app developers on Tuesday sued Apple Inc over its App Store practices, making claims similar to those in a lawsuit brought by consumers that the U.S. Supreme Court recently allowed to proceed. California-based app developer Donald R. Cameron and...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/3/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Justice Dept. Explores Google Antitrust Case.  The Justice Department is exploring whether to open a case against Google for potential antitrust violations, three people with knowledge of the deliberations said Friday. In 2013, the Federal Trade Commission investigated how Google arranges search results....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/28/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Qualcomm Violated Antitrust Laws, U.S. Judge Rules.  Qualcomm abused its position as a giant of the semiconductor industry to harm competition and overcharge cellphone makers, a federal judge has ruled, striking at the heart of the company’s business and sending shock waves through the smartphone...
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