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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/1/21

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

Facebook Said to Consider Suing Apple Over App Store Practices.  Facebook has considered filing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, two people familiar with the deliberations said, a move that could escalate tensions between two of the world’s most powerful technology companies. Facebook executives...

Health and Dental Insurers Lose Long-Standing Antitrust Immunity with Passage of the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act

Posted  01/25/21
By Grant Petrosyan
This past year has been very eventful for antitrust. While most of the focus has been on Big Tech, such as the recent lawsuits against Facebook, other developments also deserve attention. One such development is the end of antitrust immunity for health and dental insurers under the recent amendment to the McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1011-1015. The McCarran-Ferguson Act, in part, provided an...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/25/21

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

U.S. FTC names Rebecca Slaughter acting chair of the agency.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday that Rebecca Kelly Slaughter had been designated the acting chair of the agency. The outgoing chairman, Joseph Simons, said on Tuesday that he would resign effective Jan. 29, along with members...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/18/21

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

Biden should expand antitrust cases, break up tech companies, high-profile group says.  The Biden administration should expand antitrust cases against Alphabet’s Google and Facebook and encourage breaking up companies, according to a group whose founder is working with the president-elect’s transition...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/11/21

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

N.C.A.A. President Seeks Delay on Vote to Let Students Profit From Fame.  The N.C.A.A., confronted with new scrutiny from the Justice Department, on Saturday all but abandoned plans for votes in the coming days that could have allowed student-athletes to profit off their fame, assuredly inflaming a debate...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/4/21

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

Ticketmaster pays $10 million criminal fine for invading rival's computers.  Ticketmaster LLC will pay a $10 million criminal fine to avoid prosecution on U.S. charges it repeatedly accessed the computer systems of a rival whose assets its parent Live Nation Entertainment Inc later purchased. The fine is...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/21/20

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

Supreme Court to Rule on N.C.A.A. Limits on Paying College Athletes.  The Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday to decide whether the N.C.A.A. had violated federal antitrust laws by restricting what college athletes could be paid.  In May, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/14/20

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

Facebook antitrust cases assigned to U.S. judges named by Obama.  Lawsuits filed against Facebook Inc. by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and nearly every U.S. state on Wednesday were assigned to two U.S. judges in Washington appointed by former President Barack Obama, federal court records released...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/7/20

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

Justice Dept. Suit Says Facebook Discriminates Against U.S. Workers.  The Justice Department sued Facebook on Thursday, accusing it of being un-American by favoring foreign workers with visas over those from the United States, in a new push against tech companies in the waning days of the Trump...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/30/20

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

EU plans easier access to generics in potential blow to big drugmakers.  The European Commission wants to make it easier for patients to access cheaper, generic medicines, a draft EU document seen by Reuters shows, in a move that could cut the revenues of big pharmaceutical firms.  The EU executive...

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