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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/29/20

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

Facebook Loses Antitrust Decision in Germany Over Data Collection.  In a decision that could further embolden European governments to take on large tech platforms, Germany’s top court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook had abused its dominance in social media to illegally harvest data about its users. The...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/22/20

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

Apple’s App Store Draws Antitrust Scrutiny in European Union.  Apple’s App Store helped usher in the smartphone economy, leading to the birth of now-ubiquitous services such as Instagram, Uber and Candy Crush, and providing a transformative new way for people to shop from their phones. But for...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/15/20

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

EU antitrust regulators reinforce case against Teva pay-for-delay deals.  EU antitrust enforcers, boosted by recent court victories, on Monday reinforced their case against Israeli drugmaker Teva over its deal with rival Cephalon to delay selling a generic version of its sleep disorder drug modafinil....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/1/20

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

EU's Vestager denies making Lufthansa bailout more difficult.  EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager denied on Friday that she was putting hurdles in the way of Lufthansa’s $10 billion government rescue, saying companies getting big capital injections from the state have to offset their competitive...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/26/20

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

Uber customer claims company won price-fixing suit because arbitrator was scared.  An Uber customer on Friday asked a Manhattan federal judge to overturn an arbitration win for the company in a price-fixing case, arguing that the arbitrator only ruled in Uber’s favor because he was scared. Spencer Meyer...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/11/20

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

11 Attorneys General Seek Probe Into Meatpacking Industry.  The attorneys general for 11 Midwestern states urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to pursue a federal investigation into market concentration and potential price fixing by meatpackers in the cattle industry during the coronavirus pandemic. In...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/4/20

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

Warren, Ocasio-Cortez want to stop many company mergers during coronavirus pandemic.  Two of the most popular Democrats, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, said on Tuesday they would introduce legislation to stop many mergers while the United States struggles economically...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/27/20

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

Key U.S. lawmaker pushes for a ban on mergers until coronavirus pandemic ends.  The chair of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel on Thursday called for a moratorium on mergers in the next coronavirus stimulus package and a ban on deals that are not directly related to companies about to fail....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/20/20

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

U.S. regulators warn companies against collusion to limit essential workers' wages.  The two U.S. antitrust enforcers said that they would be keeping a sharp eye on companies to ensure that they do not seek to exploit nurses, doctors, store clerks and others working despite the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Universities May Incur Antitrust Liability Acting Jointly in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted  04/17/20
By Ethan E. Litwin, J. Wyatt Fore
The upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced virtually every company and institution engaged in commercial transactions to re-evaluate and drastically alter its business practices.  While they are wise to do so, they would also be wise to remember that their susceptibility to the commercial effects of the pandemic offers no immunity from antitrust enforcement where companies have entered into...
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