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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/23/20

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

Facebook probe in final stages as FTC, U.S. states prepare lawsuits.  The Federal Trade Commission and a bipartisan group of dozens of state attorneys general are in the final stages of filing one or more major antitrust complaints against Facebook Inc. FB.O in early December, according to four sources...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/16/20

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

U.S. needs tougher antitrust enforcement: Biden transition team expert.  The United States should increase enforcement of antitrust laws as part of a general attack on social ills, Bill Baer, who is on President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), said on Thursday. ...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/9/20

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

EU antitrust chief does not see breakup of tech giants: paper.  Splitting up large tech companies such as Google and Facebook will not be necessary, Europe’s antitrust chief was quoted as saying. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is due to announce new draft rules for the digital...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/2/20

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

Online giants will have to open ad archives to EU antitrust regulators.  Dominant tech companies will have to explain how their algorithms work under proposed new EU rules and also open up their ad archives to regulators and researchers, Europe’s digital and antitrust chief said on Friday.  The move is...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/26/20

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

F.T.C. Decision on Pursuing Facebook Antitrust Case Is Said to Be Near.  The Federal Trade Commission is moving closer to a decision about filing an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook for its market power in social networking, according to two people with knowledge of the agency’s talks.  The five...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/19/20

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

Pilgrim’s Pride to Pay $110 Million to Settle Charges of Fixing Chicken Prices.  Pilgrim’s Pride, one of the largest poultry producers in the United States, said on Wednesday that it would pay $110.5 million to settle federal charges that it had helped fix prices and then passed on higher costs for...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/12/20

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

Microsoft Says App Stores Should Be More Competitive.  Microsoft said on Thursday that it would give developers more control in its app store, providing a sharp contrast to Apple, which is facing growing pressure for its firm grip on its App Store.  Microsoft said it was adopting 10 “principles” for...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/5/20

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

Big Companies Are Starting to Swallow the World.  The next six months could witness one of the biggest consolidations of corporate power in the United States in almost a century, yet a variety of legal and economic factors may leave the federal government unable to stop it.  The essence of the problem is...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/28/20

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

U.S. FTC moves for rehearing of Qualcomm antitrust defeat.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday filed a motion to rehear an antitrust lawsuit it lost on appeal against chip firm Qualcomm Inc. The regulator asked the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for an “en banc” hearing before an 11-judge...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/8/20

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

FIFA Is Warned That Banning Top Games in U.S. May Breach Antitrust Laws.  For more than five years, the United States Department of Justice has pursued a corruption case against the highest levels of international soccer, charging dozens of the sport’s senior officials with crimes like money laundering...

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