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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  09/10/18
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  09/4/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Big banks win dismissal in U.S. of bond rigging lawsuit.  A U.S. judge has dismissed an antitrust lawsuit by investors that accused nine big banks of rigging the roughly $9 trillion government agency bond market from 2005 to 2015. In a decision made public on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos...

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  08/13/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Beer drinkers lose U.S. appeal over Anheuser-SABMiller merger.  A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected an antitrust challenge by 23 beer drinkers to Anheuser-Busch InBev SA’s (ABI.BR) $107 billion purchase in 2016 of SABMiller Plc, which they claimed would thwart competition and raise prices in the U.S. beer market. The 9th...

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  07/30/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Several banks dismissed from U.S. metals price-fixing lawsuits.  A U.S. judge has dismissed five large banks from two antitrust lawsuits by investors alleging multi-year conspiracies to rig prices for hundreds of billions of dollars of transactions in the global silver and gold markets. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni threw out all...

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  07/9/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Tech Giants Win a Battle Over Copyright Rules in Europe.  It’s a fight nearly as old as the internet. On one side are news organizations, broadcasters and music companies that want to control how their content spreads across the web, and to be paid more for it. On the other are...

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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