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The Antitrust Week in Review

Posted  08/20/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Apple accused of pressuring game rivals in Japan: Nikkei.  Japanese regulators are investigating Apple Inc over allegations it unfairly pressured Yahoo Japan Corp to slow the expansion of its online games platform, which competes with Apple’s App Store, Japanese media reported on Thursday. The Fair Trade Commission is looking at whether...

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  09/25/17
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Google offers to treat rivals equally via auction –sources.  Google has offered to display rival comparison shopping sites via an auction, as it aims to stave off further EU antitrust fines, four people familiar with the matter said.  Google is under pressure to come up with a big initiative to level...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/22/17
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU Fines Facebook 110 mln euros over WhatsApp deal.  European Union antitrust regulators fined Facebook 110 million euros ($122 million) on Thursday for giving misleading information during a vetting of its deal to acquire messaging service WhatsApp in 2014.  Calling it a "proportionate and deterrent fine," the European Commission, which acts...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/1/17
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following U.S. Appeals Court Blocks Anthem Bid to Merge with Rival Cigna.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday blocked health insurer Anthem Inc.'s bid to merge with Cigna, upholding a lower court's decision that the $54 billion deal should not be allowed because it would lead to...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/24/17
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Anthem Denies Report of Talks with Justice Dept.Regarding Merger.  Health insurer Anthem Inc. denied a report on Thursday that it was in negotiations with the Justice Department in an effort to save its merger with smaller rival Cigna Corp.  The companies are awaiting a decision from a federal appeals court, which...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/27/17
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Should SCOTUS Review Nixed $7.2 Billion Credit-Card Antitrust Settlement?  Depending on which side you believe, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejected the biggest antitrust class action settlement in history last June, the appeals court either: drastically misread U.S. Supreme Court precedent in a way that will...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/20/17
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Anthem Sues Cigna to Block Termination of Merger.  Anthem on Wednesday won a temporary restraining order that blocks smaller rival Cigna from officially terminating their proposed $54 billion merger, a transaction already rejected by U.S. antitrust regulators.  The deal would have created the largest U.S. health insurer.  Rivals Aetna and Humana...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/9/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Cigna Says Anthem Deal Could Close in 2017; Anthem Sticks to 2016.  Health insurer Cigna Corp, which announced plans to be bought by larger Anthem Inc 10 months ago, on Friday said the deal may close in 2017 rather than 2016 due to the complexity of the regulatory process, according to...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/4/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following: RadioShack Antitrust Lawsuit: Sony, Samsung, Toshiba And Others Accused Of Illegal Price-Fixing Conspiracy.  The liquidation trustee for the former retail giant RadioShack is accusing five of the world’s largest consumer electronics companies of illegally conspiring to create an intricate price-fixing scheme that artificially inflated the cost of optical disk drives, a...
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