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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/21/20
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Facebook sued in U.S. federal court for alleged anticompetitive conduct.  Four companies sued Facebook Inc. in U.S. federal court on Thursday for alleged anticompetitive conduct, saying the social network inappropriately revoked developer access to its platform in order to harm prospective competitors....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/16/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. F.T.C. Is Said to Consider an Injunction Against Facebook.  The Federal Trade Commission is considering seeking a preliminary injunction against Facebook to prevent the social network from integrating several of its messaging services, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. The agency...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/9/19
Facebook in EU antitrust crosshairs over data collection.  EU antitrust regulators are investigating how Facebook collects and monetizes its data, the European Commission said, opening a second front on top of an existing probe into the social media giant’s online marketplace. “These investigations concern the way data is gathered, processed, used and monetized including for advertising purposes,” the EU...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/11/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. Justice Dept sets up anti-price collusion 'strike force.'  The Justice Department said on Tuesday it had created a strike force that will identify and prosecute companies that fix prices or collude to push up the cost of billions of dollars’ worth of U.S. government purchases. The announcement...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  11/4/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Facebook in EU antitrust crosshairs, online marketplace now under scrutiny. Facebook’s online marketplace has attracted scrutiny from EU antitrust regulators who are seeking details about its role vis-a-vis rivals in online classified ads, a questionnaire seen by Reuters showed. Launched in 2016,...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/21/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Sutter Health to Settle Antitrust Lawsuit.  A tentative settlement was announced on Wednesday in a case against Sutter Health, the sprawling hospital system in Northern California accused of anti-competitive behavior, just as the trial was to begin. The class-action lawsuit, which was brought by the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  10/7/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Exclusive: Antitrust probers in Congress ask Spotify to detail alleged Apple abuses – sources.  U.S. lawmakers have requested information from Apple critic Spotify as part of an antitrust probe, according to two sources briefed on the investigation into allegations the iPhone maker engages in...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/30/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. Justice Department to open Facebook antitrust investigation: source.  The U.S. Justice Department will open an antitrust investigation of Facebook Inc., a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, marking the fourth recent antitrust probe of the social media company.  Facebook also faces...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  09/9/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Under Pressure: Facebook Faces Antitrust Probes.  Facebook has barely shaken off a record $5 billion fine by U.S. regulators over its privacy practices, but it already faces new investigations — not to mention ongoing ones — into potential antitrust violations and other issues. Now, a group of state...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/26/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Writers Union Says Talent Agents Are Violating Antitrust Law.  The Writers Guild of America filed claims last week in federal court alleging the entertainment industry's biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering laws, the latest move in a long and heated battle between those...
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