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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/7/21

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

Facebook's Marketplace in EU and UK antitrust crosshairs.  Europe and Britain launched formal antitrust investigations into Facebook on Friday to determine if the world's largest social network was using customer data to unfairly compete with advertisers, in a new assault on its business model. The...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/1/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Lawsuit claims Apple monopolizes heart-rate technology for Apple Watch.  A Silicon Valley company has filed an antitrust lawsuit accusing Apple Inc of cornering the market for heart-rate monitoring technology for the Apple Watch, and endangering wearers' health. In a complaint, AliveCor Inc said Apple...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/24/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Buoyed by Federal Covid Aid, Big Hospital Chains Buy Up Competitors.  Billions of dollars in Covid aid cushioned financial losses caused by the pandemic at some of the nation’s largest hospital chains. But those bailouts also helped sustain the big chains’ spending sprees as they expanded even more...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/10/21

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

EU hopes new foreign buyer rules agreed within next year.  The European Union’s antitrust chief is hopeful draft rules intended to curb state-backed foreign buyers will be agreed within the next year, she said on Thursday. The rules aim to prevent companies that benefit from distorting foreign subsidies...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/3/21

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

U.S. lawmakers introduce eight antitrust bills aimed at drug prices.  U.S. lawmakers from both parties and both houses of Congress have introduced eight antitrust bills aimed at tackling the problem of high and rising drug prices, including bills to stop brand name drug companies from paying generic firms...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/19/21

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

4th Circuit revives antitrust claims against Actelion over Tracleer pricing.  The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday revived a proposed class action against Janssen’s Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd accusing the company of extending its patent monopoly on its pulmonary artery hypertension drug...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/13/21

Facebook purchase of Kustomer may face EU antitrust scrutiny.  Facebook’s acquisition of customer service startup Kustomer may be subjected to European Union antitrust scrutiny after Austria asked EU enforcers to take over the task, the European Commission said on Tuesday. The move comes as the EU competition regulator girds up to vet more tech, pharma and biotech startup deals, sending a warning about so-called...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/6/21

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

U.S. trade regulator will not appeal Qualcomm case to Supreme Court.  The Federal Trade Commission said it would not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review its appeals court loss against Qualcomm Inc, which the agency had accused of breaking antitrust law in selling chips for smartphones. In October, the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/29/21

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

NCAA takes on student-athletes in U.S. Supreme Court compensation dispute.  As the annual U.S. ritual of the “March Madness” college basketball tournament unfolds, the Supreme Court is poised to hear the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s bid to preserve its limits on education-related...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/22/21

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

U.S. Justice Department probing Visa over debit practices.  The Justice Department is looking at Visa Inc’s debit practices, the company said on Friday, after reports the United States was investigating whether the credit card company uses anticompetitive practices in the debit-card market. “The U.S....

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