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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/19/21

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

Analysis: Dealmakers see M&A rush, then chills, in Biden's antitrust crackdown.  Dealmakers expect a new wave of transformative U.S. mergers and acquisitions (M&A), as companies rush to complete deals before President Joe Biden's antitrust push takes shape, to be followed by a slowdown when regulators...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/12/21

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

Biden's executive order to promote competition in the U.S. economy includes over 70 initiatives.  President Joe Biden will sign an executive order that includes 72 initiatives he wants over a dozen agencies to undertake to promote competition throughout the U.S. economy, according to a fact sheet released...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/29/21

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

Antitrust Overhaul Passes Its First Tests. Now, the Hard Parts.  Six bills that could reshape the tech industry passed an important hurdle in the House. But the outcomes of the votes, and the debates before they took place, also showed divisions among lawmakers — and underscored why final passage of the...

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...

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