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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...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/19/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. How Facebook Is Changing to Deal With Scrutiny of Its Power. Senator Elizabeth Warren has called for the breakup of big tech companies like Facebook. Regulators have opened investigations into Facebook’s power in social networking. Even one of Facebook’s own founders has laid out a case for why the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  08/12/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Japan's FTC investigating Apple over pressure on parts makers: Mainichi. Japan’s Fair Trade Commission is investigating Apple Inc over its pressure on Japanese parts makers and whether it abused its power in violation of antimonopoly rules, the Mainichi newspaper reported on Tuesday. The investigation...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/15/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: source.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc. this week over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, a source familiar with the situation...
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