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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/1/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Warren, Klobuchar Agree on Breaking Up Big Ag.  Democratic presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar expressed support Saturday for strengthening antitrust laws and enforcement to break up big agriculture monopolies. "You've got these giant corporations that are making bigger and bigger...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/25/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. N.C.A.A. Appeals Latest Antitrust Ruling.  The N.C.A.A. said on Saturday that it was appealing a Federal District Court’s decision this month that barring athletes from being paid beyond a scholarship and related costs violated antitrust law. “We believe, and the Supreme Court has recognized, that...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/11/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Trump’s impeachable antitrust power grab. In a Washington Post opinion piece, Constantine Cannon’s Harry Litman comments on a report by The New Yorker of President Trump’s role in the government’s suit to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger. As Litman notes, The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer has...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/25/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU's Vestager says not precluding Facebook case in future.  Facebook is not currently in EU regulators’ crosshairs but it may well be in future because of the crucial role played by data, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Tuesday. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s comments came...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/11/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. House panel passes bill targeting OPEC oil supply cuts. A U.S. House of Representatives committee approved a bill on Thursday that would open up the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to antitrust lawsuits, but it was uncertain if the measure would be considered by the full chamber. A U.S....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  02/4/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Democratic lawmaker re-introduces bills to strengthen antitrust.  Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, said on Friday that she had re-introduced two bills aimed at strengthening enforcement of U.S. antitrust law. One of the bills would adjust fees...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/28/19
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. E.U. Fines Mastercard $650 Million Over Fees Merchants Were Forced to Pay.  The European Commission has fined Mastercard 571 million euros, or around $650 million, for breaching antitrust rules by raising payment-processing fees artificially, leading to higher prices for retailers and consumers. The...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  01/22/19
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 Be Considering Large Facebook Fines.  The Federal Trade Commission is in the advanced stages of its investigation into whether Facebook violated privacy rules and is expected to seek large fines from the company, according to two people familiar with the inquiry.  The five members of...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/17/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. CVS defends settlement that allowed Aetna merger as judge assesses.  CVS Health Corp. defended on Friday an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department which allowed it to purchase health insurer Aetna for $69 billion, a settlement that a federal judge is still assessing. The Justice Department approved...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  12/10/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. appeals court hears arguments on stopping AT&T purchase of Time-Warner.  A three-judge appeals court panel on Thursday questioned the U.S. Justice Department’s challenge to a lower court’s approval of AT&T Inc.’s $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner. “Where is the clear error?” U.S....
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