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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/25/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. New FTC chair wants to look at market power of big internet companies.  Joseph Simons, the new chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), said on Wednesday that the agency would keep a close eye on big tech companies that dominate the internet. Simons said the power of the big tech platforms -...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/18/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. AT&T Antitrust Win May Herald New Wave of Media Mergers.  Brace yourself for a likely new era of media megamergers. AT&T's victory over the government's attempt to block its $85 billion takeover of Time Warner underscores just how much the way people watch — and pay for — TV has changed. It also...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/11/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. antitrust official says worries over limiting vertical deals 'misplaced'.  A top antitrust official at the U.S. Justice Department attempted to reassure investors on Thursday that worries that regulators would crack down on proposed combinations of two companies on a supply chain — known as vertical...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/4/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Top U.S. antitrust official uncertain of need for four wireless carriers.  The head of the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division, Makan Delrahim, declined on Friday to support the Obama administration’s firm backing of the need for four U.S. wireless carriers. Asked about T-Mobile’s plan to...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/29/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU antitrust official sees more scrutiny for Facebook, others.  Facebook and other tech giants may attract more regulatory scrutiny in future because of their market power, a senior EU antitrust official said. Tommaso Valletti, chief economist at the European Commission’s competition unit, rejected calls...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/7/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Sprint, T-Mobile Have to Sell $26.5B Deal to Antitrust Cops.  To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T.  The deal announced Sunday would combine the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/30/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S.-China trade fight reaches top American court in antitrust case.  President Donald Trump’s trade fight with China moved inside the white marble walls of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, where lawyers for both countries faced off over whether Chinese companies can be held liable for violating U.S....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/23/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. DOJ Looks Into How AT&T, Verizon Handle Defecting Customers. The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless carriers. The companies confirmed the inquiry in separate...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/16/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU carries out antitrust raid at firms dealing with sports media rights.  EU investigators carried out unannounced inspections on Tuesday at the offices of firms linked to the broadcasting of sports events in several member states over concerns they may have violated EU antitrust rules, the European...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/9/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Judge Lets Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Suit Move Ahead.  A court is allowing antitrust litigation against health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield to proceed.  U.S. District Judge David Proctor of Birmingham, Alabama, in a ruling late Thursday refused to accept the insurer's claim that it's a single...
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