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The Antitrust Week in Review

Posted  08/6/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. court allows release of bench transcripts in AT&T merger fight.  An appeals court that is hearing the U.S. Justice Department’s fight with AT&T over its merger with Time Warner agreed on Friday to allow the release of transcripts of bench conferences that the public was unable to listen in on...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/30/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Several banks dismissed from U.S. metals price-fixing lawsuits.  A U.S. judge has dismissed five large banks from two antitrust lawsuits by investors alleging multi-year conspiracies to rig prices for hundreds of billions of dollars of transactions in the global silver and gold markets. U.S. District Judge...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/23/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. E.U. Fines Google $5.1 Billion in Android Antitrust Case.  European authorities fined Google a record $5.1 billion on Wednesday for abusing its power in the mobile phone market and ordered the company to alter its practices, in one of the most aggressive regulatory actions against American technology...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/16/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU Google decision delayed to next week, source says, as Trump visits.  EU antitrust regulators have postponed to next week a finding against Google’s Android mobile operating system, a person familiar with the matter said, avoiding any clash with a visit to Brussels by U.S. President Donald Trump. The...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/2/18
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Supreme Court Sides With American Express on Merchant Fees.  American Express did not violate the antitrust laws by insisting in its contracts with merchants that they do nothing to encourage patrons to use other cards, the Supreme Court ruled last week. The decision has implications not only for what one...

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...
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