Blog o’ Blogs October

With Summer ending and the Autumn eaves upon us, we find other Competition and Antitrust cycles coming to a close. With a particularly turbulent few weeks for the Health industry, the Energy sector… and some controversial positions coming out of Agribusiness’ latest looming consolidation. CPI also welcomes a couple of new Antitrust Blogs to our usual rotation of insightful and entertaining resources.

Enjoy the Fall!

General Court rules on the adequacy of commitments in abuse of dominance case
Chantal Lavoie (Lavoielegal)
In a judgment delivered on 15 September 2015 involving Morningstar vs European Commission, the General Court was asked to consider whether commitments offered by Thompson Reuters to the European Commission in the context of an abuse of dominance investigation were sufficient to address the competition concerns identified. The appeal provided the court with a rare opportunity to review the adequacy of commitments.

Antitrust Issues Facing Private Equity Entities
Jeffrey May (Antitrust Connect)
Within the last week, the federal district court in Washington, D.C. has approved a U.S. consent decree resolving Department of Justice Antitrust Division concerns over public relations software provider Cision’s acquisition of PR Newswire, a company that distributes company press releases to the media.

A Set-top Box Set-Back and an Opportunity for Good Government
Geoffrey Manne & Kristian Stout (Truth on the Market)
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