Sep-07(1) & (2)

In this issue: The Court of First Instance’s Decision in Microsoft Sep 14, 2007 Background on: Microsoft v. Commission of the European Communities Background, case history and related materials on Microsoft v. Commission decided by the European Court of First Instance. Luke Froeb, Sep 17, 2007 European Antitrust: Is Big Bad Again? Every MBA program […]

Microsoft v. European Commission: Sounds Good In Theory But . . .

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Robert O’Donoghue, Sep 20, 2007 Few cases in the annals of antitrust law have provoked as much reaction and interest as the various Microsoft proceedings, which have now continued in the United States (U.S.), the European Union (EU), and elsewhere for over a […]

Cascade Health Solutions v. PeaceHealth: Ninth Circuit Adopts a New Position on Bundled Discounts

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Daniel Crane, Sep 19, 2007 On September 4, 2007, the Ninth Circuit issued its widely-anticipated decision in Cascade Health Solutions v. PeaceHealth, which concerns the treatment of bundled discounts under Section 2 of the Sherman Act. The PeaceHealth decision squarely rejects the approach […]

The EU Microsoft Antitrust Case

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Nicholas Economides, Sep 20, 2007 On September 17, 2007, the European Commission’s (EC) antitrust decision of 2004 in Microsoft was upheld on appeal almost in its entirety by the Court of First Instance (CFI). The case had two parts: the first on the […]

Competition Policy in Europe: Harming Incentives to Innovate

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Daniel Spulber, Sep 18, 2007 The European Court of First Instance, through its decision in Microsoft v. Commission, dealt a one-two punch to incentives to innovate. First, by penalizing Microsoft for bundling its Media Player with Windows, the court will make companies reluctant […]

European Antitrust: Is Big Bad Again?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Luke Froeb, Sep 17, 2007 This piece was originally published on the author’s Management R&D blog, and is reprinted here with the permission of the author. The original post, and comments thereto, may be found here. Every MBA program in every country teaches […]

Background on: Microsoft v. Commission of the European Communities

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Sep 14, 2007 On September 17, 2007, the Court of First Instance released its decision in Microsoft v. Commission of the European Communities. The Microsoft matter began in 1998 when Sun Microsystems filed a complaint against Microsoft with the European Commission alleging that […]