CPI October 2015 Blog o’ Blogs

October 2015, Volume 5, Number 10 Both Europe and the U.S. get equal time this month with several interesting case decisions that cast broad ripples in competition waters. Plus DG Comp wanting the right to seize personal phones (U.S. readers will immediately think of Tom Brady and the NFL), the VW scandal, a plea for […]

CPI Blog o’ Blogs September 2015

September 2015, Volume 5, Number 9 We start with a controversial editorial by Robert Reich on Big Tech, move on to exciting happenings in Europe (Corbyn’s victory, damages, an attack on economics, etc.) as the FTC weighs in on several key areas (Sysco, power regulation, active investors). Plus much more. Big Tech Has Become Way […]

CPI Blog o’ Blogs August 2015

August 2015, Volume 5, Number 8 We start with two papers by Commissioner Wright and Judge Ginsburg on Canada’s and Japan’s proposed intellectual property guidelines, move on to a significant decision on pay-TV, then analyze a variety of court decisions, and also hear (twice) from the FTC on mergers. We finish with a little disruption. […]

CPI July 2015 Blog o’ Blogs

July 2015, Volume 5, Number 7 It’s a stern issue this month, with discipline, monitors, and restrictions at the forefront, along with some questions about whether history should trump antitrust logic. We recommend enjoying this with a cool drink and a relaxed attitude.   Monitors: Expert eyes and ears in Commission ordersMonitors also can spot […]

CPI June 2015 Blog o’ blogs

June 2015, Volume 5, Number 6 Besides the latest from SCOTUS, DG Comp, and the U.S. regulators, we have a number of international contributions this month—from, among others, South Africa, Canada, the ICN, and even Texas. And although he wasn’t an antitrust economist per se, we felt it important to note John Nash’s passing with a […]

CPI May 2015 Blog o’ Blogs

May 2015, Volume 5, Number 5 repeat       We first analyze the collapse of the Comcast/Time Warner merger, then update the debate about the competitive effects of mutual fund cross-ownership as well as the Google and eCommerce inquiries. We ask if robots can violate antitrust laws, and follow with looks at car sales and […]

April 2015 CPI Blog o’ Blogs

April 2015, Volume 5, Number 4       It may seem like it’s all Google this month, with the U.S. and EU going in opposite directions, but there’s also a lot of good advice on how to both stay out of trouble and save money (or keep from losing it).       The […]

March 2015 Blog o’ Blogs

March 2015, Volume 5, Number 3 Lots of opinions this month—on FTC process, dentistry, neutrality, Section 5—and updates on recent happenings in Europe, Latin America, and Africa. FTC Gives Ground on Merger ChallengesWhen agency fails to win federal injunction, in-house trial proceedings won’t be automatic.Brent Kendall (Wall Street Journal) Changes to Commission Rule 3.26 re: […]

CPI Blog o’ Blogs February 2015

February 2015, Volume 5, Number 2 Several key decisions have come down, including those on Health Mergers, sports, network neutrality, Qualcomm, and others. Plus we even find out what the new EU Competition Commissioner thinks about competition lawyers, her favorite movies, and other insights. Enjoy. 9th Circuit affirms: St Luke’s/Saltzer merger violates Section 7There are […]

CPI Blog o’ Blogs January 2015

January 2015, Volume 5, Number 1 We’re starting the new year with controversy, debating Uber’s surge pricing. Then moving on to a hot FTC topic— trade associations; two looks back at 2014; a couple of questions regarding Apple’s pricing; and some thoughtful commentary on privacy, government conduct, choice, SEPs, and exclusive dealing.   Surge pricing […]