Blog o’ Blogs July 2015

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 orders
Monitors also can spot and address potential compliance concerns as they arise, which can happen in an order with a complex remedy.
Susan Huber (U.S. FTC)
They Said What? Some Compliance Thoughts on the Airline Collusion Investigation
The word “disciple” preceded by pricing and or capacity is a loaded word in the antitrust world.
Robert Connolly (Cartel Capers)
Hospitals, Antitrust, the Department of Justice, and Agreements to Not Compete on Marketing

And if you represent a hospital or some other health-care entity, you should be particularly careful because you likely have a target on your back.

Jarod Bona (The Antitrust Attorney Blog)

Are the European Competition Authorities making a less anticompetitive market more anticompetitive? The saga
There are at least seven national competition authorities in the EU alone which have recently dealt with or are currently dealing with most-favoured-customer clauses.
Pinar Akman (Competition Policy Blog)
The Second Circuit Misapplies the Per Se Rule in U.S. v. Apple

As the dissent stresses, removal of barriers to entry that shield a monopolist, as in this case, is in line with


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