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 Booking.com 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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