US: Dual-agency big tech antitrust investigations questioned

US: Dual-agency big tech antitrust investigations questioned

A Republican senator isn’t happy with plans by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to divide a potential investigation into the biggest US tech firms. Earlier this month, the DOJ and the FTC came to an agreement over the jurisdiction of potential antitrust probes into Facebook and Google. The FTC […]

US: Delrahim issues warning to technology giants

US: Delrahim issues warning to technology giants

Makan Delrahim, the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) antitrust chief, said that low prices and free products would not shield digital monopolists from scrutiny to group of tech experts, reported the Financial Times. The remarks by Mr Delrahim at a conference in Israel followed moves by US antitrust enforcers to prepare competition investigations into Google, […]

EEUU: AT&T y Dish exploran posibilidad de fusión

EEUU: AT&T y Dish exploran posibilidad de fusión

El proveedor de televisión satelital Dish Network está considerando una fusión con el servicio DirecTV de AT&T. Sin embargo, AT&T y Dish no han iniciado conversaciones al respecto, según informó Reuters el viernes 7 de junio. Ambas partes bandos jugaron brevemente con la idea de una fusión en 2014, solo para que AT&T lanzara un […]

US: Judge Sixth Circuit decision affirms Summary Judgment against hospital antitrust challenge

US: Judge Sixth Circuit decision affirms Summary Judgment against hospital antitrust challenge

Last month, in The Medical Center at Elizabeth Place, LLC v. Atrium Health System, et al., a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed 2-1 the district court’s grant of summary judgment dismissing plaintiff The Medical Center at Elizabeth Place’s (MCEP) federal antitrust conspiracy claims against four defendant hospital systems […]

US: Sen. Lee comments on antitrust investigations

US: Sen. Lee comments on antitrust investigations

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Tuesday, responding to news stories discussing potential antitrust investigations of high-tech firms. “Antitrust is a highly technical inquiry, not something that lends itself to easy generalizations or blanket condemnations,” Sen. Lee said. “This is why such investigations are best left to the antitrust agencies rather than Congress.” […]

US: Antitrust data shows vital role of private actions: The Hill

US: Antitrust data shows vital role of private actions: The Hill

According to The Hill, the recently released 2018 Antitrust Annual Report found that private antitrust lawsuits settled in federal courts since 2013 have recovered US$19.3 billion on behalf of victims of antitrust violations, with settlements in 2018, alone, totaling US$5 billion. The report, produced by the University of San Francisco School of Law and Huntington […]

EU: Watchdog probes France’s Casino, Intermarche

EU: Watchdog probes France’s Casino, Intermarche

French supermarket groups Casino and Intermarche are being investigated by EU antitrust inspectors, the companies announced on Wednesday, May 22, after EU regulators said they were looking into a potential breach of rules that prohibit cartels. The European Commission announced its antitrust inspectors raided the premises of two French grocery retailers earlier this week as […]

Hong Kong: Enforcer wins first two antitrust trials

Hong Kong: Enforcer wins first two antitrust trials

The Competition Commission (Commission) welcomes the judgments handed down by the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) today (17 May) in Hong Kong’s first two competition cases involving bid-rigging, market sharing and price fixing. In the first (bid-rigging) case, the Tribunal found the four respondent information technology (IT) companies, namely Nutanix Hong Kong Limited, BT Hong Kong Limited, […]

US: Judge will not recuse in mushroom antitrust case

US: Judge will not recuse in mushroom antitrust case

The trial in the antitrust litigation stemming from allegations that mushroom farmersconspired to fix prices is set to begin May 20, and US District Senior Judge Berle M. Schiller of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania plans to oversee the proceedings. Schiller on Tuesday, May 14, denied a request to step down from the case after […]

US: State settles antitrust suit with CHI Franciscan

US: State settles antitrust suit with CHI Franciscan

CHI Franciscan will keep its affiliations with two Kitsap physicians groups as part of the resolution of an antitrust lawsuit brought against the groups by the state in 2017. CHI will be required to put up its controlling interest in a Silverdale surgery center for sale and pay as much as $2.5 million to the […]

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