US: Delrahim says DOJ is working with states on Big Tech probe

US: Delrahim says DOJ is working with states on Big Tech probe

The U.S. Justice Department is working with a group of more than a dozen state attorneys general as it investigates the market power of major technology companies, the department’s antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, said on Tuesday. Delrahim said at a tech conference the government is studying acquisitions by major tech companies that were previously approved […]

US: DOJ to block Sabre’s $360M Farelogix buy

US: DOJ to block Sabre’s $360M Farelogix buy

The US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division is preparing to block Sabre’s US$360 million acquisition of Florida-based Farelogix, per Bloomberg. The two companies, which both develop ticket-selling tech for airlines, agreed to the deal in November. The DOJ is reportedly concerned that the transaction would stifle competition, echoing similar worries from UK regulators. The […]

US: Former Deputy Assistant AG at DOJ Antitrust Division joins Axinn

US: Former Deputy Assistant AG at DOJ Antitrust Division joins Axinn

Axinn announced that Leslie Overton has joined its Antitrust Group as a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office, adding to the firm’s growing ranks of renowned antitrust lawyers. Overton brings more than two decades of antitrust experience to the firm, including two separate tenures in senior positions within the Justice Department’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division. […]

US: Education group urges DOJ to block textbook merger

US: Education group urges DOJ to block textbook merger

An education group seeking to increase access to college textbooks and research materials on Wednesday, August 14, asked the US government to block the proposed merger of textbook publishers McGraw-Hill Education and Cengage Learning. The proposed merger “will significantly decrease competition in a market already rife with anti-consumer behavior,” the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources […]

US: DOJ to hold workshop on competition in labor markets

US: DOJ to hold workshop on competition in labor markets

The Department of Justice will hold a public workshop on September 23, 2019, to discuss the role of antitrust enforcement in labor markets and promoting robust competition for the American worker. The workshop will cover a variety of labor competition issues, including, among other topics: anticompetitive no-poach and wage-fixing agreements, approaches to labor market definition, […]

US: Tyson received a subpoena from the DOJ

US: Tyson received a subpoena from the DOJ

Tyson Foods announced in its 10-Q issued Monday, August 5, that it has received a grand jury subpoena from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division related to complaints about price manipulation. The action stems from a class-action complaint Maplevale Farms filed on September 2, 2016. Additional lawsuits with similar complaints have been filed since […]

US: DOJ says Nexstar, Tribune must divest some TV stations

US: DOJ says Nexstar, Tribune must divest some TV stations

Nexstar Media and Tribune Media must divest television stations in 13 markets to resolve antitrust concerns over their proposed US$6.4 billion merger, the US Justice Department stated on Wednesday, July 31. The markets are centered in Davenport, Iowa; Des Moines, Iowa; Ft. Smith, Arkansas; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Hartford, Connecticut; Huntsville, Alabama; Indianapolis;Memphis, Tennessee; […]

U.S. Cartel Investigations: The Next Big Thing?

U.S. Cartel Investigations: The Next Big Thing?

August 2019 CPI Cartel Column edited by Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz (Global Economics Group) & Donald Klawiter (Klawiter PLLC) presents: U.S. Cartel Investigations: The Next Big Thing? By Donald C. Klawiter (Klawiter PLLC)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   By any measure, U.S. criminal antitrust enforcement has been in significant decline over […]

US: DOJ names new Acting Deputy AAG responsible for international and policy matters

US: DOJ names new Acting Deputy AAG responsible for international and policy matters

Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, announced that current Senior Counsel Rene Augustine will serve as Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General responsible for the Division’s international and policy matters.  Augustine will replace outgoing Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roger Alford, who will return to Notre Dame Law School […]

US: DOJ in talks with state AGs regarding Sprint/T-Mobile deal

US: DOJ in talks with state AGs regarding Sprint/T-Mobile deal

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly in talks with state attorneys general to gain their support for the Sprint merger with T-Mobile. The talks include AGs of states that didn’t join the antitrust lawsuit to block the merger last month, The Wall Street Journal said citing sources. The DOJ is looking for support […]

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