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Turkish enforcer forced to launch meal card investigation

Turkey’s Competition Authority has launched a full probe of possible cartel activity by six of the country’s largest meal card issuers, after the country’s highest administrative court ordered the agency to investigate the alleged conduct.

Brazil investigates medical equipment cartels

South Africa settles power cables investigation

Canada secures third fine in Québec ventilation case

DOJ criminal antitrust case to be analysed under rule of reason

A Utah federal judge has held that a Department of Justice criminal collusion case against an heir locator service will be decided under the rule of reason.

FTC and North Dakota AG challenge healthcare tie-up

The Federal Trade Commission and attorney general of North Dakota yesterday sued to block a health system’s acquisition of a rival North Dakota clinic, claiming the tie-up would reduce competition and raise prices.

Robot collusion and the future of online marketplaces

As the debate over internet regulation rages on, automated data processing systems in the online retail sector have received surprisingly little coverage. From Amazon to Skyscanner, price comparison softwares have become expected and even integral to modern living. But with the ease provided by the increasingly ubiquitous software has also come an easier pathway to collusion, and difficulties with regards to its prosecution.

US DOJ chief clarifies cartel leniency revision

The acting head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division said today that the agency reserves the right to exclude culpable employees from a corporate leniency applicant’s protection from prosecution, if the enforcer already has enough evidence to charge them. Pallavi Guniganti at the ABA Spring Meeting

Reed Smith makes double litigation hire from Linklaters

Reed Smith has hired two Linklaters litigation partners, Joseph P Armao and Paul Alfieri, to its global regulatory enforcement group in New York.


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