Brazil’s antitrust enforcer has opened two formal investigations into suspected medical equipment cartels, with some of the potential misconduct detected through algorithmic software.
South Africa’s specialised competition court has approved a 13.4 million rand (€921,000) fine imposed on a power cable supplier that admitted to price fixing, more than seven years after the country’s antitrust enforcer first raided the company and several of its rivals.
Canada’s Competition Bureau yesterday secured its third guilty plea in an ongoing probe of bid rigging in ventilation contracts in high-rise construction, after a ventilation company agreed to pay a C$140,000 (€94,400) fine.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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