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France Telecom pays double on appeal

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An appeal made by France Telecom has backfired - at the cost of 20 million euros.

DC appeals court slings Covad

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In the latest twist of a battle dating back to 1999, a US appeals court has dismissed Covad Communications' antitrust case against Verizon.

Telstra pays for harmful pricing

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Australian telecoms incumbent Telstra is to repay $5.1 million to wholesale customers who were affected by anti-competitive broadband internet pricing.

GCR rates the economists

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Global Competition Review has released its first ever 'GCR 20', an analysis of the world's top competition economics consulting groups.

Medco buys drug business

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Medco Health Solutions is to acquire drug company Accredo Health for $2.2 billion, it announced on 23 February.

Norwegian flour producers fined

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Two Norwegian flour producers have been fined 780,000 euros for price-fixing.

Spanish abuse case thrown out

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The Spanish antitrust tribunal has thrown out a complaint against a newspaper auditing company for abuse of a dominant position.

Outsider to succeed Tesauro

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A former judge and member of the Council of State is the new chair of Italy's Antitrust Authority.

Blumenthal becomes FTC general counsel

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William Blumenthal, a partner at King & Spalding LLP, has been appointed general counsel of the US Federal Trade Commission.

Schmidt and Brennan take new roles at FTC

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It has been announced that Jeffrey Schmidt, a partner of the Washington office of Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, is joining the Federal Trade Commission as deputy director of the bureau of competition.