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Hoffman leaves Shearman to join FTC

Hoffman leaves Shearman to join FTC

GCR USA - 21 July 2017

Former Federal Trade Commission official D Bruce Hoffman is leaving his new law firm, Shearman & Sterling, to return to the agency as acting head of its bureau of competition.

Judge denies in part blood reagents case summary judgment

Judge denies in part blood reagents case summary judgment

GCR USA - 21 July 2017

A federal judge on Wednesday denied in part Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics' attempt to quash allegations that Ortho conspired with another company to fix prices on blood reagents.

Second Circuit overturns Libor convictions

GCR USA - 20 July 2017

A federal appeals court has overturned the convictions of two former Rabobank traders for rigging the London InterBank Offered Rate, dealing a setback to the Department of Justice's already-maligned record for convicting individuals for corporate financial crimes.

Apple's iPhone suppliers sue Qualcomm for monopolisation

Apple's iPhone suppliers sue Qualcomm for monopolisation

GCR USA - 20 July 2017

Four of Apple's key iPhone suppliers filed counterclaims on Tuesday against Qualcomm alleging that the chipmaker violated federal antitrust laws by abusing a monopoly to extract higher-than-fair patent royalties.

Class cert denied in digital music antitrust case

Class cert denied in digital music antitrust case

GCR USA - 20 July 2017

A federal judge denied a group of music purchasers class certification in their lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment and other record labels for allegedly fixing the price of music downloads, potentially ending the action against the labels.

FTC international head: no drastic changes under Trump

FTC international head: no drastic changes under Trump

GCR USA - 19 July 2017

The head of the Federal Trade Commission’s office of international affairs yesterday said the US has not substantively changed its approach to international antitrust under President Donald Trump.

Qualcomm counsel blasts international split on due process

Qualcomm counsel blasts international split on due process

GCR USA - 19 July 2017

Competition enforcement needs a better international standard for due process to help avoid protectionism and corruption, the head of global antitrust at Qualcomm said yesterday.

FTC divided over agency role in net neutrality

FTC divided over agency role in net neutrality

GCR USA - 19 July 2017

The staff of the Federal Trade Commission and acting chairman Maureen Ohlhausen said on Monday that they supported the Federal Communications Commission returning jurisdiction over broadband providers to the FTC.

Company wins injunctive access to data

Company wins injunctive access to data

GCR USA - 18 July 2017

A Wisconsin federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction forcing providers of auto dealer management systems to allow a third-party data integrator to access dealer data on those systems.

Economists support international airline alliances

Economists support international airline alliances

GCR USA - 18 July 2017

A University of California at Irvine economics professor yesterday said there is mixed evidence of any anticompetitive effect when foreign airlines join together in an alliance – and argued that the agreements provide procompetitive benefits for consumers.

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