The US and EU are diverging on whether to continue looking into a Honeywell and DuPont automotive refrigerant production joint venture that may have constituted an anticompetitive agreement.
Canada's specialist competition court has refused to dismiss the Competition Bureau's e-books case against HarperCollins, despite the company's arguments that Canadian civil antitrust law does not cover the alleged US conspiracy.
Germany's Federal Cartel Office today handed down a €10.9 million fine to a German clothes maker and a major luxury clothing retailer for resale price maintenance.
A federal judge in Illinois has declined to grant preliminary approval to a settlement between indirect purchasers and Steel Dynamics in an alleged price-fixing case, deciding instead to dismiss the company from the lawsuit, GCR USA has learned.
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has released its reasons for backing a lower court's grant of summary judgment in the Wellbutrin XL antitrust litigation.
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.
Etienne Pfister, chief economist at France’s Competition Authority, said more empirical evidence is needed to determine whether and how the use of online pricing algorithms could potentially violate competition law, and warned regulation and oversight of such pricing programs will be costly. Janith Aranze at GCR Live 6th Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology in Brussels
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