Austria’s Cartel Court has ruled that Makita must pay €1.56 million for 13 years' worth of anticompetitive conduct, during which time the power tool manufacturer negotiated resale prices with retailers and imposed a ban on parallel trade of its products.
Canada’s Federal Court yesterday stayed Kobo’s application for a judicial review of the second round of Competition Bureau e-book settlements, in order to let the country’s specialist competition tribunal rule on whether Canada has jurisdiction over the alleged e-book price-fixing.
In opening arguments in its case against 1-800 Contacts today, counsel to the US Federal Trade Commission argued that Google and other search engines were harmed by agreements that limit the ability of rival contact lens retailers to buy search advertising using 1-800 Contacts’ trademarked name.
The Department of Justice yesterday pointed to upcoming business contracts worth tens of millions of dollars to support its argument that Waste Control Specialists is not in as big a financial hole as the would-be merger target claims to be. Charles McConnell in Wilmington, Delaware
General Electric caused nearly $44 million in antitrust damages to 17 companies that service or refurbish GE anesthesia machines throughout the US, a federal jury found on Wednesday.
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 central bank of Malaysia yesterday lashed out at the country’s competition authority, claiming it overstepped its bounds and undermined consumers by charging nearly two dozen automotive insurance companies with breaking competition law. Ron Knox at GCR Live Singapore
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