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Connecticut liquor challenge faces hurdles

A national liquor retailer’s attempt to stop enforcement of state laws mandating minimum pricing on alcohol sales may have to get past the state action doctrine and the Eleventh Amendment. 

Chinese steelmakers argue for application of antitrust standards

Canadian court puts e-books appeal on hold

Qualcomm: Apple is no victim

Nuclear waste merger mixes competitors and customers

The Department of Justice’s case against the merger of two companies that dispose of radioactive waste has been complicated at trial by many industry players being both competitors and customers of would-be buyer EnergySolutions. Pallavi Guniganti in Wilmington, Delaware 

Ultimate justice and trash fire: The Tipline for 26 April 2017

Like the rest of the antitrust press, we are on the Hill this morning for Makan Delrahim’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to become the head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division.

A populist now: What can antitrust do for inequality?

When Donald Trump won a shock victory in November’s US presidential election, it set off a cascade of praise among the pundit class for the newfound power of populism: the philosophy that power should lie with ordinary people rather than corporate and government elites.

Lipsky criticises Obama era while leaning on antitrust tradition

The acting head of the US Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition today pointed to the Reagan administration and the past 40 years of antitrust jurisprudence as the proper guiding enforcement principles of the Trump Administration. Ron Knox at the ABA Spring Meeting

Ohlhausen taps Lipsky to lead US FTC's bureau of competition

Acting US Federal Trade Commission chair Maureen Ohlhausen yesterday tapped Latham & Watkins antitrust partner Abbott “Tad” Lipsky to lead the agency’s bureau of competition.

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