A US trade regulator sought guidance yesterday on whether a complainant against Chinese steelmakers must show antitrust injury from an alleged price-fixing scheme, and at least two commissioners indicated that they saw no such requirement in the law.
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.
Apple’s lawsuits against Qualcomm and misrepresentations to antitrust enforcers to spur investigations of the chipmaker are part of a global strategy to boost the iPhone maker’s bargaining power, Qualcomm said in court papers this week.
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
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.
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.
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
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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