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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. 

COFECE challenges Mexico’s government

Lawyers doubt AT&T lawsuit marks vertical merger policy shift

FTAIA bars DOJ forex prosecution, say defendants

DOJ sues to block AT&T from Time Warner "weapon"

The Department of Justice sued yesterday to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner, predicting that the world’s biggest telecommunications company would “use its control of Time Warner’s popular programming as a weapon to harm competition”.

Thankful the wait is over: The Tipline for 21 November 2017

GCR USA is taking a break for Thanksgiving, but we will be back in your inbox next Tuesday to catch you up on everything that happened over the holiday. Before we go, check out our coverage of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit to stop the merger between AT&T and Time Warner, as well as Bill Baer’s regrets about airline mergers. 

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.

Delrahim stakes out position against behavioural remedies

The chief of the US Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has said the agency will return to structural relief to remedy anticompetitive mergers, rather than applying the behavioural remedies that were used under the previous administration.

Gibson Dunn gets two new antitrust partners

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has made Richard Cunningham in the US and Deirdre Taylor in London partners in the firm’s global antitrust practice, as part of a promotion round of 16 lawyers.

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