A Canadian court issued its second-largest ever fine for bid rigging yesterday after Mitsubishi pleaded guilty to its role in the global auto parts cartel.
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.
F Scott Kieff, a commissioner at the International Trade Commission, will step down from his post at the end of June to focus on academia. Charles McConnell at GCR Live
A federal appeal judge has indicated that claims by businesses with rooftops next to the Chicago Cubs stadium may be scuppered by professional baseball's antitrust immunity.
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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