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US DOJ antitrust nominee moving toward confirmation

US DOJ antitrust nominee moving toward confirmation

22 September 2017

US Senator Mike Lee has called for the confirmation of President Donald Trump's pick to head the US Department of Justice's antitrust division, Makan Delrahim, whose nomination has languished on the Senate floor for months.

Stewarts appoints antitrust litigation co-heads

Stewarts appoints antitrust litigation co-heads

22 September 2017

Kate Pollock and Kenny Henderson are set to become the heads of plaintiff-side UK litigation firm Stewarts Law's competition team, following Jonathan Sinclair's decision to step back from casework.

Indian court orders enforcer to stop telecoms cartel probe

Indian court orders enforcer to stop telecoms cartel probe

22 September 2017

The Bombay High Court has quashed the Competition Commission of India's order to investigate three telecoms operators it suspected of cartel behaviour, saying the decision to pursue a matter of telecoms regulation was illegal.

Tennessee officials OK rural hospitals' merger

Tennessee officials OK rural hospitals' merger

GCR USA - 22 September 2017

The Tennessee Department of Health has approved a merger between two rural hospitals, despite the Federal Trade Commission's warnings the deal would harm patients by limiting their healthcare options.

Pumpkin spice latte time: The Tipline for 22 September 2017

GCR USA - 22 September 2017

Today is officially the end of summer. But it's not all bad - here's Tipline!

DOJ acting chief and FTC's sole Democrat headline GCR Live New York

DOJ acting chief and FTC's sole Democrat headline GCR Live New York

21 September 2017

GCR Live will bring the challenges faced by the US antitrust agencies in Washington, DC, to New York next week, as the Federal Trade Commission splits on a controversial sale and the Department of Justice's antitrust division operates without a Senate-confirmed boss.

ECJ should uphold Italian enforcer on Roche/Novartis, AG says

21 September 2017

Advocate-General Henrik Øe has urged the European Court of Justice to rule in favour of a decision to fine Roche and Novartis for colluding to induce consumers to use a more expensive drug rather than a cheaper off-label alternative, and to confirm the Italian competition enforcer's finding of a by-object restriction of competition.

Indian enforcer overstepped its jurisdiction, court rules

Indian enforcer overstepped its jurisdiction, court rules

21 September 2017

In its first antitrust ruling, India's National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has said the country's competition authority overstepped its jurisdiction when it urged a regional government in southern India to examine its policy on transport pricing.

Ex-prosecutors say US DOJ unlikely to back down on heir locators

Ex-prosecutors say US DOJ unlikely to back down on heir locators

GCR USA - 21 September 2017

The Department of Justice will probably not adopt a similar policy of prosecutorial parity toward defendants in the heir locators cartel as it is applying to those accused of rigging bids during real estate foreclosure auctions, former DOJ attorneys say.

Pfizer sues Johnson & Johnson for alleged monopolistic behaviour

Pfizer sues Johnson & Johnson for alleged monopolistic behaviour

GCR USA - 21 September 2017

In a move the company is touting as an attempt to get lower-cost biosimilar medicines into the hands of patients, Pfizer has sued Johnson & Johnson for alleged anticompetitive behaviour in the growing biologics market.