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Banks sued for alleged stock loan market manipulation

Banks sued for alleged stock loan market manipulation

GCR USA - 18 August 2017

Three pension funds have sued a group of big banks for allegedly conspiring to prevent the modernisation of the $1.72 trillion stock loan market, in a bid to preserve their intermediary status on all trades.

Uber's terms are reasonably conspicuous, Second Circuit rules

Uber's terms are reasonably conspicuous, Second Circuit rules

GCR USA - 18 August 2017

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit yesterday backed Uber, reversing a lower court's decision that the company's terms and conditions were not reasonably conspicuous.

Popularity contest - big banks and Uber: The Tipline for 18 August 2017

GCR USA - 18 August 2017

Several big banks find themselves on the receiving end of a lawsuit in the stock loan market - the first antitrust case to be brought in that area - and Uber gets a win in federal appellate court that may allow it to resolve antitrust claims through arbitration. Happy Friday!

CADE votes to keep turnover-based cartel fines

CADE votes to keep turnover-based cartel fines

17 August 2017

The president of Brazil's competition enforcer and a new commissioner have backed maintaining the current system of calculating fines based on cartelists' turnover, rather than the harm caused.

Brazil telecoms watchdog injuncts AT&T/Time Warner and awaits CADE outcome

Brazil telecoms watchdog injuncts AT&T/Time Warner and awaits CADE outcome

17 August 2017

Brazil's telecommunications regulator Anatel has forbidden AT&T subsidiary Sky Brasil from sharing information with Time Warner, while the country's antitrust enforcer continues to review Time Warner's acquisition by AT&T.

Judge throws out Ohio hospital collusion claims

Judge throws out Ohio hospital collusion claims

GCR USA - 17 August 2017

A federal judge dismissed a case regarding four hospitals operating as a network in Dayton, Ohio that allegedly prevented a rival hospital from competing, holding that the per se rule does not apply.

Hot Docs: Dons and Bert and Roger and Herb

GCR USA - 17 August 2017

As temperatures rise and dockets cool, we have a selection of Hot Docs ranging from economists' analysis of the AT&T/Time Warner merger; an old article by Roger Alford, the new deputy assistant attorney general for international affairs at the Department of Justice's antitrust division; former DOJ attorneys weighing in favour of the Supreme Court taking the states' American Express appeal; and a pair of papers by antitrust boss Herbert Hovenkamp.

Feelin' hot hot hot: The Tipline for 17 August 2017

GCR USA - 17 August 2017

Hot Docs: The Return.

India orders stop to price-fixing by container transport associations

India orders stop to price-fixing by container transport associations

16 August 2017

India's competition enforcer has issued a cease-and-desist order to a group of container transport associations for fixing prices at Cochin port, which the authority said were "peculiar" in attempting to justify rather than deny the conduct.

FTC asks to exclude some Impax defences

FTC asks to exclude some Impax defences

GCR USA - 16 August 2017

The Federal Trade Commission's complaint counsel last week moved for a partial summary judgment against Impax Laboratories, saying many of Impax's defences of its challenged conduct fail as a matter of law.