Fare competition: The Tipline for 24 January 2020

24 January 2020

Trial in the Department of Justice’s case against travel booking technology company Sabre’s purchase of Farelogix begins on Monday. We have previews of the government’s case and Sabre’s defence. Fittingly, we also have a report from a teleconference where a lawyer from the Federal Trade Commission explained how the other US antitrust agency reviews acquisitions of nascent competitors. Keep scrolling down for updates on two private lawsuits against dominant companies in their respective industries: one against large academic book publishers and booksellers brought by independent bookshops, and one against Google brought by a digital advertising platform.