Cartels

US DOJ charges sales execs over HDD cartel

A federal grand jury has indicted two former NHK Spring sales executives for facilitating the company’s role in fixing prices and divvying up markets for hard disk drives.

Deferred prosecution offers middle-ground solution, DOJ official says

Trucks experts can discuss economic tests, CAT rules

Philippines brings big insurance cartel case

Ex-Saks workers sue over no-poach agreements

Three former employees of Saks have sued the department store chain along with six luxury retailers, alleging that they entered into no-poach agreements that violated antitrust laws.

Litigators of the week: Freshfields and Dechert defeat FTC

The Federal Trade Commission rarely loses its bids for preliminary injunctions to prevent deals from being consummated.  

When robots collude

Today, cartelists are less likely to meet in a smoke-filled room than in a chat room. Is the next step for them to avoid meeting at all? Charley Connor explores how artificial intelligence could enable companies to avoid both antitrust liability and competition.

Deferred prosecution offers middle-ground solution, DOJ official says

Deferred prosecution agreements can provide an important middle ground between declining to prosecute and securing a conviction, the head of criminal enforcement at the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said. 

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview

After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down last week as the Commissioner of Competition. He spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James B Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective, last month.


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