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DOJ settles with Learfield/IMG after clearing merger

DOJ settles with Learfield/IMG after clearing merger

GCR USA - 15 February 2019

Six weeks after being created, the largest US collegiate sports marketing company has agreed to abstain from agreements not to compete with rivals as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice’s antitrust division.

Carlton: concentration is not proof of Benco conspiracy

Carlton: concentration is not proof of Benco conspiracy

GCR USA - 15 February 2019

The economic analysis of Henry Schein’s sales data is inconsistent with an alleged conspiracy in the dental supply industry, an economist testified for the company on Thursday.

House challenges T-Mobile/Sprint on jobs, connectivity and prices

House challenges T-Mobile/Sprint on jobs, connectivity and prices

GCR USA - 14 February 2019

While T-Mobile and Sprint executives promised their merger would “supercharge” competition against larger rivals, US lawmakers expressed doubts during a hearing on Capitol Hill yesterday.

DOJ pushes for per se rule on naked no-poach

DOJ pushes for per se rule on naked no-poach

GCR USA - 13 February 2019

“Naked” no-poach agreements between competing employers cannot be defended as procompetitive, the Department of Justice has told a judge overseeing a follow-on damages claim by workers against railway equipment makers who settled similar claims with the DOJ.

Ninth Circuit reinstates plaintiff's monopolisation win

Ninth Circuit reinstates plaintiff's monopolisation win

GCR USA - 12 February 2019

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reversed a lower court’s order for a new trial and reinstated a $44.4 million trebled damages award to Trendsettah for its monopolisation claims against cigar-maker Swisher.

Schein exec takes FTC accusation personally

Schein exec takes FTC accusation personally

GCR USA - 11 February 2019

A dental supply executive on Friday denied the Federal Trade Commission’s claims that Henry Schein had a policy to boycott selling to purchasing groups of independent dentists.

FTC misses geographic and product markets, Benco expert says

FTC misses geographic and product markets, Benco expert says

GCR USA - 08 February 2019

Testimony from the Federal Trade Commission’s expert economist claiming an illegal boycott by dental equipment suppliers should be disregarded for failure to identify the proper location and products involved, a defence expert has said.

Price discrimination’s harm to consumers remains “ambiguous”: FTC advisor

Price discrimination’s harm to consumers remains “ambiguous”: FTC advisor

GCR USA - 07 February 2019

Whether discriminatory pricing actually harms consumer welfare is still a very ambiguous, an economic advisor to Federal Trade Commission chairman Joseph Simons has said.

Express Scripts wins dismissal of exclusive dealing, tying claims

Express Scripts wins dismissal of exclusive dealing, tying claims

GCR USA - 06 February 2019

A Missouri federal judge has ruled a pharmacy administrative services company failed to show Express Scripts’ refusal to deal occurred as a result of a group boycott.

Enforcers give too much weight to efficiencies, says AAI president

Enforcers give too much weight to efficiencies, says AAI president

GCR USA - 05 February 2019

The US antitrust agencies’ acceptance of claims that mergers will result in innovation and lower costs has led to underenforcement of the competition laws, American Antitrust Institute president Diana Moss has said.

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