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Legere says he made AT&T and Verizon compete

Legere says he made AT&T and Verizon compete

GCR USA - 13 December 2019

T-Mobile’s chief executive has testified that his company “forced” Verizon and AT&T to stop being “lazy,” but that it will need Sprint’s assets to maintain competitive pressure.

Shapiro: T-Mobile/Sprint increases likelihood of coordination

Shapiro: T-Mobile/Sprint increases likelihood of coordination

GCR USA - 12 December 2019

T-Mobile’s acquisition of Sprint is likely to hurt competition in the national and local markets for retail mobile wireless telecommunications, an economic expert has testified on behalf of several states.

Judge asks if Dish can compete in Sprint’s place

Judge asks if Dish can compete in Sprint’s place

GCR USA - 11 December 2019

The judge presiding over the states’ challenge to T-Mobile/Sprint has asked whether Dish Network would be able to fill Sprint’s place in the market for national mobile service.

Sprint exec said T-Mobile deal would benefit Verizon and AT&T

Sprint exec said T-Mobile deal would benefit Verizon and AT&T

GCR USA - 10 December 2019

According to his private messages, a Sprint executive suggested that a deal with T-Mobile could raise prices.

Judge in T-Mobile/Sprint will scrutinise likelihood of new entry

Judge in T-Mobile/Sprint will scrutinise likelihood of new entry

GCR USA - 09 December 2019

The judge overseeing states’ challenge to the T-Mobile/Sprint merger appears particularly interested in determining whether a settlement the companies reached with the Department of Justice establishes a new market entrant.

Texas appeals court revives antitrust suit against AMC

Texas appeals court revives antitrust suit against AMC

GCR USA - 09 December 2019

Upstart luxury movie theater chain iPic raised genuine issues as to whether two larger chains conspired against it, a state appellate court in Houston has held.

Q&A with Lisa Phelan

Q&A with Lisa Phelan

GCR USA - 09 December 2019

Morrison & Foerster partner Lisa Phelan is a former chief of the National Criminal Enforcement and Washington Criminal I Sections of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. Despite going after hundreds of accused cartelists in her 30 years at the DOJ, Phelan has said the agency prosecuted only two women during her tenure. In a Q&A with GCR USA, she discussed her views on gender imbalance in big business and why antitrust enforcement needs to rethink its male-oriented lens.

Co-conspirator evidence helped DOJ convict tuna exec

Co-conspirator evidence helped DOJ convict tuna exec

GCR USA - 06 December 2019

Criminal antitrust trials are never easy, but the extent of conspirator evidence against the former chief executive of Bumble Bee helped the Department of Justice to secure a conviction, cartel experts have said.

Antitrust observers raise doubts about Warren proposal

Antitrust observers raise doubts about Warren proposal

GCR USA - 06 December 2019

Lawyers and economists who worked at the federal antitrust agencies during Republican administrations have been scathing toward Senator Elizabeth Warren’s draft antitrust legislation, while experts on the left also disagree with some aspects of the bill.

Warren’s planned antitrust law fights bigness

Warren’s planned antitrust law fights bigness

GCR USA - 05 December 2019

Democratic senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has drafted legislation that mandates more expansive enforcement of antitrust law, with companies singled out for merger prohibitions and market power designation based on their global revenues.