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Senior Republican: market power could facilitate discriminatory content filtering

Senior Republican: market power could facilitate discriminatory content filtering

GCR USA - 18 July 2018

The head of the House of Representatives judiciary committee has suggested that market power allows social media giants such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to filter their content without the fear of losing customers.

Hassi joins Debevoise & Plimpton

Hassi joins Debevoise & Plimpton

GCR USA - 18 July 2018

Former Federal Trade Commission chief trial counsel Ted Hassi has left O’Melveny & Myers to become a partner in Debevoise & Plimpton’s Washington, DC, office.

Judge denies class cert to AndroGel plaintiffs

Judge denies class cert to AndroGel plaintiffs

GCR USA - 18 July 2018

Direct purchasers suing drugmakers over alleged pay-to-delay settlements can join together as plaintiffs rather than be certified as a class, a federal judge ruled this week.

FCC to challenge Sinclair/Tribune

FCC to challenge Sinclair/Tribune

GCR USA - 17 July 2018

The Federal Communications Commission will challenge Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media in its administrative court.

Federal court will hear FTC challenge to Tronox

Federal court will hear FTC challenge to Tronox

GCR USA - 17 July 2018

A federal district court judge has laid out how the Federal Trade Commission can seek a preliminary injunction against the Tronox/Cristal merger after having already challenged the deal in the agency’s internal tribunal.

FTC counsel appeal loss in Impax

FTC counsel appeal loss in Impax

GCR USA - 16 July 2018

Federal Trade Commission lawyers have appealed against a ruling by an FTC administrative law judge that found the benefits of a reverse-payment settlement outweighed the harm to competition.

Ninth Circuit ponders natural gas release

Ninth Circuit ponders natural gas release

GCR USA - 16 July 2018

Dynegy, Sinclair Oil, OneOK and other energy industry players battled in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday over how one release in an antitrust lawsuit involving the trading of natural gas futures affected summary judgment and class certification for other plaintiffs.

Restaurants agree to end restrictive employment practices

Restaurants agree to end restrictive employment practices

GCR USA - 13 July 2018

Washington State has resolved its antitrust investigation of seven large fast-food chains with an agreement that they will end restrictive employment practices that prevent workers from moving among the chains’ various franchise locations.

Senators consider more merger hearings

Senators consider more merger hearings

GCR USA - 13 July 2018

Senators Mike Lee and Amy Klobuchar are considering having additional hearings to address antitrust concerns over proposed mergers.

Doctors sue board over hurdle to cancer treatment

Doctors sue board over hurdle to cancer treatment

GCR USA - 12 July 2018

The American Board of Medical Specialists has conspired to foreclose competition for a certain type of simple cancer treatment by creating a sub-speciality board, a trio of doctors has alleged in a putative class action complaint.

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