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Some experts criticise Sanders’s plan to “reinvigorate” FTC

Some experts criticise Sanders’s plan to “reinvigorate” FTC

GCR USA - 16 October 2019

Antitrust reform proposals by one of the top candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination drew scepticism from former enforcers and other experts.

Sayyed: Test limits of duty to deal before regulating it away

Sayyed: Test limits of duty to deal before regulating it away

GCR USA - 15 October 2019

Specialised regulation of technology companies may limit antitrust enforcement against them, the director of the Federal Trade Commission’s policy planning office has said.

Conner will succeed Hoffman as FTC antitrust boss

Conner will succeed Hoffman as FTC antitrust boss

GCR USA - 15 October 2019

Bruce Hoffman will step down as director of the US Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition next month, the agency announced on Friday.

FTC economist: natural experiments compellingly depict close competitors

FTC economist: natural experiments compellingly depict close competitors

GCR USA - 10 October 2019

Natural experiments that provide empirical evidence of the effect of certain variables can be “really compelling” because they show what actually happened due to a merger, an economist at the Federal Trade Commission has said.

Ninth Circuit revives shipping company’s monopoly conspiracy claim

Ninth Circuit revives shipping company’s monopoly conspiracy claim

GCR USA - 09 October 2019

A California court rightly dismissed a Sherman Act section 1 claim but not one of the section 2 claims brought over an exclusive lease to the only freight port on California’s Santa Catalina island, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled.

Hogan Lovells snags ex-FTC chief trial counsel

Hogan Lovells snags ex-FTC chief trial counsel

GCR USA - 08 October 2019

The Federal Trade Commission’s top antitrust litigator, Charles Loughlin, has joined the partnership at Hogan Lovells in Washington, DC.

US DOT denies antitrust immunity for Hawaiian/Japan Airlines joint venture

US DOT denies antitrust immunity for Hawaiian/Japan Airlines joint venture

GCR USA - 07 October 2019

The US Department of Transportation has allowed Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines to form a joint venture, but tentatively refused to exempt the venture from antitrust law.

Warren includes antitrust proposals in labour plan

Warren includes antitrust proposals in labour plan

GCR USA - 04 October 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has released a lengthy programme to raise wages for workers, which includes antitrust action that affects merger review.

Labouring for antitrust: The Tipline for 4 October 2019

GCR USA - 04 October 2019

Yesterday was a praised-filled day for the global antitrust community. While the Open Markets Institute lauded Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Labour Plan for recognising antitrust as a tool to advance freedom for workers, assistant attorney general Makan Delrahim showed his support for Mexico’s new guidelines on attorney-client communications.

Big drop in pay-for-delay questions, Reeves says

Big drop in pay-for-delay questions, Reeves says

GCR USA - 03 October 2019

Latham & Watkins antitrust chair Amanda Reeves has said that drugmakers are seeking counselling regarding pay-for-delay significantly less often than they did in the past.