USA News

FTC and dental suppliers argue over communications

FTC and dental suppliers argue over communications

GCR USA - 24 April 2019

The Federal Trade Commission and the three largest US dental suppliers have sparred over whether allegedly unlawful communications between the supply companies were a conspiracy to boycott buying groups or the harmless dismissal of customers they wanted to avoid.

Pozen set to join Clifford Chance

Pozen set to join Clifford Chance

GCR USA - 24 April 2019

After leading General Electric’s global competition law and policy team for nearly five years, Sharis Pozen is leaving the company to join the partnership at Clifford Chance in Washington, DC.

Robinson-Patman needs updating, observers say

Robinson-Patman needs updating, observers say

GCR USA - 23 April 2019

Lawyers have criticised the Robinson-Patman Act for being outdated and ill-equipped to address price discrimination in the online economy.

Apple/Qualcomm settlement allows “anticompetitive” business model to continue, observers say

Apple/Qualcomm settlement allows “anticompetitive” business model to continue, observers say

GCR USA - 18 April 2019

Shortly after opening arguments before a San Diego federal court on Tuesday, Apple and Qualcomm announced that they have agreed to settle their multi-billion dollar antitrust battle.

Democrats want info on potential Gannett, MLB deals

Democrats want info on potential Gannett, MLB deals

GCR USA - 17 April 2019

Congressional Democrats continue to eye stricter antitrust enforcement as leaders in both chambers have sent letters raising competitive concerns about a pair of potential deals in the media industry.

Merger lookbacks have multiple costs, ex-enforcers warn

Merger lookbacks have multiple costs, ex-enforcers warn

GCR USA - 15 April 2019

Merger retrospectives not only add to the workload for US antitrust agencies that are already strapped for resources, but they also risk creating a record that companies might use to block future enforcement, former senior officials have said.

Finch: Standard-setters need flexibility

Finch: Standard-setters need flexibility

GCR USA - 15 April 2019

Standard-setting organisations need to be allowed to be flexible in trying out different patent policies as the groups compete with each other, the second-highest-ranking lawyer at the Department of Justice’s antitrust division said last week.

ACPERA provisions need clarity, panellists tell DOJ

ACPERA provisions need clarity, panellists tell DOJ

GCR USA - 12 April 2019

Courts have been very unclear as to what qualifies as “timely” or “satisfactory” cooperation with plaintiffs to enjoy the benefits of leniency under US antitrust law, some observers have said.

Tronox appeases FTC with Cristal divestiture

Tronox appeases FTC with Cristal divestiture

GCR USA - 11 April 2019

After more than a year of litigation, Tronox has resolved the Federal Trade Commission’s challenge to the chemical company’s acquisition of Cristal’s titanium dioxide business by agreeing to sell Cristal’s North American assets to Ineos.

Delrahim: music streaming services innovate too

Delrahim: music streaming services innovate too

GCR USA - 11 April 2019

The evolution of how consumers listen to music is itself an innovation worth considering in competition enforcement, assistant attorney general Makan Delrahim said yesterday.