Delrahim on the sidelines: The Tipline for 5 February 2020

With trial in the Department of Justice’s case against the merger of Sabre and Farelogix ending tomorrow, is it too soon to start thinking about the cases the DOJ might bring in its investigation of technology companies? That inquiry is moving along, according to a few recent press reports. A DOJ spokesperson confirmed that deputy attorney general Jeffrey Rosen and other agency officials met with state attorneys general regarding antitrust enforcement in technology markets yesterday, but the spokesman did not say what companies agency representatives discussed with the states. And assistant attorney general Makan Delrahim has recused himself from the DOJ’s investigation of Google, the New York Times reported yesterday, while Reuters said the DOJ has interviewed app developers as part of its investigation of Apple.

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