Topic: Department of Justice

Broiler chicken defendants prepare to redirect blame at trial

Several executives accused of fixing prices for broiler chicken products are prepared to point the blame at their colleagues during a criminal trial starting next week.

20 October 2021

Lawmakers say they may ask DOJ to criminally investigate Amazon

Five members of the House of Representatives’ antitrust subcommittee have said they are considering formally asking the Department of Justice to investigate whether certain Amazon employees lied during congressional testimony.

19 October 2021

DOJ: District court erred in dismissing FIFA lawsuit

A federal court in Manhattan set too high a bar for the advancement of a sports promoter’s case accusing the world’s soccer governing body of illegally conspiring to allocate competitive matches, the Department of Justice has said.

18 October 2021

Senate to introduce tweaked non-discrimination bill focused on tech platforms

A bipartisan group of senators plans to introduce legislation that would prohibit a select group of tech platforms from preferencing their own products and services in a way deemed harmful to competition.

15 October 2021

American Airlines and JetBlue begin sharing loyalty benefits amid DOJ suit

American Airlines and JetBlue have introduced new perks for members of the other’s loyalty programme as the Department of Justice sues to terminate their partnership in court.

14 October 2021

Kanter underscores scepticism of antitrust economics

President Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Justice's antitrust division has stood by his assertion that economics has played an outsized role in enforcing US competition law.

07 October 2021

Powers stresses cooperation with FTC on merger enforcement

Acting assistant attorney general Richard Powers has emphasised that collaboration with the Federal Trade Commission is a top priority for the Antitrust Division as the FTC pushes ahead with a stricter approach to merger enforcement.

04 October 2021

Wu: US antitrust policy too reliant on law enforcement

Competition policy in the US stands out for its reluctance to embrace rules and regulations as a complement to litigation, a White House adviser has said.

01 October 2021

Former antitrust chiefs urge Senate to swiftly confirm Kanter

Nine former heads of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division have urged the Senate to quickly confirm the Biden administration’s nomination of Jonathan Kanter as assistant attorney general.

27 September 2021

DOJ challenges “de facto merger” of American Airlines and JetBlue

The Department of Justice and several state enforcers have asked a federal court in Boston to block American Airlines and JetBlue from carrying out a partnership that pools operations at four airports.

22 September 2021

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