Topic: Department of Justice

DOJ: Northeast Alliance designed to foster competitive indifference

American Airlines ditched plans to “fight like hell” for JetBlue’s business in favour of a partnership designed to reduce flight capacity, the Department of Justice will argue in court today.

27 September 2022

DOJ loses challenge to sugar merger

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division has failed to block US Sugar’s $315 million purchase of Imperial Sugar.

26 September 2022

Experts say latest vertical merger loss shows higher burden for evidence

The Department of Justice’s unsuccessful challenge to UnitedHealth’s acquisition of Change Healthcare highlights the high evidential bar in vertical merger lawsuits, several antitrust practitioners have said.

23 September 2022

DOJ attorney returns to Covington in DC

Former Department of Justice official Lauren Willard has rejoined Covington & Burling's antitrust practice in Washington, DC, as a partner.

22 September 2022

DOJ official: current antitrust framework can promote sustainability

The Department of Justice is doing its part to promote sustainability by effectively enforcing competition law, an Antitrust Division official has said.

21 September 2022

GOP senators rail against Khan’s FTC

Republican senators have used an oversight hearing to pointedly grill Federal Trade Commission leadership on topics ranging from slumping morale to the agency’s “inconsistent” use of market definitions.

21 September 2022

Biden issues landmark executive order on CFIUS national security factors

President Joe Biden has issued a first-of-its-kind executive order expanding on the existing list of factors that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States should consider when reviewing deals for national security concerns.

20 September 2022

Booz Allen would suffer if it harms NSA, economist testifies

It would not be profitable for Booz Allen Hamilton to submit an inferior bid to the National Security Agency following its acquisition of EverWatch, an economist testifying on behalf of the merging parties has said.

20 September 2022

Antitrust Division says district court was wrong in states’ Meta case

The Department of Justice has appeared before a federal appellate court to criticise aspects of a lower court's dismissal of claims from a coalition of states accusing Meta Platforms of acquiring its competition to enshrine its social networking monopoly.

20 September 2022

Defence officials express preference for competitive bids

As the Department of Justice tries to prevent Booz Allen Hamilton/EverWatch from closing, three officials from the Department of Defense have testified that the government receives better services when multiple companies submit bids.

16 September 2022

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