Topic: Department of Justice

US DOJ seeks "structural relief" in Google monopolisation case

Google has illegally maintained monopolies over online search and search advertising through agreements intended to prevent competition, the US Department of Justice and 11 US state enforcers have said in a long-expected lawsuit against the company.

20 October 2020

Chopra urges DOJ to reject ‘current failed approach’ to bank mergers

Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra has urged the Department of Justice to strengthen its banking merger guidelines, warning that its current approach to reviewing deals in that sector ignores systemic risks and non-price related harms.

19 October 2020

Slaughter and other experts react to House report

The House of Representatives' antitrust subcommittee staff published a sweeping report on 6 October describing what it viewed as an abuse of monopoly power by Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple – while recommending an overhaul of US antitrust law. GCR USA invited reactions from several key members of the antitrust community on the report’s findings and potential consequences

16 October 2020

System for merger challenges needs reviewing, Delrahim says

Department of Justice antitrust head Makan Delrahim has said the system for resolving merger disputes between US competition enforcers and companies “requires some review as well”, following a congressional report calling for a revamp of the nation’s antitrust laws.

13 October 2020

US lawmakers endorse bold overhaul of antitrust rules

Failing to bolster federal antitrust law to rein in the power of dominant digital platforms endangers the US economy and democracy, the US House of Representatives’ antitrust subcommittee has said in a hotly anticipated report on the state of the country’s monopoly rules.

07 October 2020

Antitrust law reform receives support from some Republicans

Two Republicans on the House of Representatives’ antitrust subcommittee have backed potential changes to strengthen US competition laws.

02 October 2020

FTC: Ninth Circuit’s Qualcomm mistakes threaten antitrust law

The Federal Trade Commission has asked that the full US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rehear its monopolisation case against Qualcomm, arguing that a three-judge panel on the court failed to grasp basic principles of antitrust law in its August ruling.

28 September 2020

Ex-oncology network president charged in market-allocation conspiracy

A federal grand jury has indicted the former president of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute for conspiring to allocate oncology treatments to patients in southwest Florida.

25 September 2020

FTC and DOJ seek more information on ownership stakes in merger filings

The US antitrust agencies are seeking to change rules for self-reporting mergers to require parties to disclose more information about their affiliated entities and exempt more transactions from antitrust review.

22 September 2020

DOJ conditionally clears Anheuser-Busch/Craft Brew Alliance

The Department of Justice has approved Anheuser-Busch InBev’s full purchase of Crew Brew Alliance on the condition that the companies divest one of the alliance’s brands in Hawaii.

21 September 2020

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