Topic: Department of Justice

Texas court postpones trial in DOJ’s no-poach case

A federal Texas court presiding over the Department of Justice’s first criminal no-poach case has granted Surgical Care Affiliates’ request to delay the trial until November.

10 February 2021

ABA calls for more guidance from enforcers amid heightened uncertainty

The antitrust law section of the American Bar Association is urging the Biden administration to provide clarity on several subject matters as the nation grapples with the state of competition.

09 February 2021

Sunshine: Documents don’t tell the full story

Internal company documents can make for compelling evidence, but it is important for enforcers to recognise the broader context in which they are delivered, a former Department of Justice official has said.

08 February 2021

Slaughter defends decision suspending early terminations

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, acting chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, has defended the US antitrust agencies’ decision to temporarily stop granting early terminations.

08 February 2021

FTC official: Existing tools can address issues raised by Big Tech

The existing antitrust framework provides tools that can address the competitive concerns raised by large technology companies, according to a Federal Trade Commission official.

05 February 2021

FTC and DOJ temporarily suspend early terminations

The two US antitrust agencies have jointly suspended the practice of terminating preliminary merger investigations before the end of the traditional 30-day waiting period.

05 February 2021

Klobuchar introduces comprehensive antitrust legislation

Senator Amy Klobuchar has introduced sweeping legislation that would make it easier for plaintiffs to challenge mergers and anticompetitive conduct, overhaul the budgets of the US antitrust agencies and empower them to issue civil fines.

04 February 2021

DOJ official: Deferred prosecution not guaranteed in criminal healthcare cases

Despite the Antitrust Division’s recent increased use of deferred prosecution agreements, companies should not assume such agreements will always be used to resolve criminal cases in the healthcare sector, a Department of Justice official has said.

03 February 2021

West Virginia publisher: newspapers face existential threat from Google monopoly

Google’s monopoly over digital advertising threatens the very existence of the newspaper industry, a West Virginia publisher has alleged.

02 February 2021

Hot docs remain a crucial indicator of competition issues in fintech deals

The type of language used in internal documents to justify a proposed deal remains one of the best indicators for the Department of Justice in deciding whether a transaction in the financial technology sector will be anticompetitive, two former enforcers have said.

29 January 2021

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