Topic: Department of Justice

Judge Mehta: DOJ’s protective order “raises due process concerns” for Google

Google’s due process rights may be violated if its in-house attorneys are denied broad access to documents third parties submitted to the Department of Justice during the agency’s antitrust probe of the technology company, the federal judge presiding over the case has said.

03 December 2020

Forex claimants secure convicted ex-trader as expert

Courts in London and New York have allowed claimants seeking antitrust damages from banks accused of rigging foreign exchange rates to use former Barclays trader-turned-whistleblower Jason Katz as a consultant.

02 December 2020

Biden selects antitrust progressives as economic advisers

President-elect Joe Biden has selected two outspoken advocates for more aggressive antitrust enforcement to serve on his Council of Economic Advisers.

02 December 2020

Visa defends merger with Plaid, slams DOJ’s “potential competition” theory of harm

Visa has said its acquisition of Plaid would result in significant benefits “that simply dwarf the highly remote and speculative risk of anticompetitive effects” that the Department of Justice has alleged will stem from the transaction.

01 December 2020

DOJ requires Intuit to sell Credit Karma’s free tax business

Intuit must divest Credit Karma’s digital do-it-yourself tax business to move forward with its $7.1 billion acquisition of the financial technology company, the Department of Justice has said.

30 November 2020

Penguin Random House/Simon & Schuster likely to receive antitrust scrutiny

Penguin Random House’s proposed $2 billion merger with rival book publisher Simon & Schuster is likely to be closely scrutinised for antitrust concerns.

30 November 2020

Eleventh Circuit questions Delrahim on precedent for reversing Blue Cross immunity

A federal appellate court has questioned the Department of Justice's antitrust chief on what precedent should guide its evaluation of whether Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida should be immune from an antitrust lawsuit brought by a rival insurance company.

23 November 2020

National Association of Realtors agrees to repeal rules challenged by DOJ

The largest US trade association for real estate brokers has agreed to terminate several rules and policies that the Department of Justice said illegally restrained competition.

20 November 2020

Dramatic antitrust rebuild proposed for Biden administration

A government-wide revamp of US competition enforcement is needed to address past failures to rein in monopoly power, a group of ex-enforcers has said.

19 November 2020

Facebook official criticises Democratic legislative proposals

Proposed legislation intended to address perceived competition issues by lowering burdens of proof is unlikely to be positive for antitrust, Facebook’s director and associate general counsel for competition has said.

19 November 2020

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