Topic: Federal Trade Commission

EU and US enforcers clash on digital regulation

Margrethe Vestager has defended the EU’s proposed digital platform regulation, as the heads of both US antitrust agencies pushed back against the idea of imposing similar rules on some of the world’s biggest tech platforms.

14 September 2020

FTC: Einstein’s failing firm defence falls short

The Federal Trade Commission will argue at trial next week that Jefferson Health and Albert Einstein Healthcare Network are unable to meet the burden of proof to establish a failing firm defence allowing both companies to merge.

08 September 2020

Wright: Rulemaking could be next IP/antitrust battleground

The US antitrust agencies’ losses in intellectual property cases have increased the likelihood of a competition rulemaking, according to former Federal Trade Commission member Joshua Wright.

01 September 2020

Ex-enforcers advocate for new digital platform agency

The US needs a new federal agency responsible for ensuring competition and consumer protection in digital markets, former heads of the Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice’s antitrust division have argued.

24 August 2020

Vyera and Martin Shkreli fail in bid to end Daraprim lawsuit

A federal judge in New York has ruled that Martin Shkreli and his company Vyera Pharmaceuticals must face an FTC lawsuit accusing them of scheming to maintain the company’s monopoly over antiparasitic drug Daraprim.

19 August 2020

Humana’s monopolisation suit against Mallinckrodt moves forward

Humana has sufficiently alleged that Mallinckrodt illegally maintained a monopoly over treatment for infant seizures by purchasing rights to a potential substitute, a California federal court has ruled.

19 August 2020

Vyera claims Qualcomm reversal supports its defence against FTC

Vyera Pharmaceuticals has said a federal appellate court’s recent Qualcomm decision supports the company’s defence against FTC claims that it violated antitrust laws.

17 August 2020

FTC chair Simons not recused from next Qualcomm steps

Federal Trade Commission chair Joseph Simons is no longer recused from the agency’s monopolisation case against Qualcomm, according to an FTC spokesperson.

14 August 2020

Ninth Circuit provides Qualcomm resounding reversal

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reversed a lower court’s finding that Qualcomm’s licensing practices violated federal antitrust law.

12 August 2020

Judge grapples with coal’s future in Peabody/Arch Coal closing

The federal court judge presiding over the Federal Trade Commission’s challenge to a joint venture between Peabody Energy and Arch Coal has expressed wariness about her role in predicting the coal industry’s future.

11 August 2020

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