Topic: Federal Trade Commission

Broadcom settles US monopolisation complaint

The US Federal Trade Commission has sued and subsequently settled claims that Broadcom illegally monopolised markets for certain computer chips through exclusive contracts and coercive conduct.

02 July 2021

Amazon seeks recusal of FTC chair Khan

Amazon has petitioned to have Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan recused from any antitrust investigation into the company.

01 July 2021

Judge dismisses Facebook complaints brought by FTC and states

A federal judge has dismissed a pair of lawsuits brought by the Federal Trade Commission and various state enforcers accusing Facebook of illegally monopolising the market for personal social networks.

29 June 2021

Takeda and Endo hit with pay-for-delay claims

Takeda Pharmaceutical and Endo International are facing a lawsuit over an alleged scheme to block generic competition to Takeda’s branded anti-constipation drug Amitiza.

28 June 2021

Slaughter: FTC will seek more than a breakup in Facebook case

Federal Trade Commission member Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has said the agency will likely want additional remedies in its case against Facebook beyond just the divestitures of Instagram and WhatsApp.

28 June 2021

House committee advances tech-focused antitrust package during marathon hearing

A House committee has advanced five antitrust bills that would equip the US competition agencies with a broad new range of enforcement and regulatory powers aimed at the nation’s largest technology platforms.

24 June 2021

Altria expert: E-cigarette market exit was a boon for competition

The discontinuation of Altria’s e-cigarette products provided consumers with a greater variety of cheaper vaping products, an economic expert testifying on behalf of Altria has said as the Federal Trade Commission seeks to unwind the company’s 35% stake in Juul Labs.

23 June 2021

Slaughter: Don’t rule out privacy remedy in Facebook case

Federal Trade Commission member Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has suggested that a remedy that could address Facebook’s control over data could still be on the table in the agency’s monopolisation lawsuit against the company.

21 June 2021

Khan takes the lead at FTC

President Joe Biden has designated Lina Khan as chair of the Federal Trade Commission hours after the Senate confirmed her nomination to be a commissioner in a 69-to-28 vote.

16 June 2021

Altria e-vapour product would have been unsuccessful, executive says

An Altria executive has said the company was still “five to six years away” during the summer of 2018 – just months before it reached a deal agreement with rival Juul – from being able to sell a successful e-vapour product.

16 June 2021

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