Cheaper by the dozen: The Tipline for 7 December 2020

As Facebook acquired companies with the ease of a college freshman sending out friend requests, it might have missed an opportunity by not purchasing itself a marquee law firm. Sure, a company can always go the old-fashioned route of picking up one in-house counsel at a time, but think of the potential synergies from bringing on a whole firm. With multiple competition-related probes against the social media company reportedly building momentum, two private plaintiffs hope they landed the first antitrust punch last week in a lawsuit that cited heavily from the House of Representatives antitrust subcommittee’s report.

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