Raison d’être: The Tipline for 19 May 2020

A federal appeals court has confirmed that NCAA rules limiting the compensation of student athletes are anticompetitive. But one of the judges criticised the way courts apply the rule of reason in antitrust cases, saying the judiciary generally makes it too easy for companies to argue their conduct is procompetitive. Also in Tipline, Amazon responds to the House antitrust subcommittee’s request that chief executive Jeff Bezos testify on the company’s use of third-party seller data, and Yale economist Fiona Scott Morton outlines a potential antitrust case against Google.

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