South Africa’s specialist competition court has dismissed a complaint from the country’s competition authority alleging that two rival cinemas enforced an illegal market-sharing agreement.
Following two years of litigation, consent agreements between four major publishers and Canada’s competition enforcer will come into full effect, after Canada’s Federal Court last week rejected an e-book retailer’s challenge to the settlements’ validity.
The EU’s top court has upheld the principle that an agreement to disseminate misleading information about products can violate competition law – the basis for Italy’s antitrust enforcer to fine two drugmakers for claiming that off-label use of a drug was dangerous.
A federal jury has found that Jeld-Wen’s acquisition of Craftmaster Manufacturing caused millions of dollars in damages to rival doormaker Steves and Sons.
The Federal Trade Commission and Impax squared off on Thursday in a final round of arguments over the pay-for-delay case in the agency’s internal tribunal.
Cornerstone Research London head Peter Davis and principal Maria Maher analyse patterns in the numbers of recent European Commission antitrust investigations – the apparent drop in cartel probes and the current flurry of investigations following the e-commerce sector inquiry.
Etienne Pfister, chief economist at France’s Competition Authority, said more empirical evidence is needed to determine whether and how the use of online pricing algorithms could potentially violate competition law, and warned regulation and oversight of such pricing programs will be costly. Janith Aranze at GCR Live 6th Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology in Brussels
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