Law: Sherman Antitrust Act 1890 (USA)

Disney fails to fend off bundling and MFN lawsuit

Disney must face allegations it illegally forces live TV streaming services to carry ESPN and that sets an illegal price floor to protect its controlling stake in Hulu, a federal judge in San Francisco has ruled.

03 October 2023

FICO monopolisation claims survive motion to dismiss

Fair Isaac Corporation must face allegations it monopolised the market for business-to-business credit scores by imposing anticompetitive licencing clauses against three credit bureaus, a federal judge in Chicago has ruled.

02 October 2023

Google: Microsoft is more restrictive

Microsoft has erected greater barriers on its Windows platform yet still failed to retain customers for its search engine and web browser, counsel to Google has argued.

29 September 2023

FTC avoids radical approach with Amazon case

The most progressive Federal Trade Commission in a generation has opted for a more orthodox playbook in its blockbuster lawsuit against Amazon, several competition experts have said.

27 September 2023

FTC sues Amazon

The US Federal Trade Commission and 17 state enforcers have accused Amazon of illegally maintaining monopoly power in online shopping markets by implementing illegal price floors, forcing sellers to use its fulfilment services and unfairly favouring its own products.

26 September 2023

FTC accuses private equity of monopolising anaesthesia market

US Anesthesia Partners and its private-equity backer illegally monopolised anaesthesia services in Texas by rolling up smaller rivals and agreeing to set prices and allocate markets, the Federal Trade Commission has said.

22 September 2023

Judge wary of settling Papa John’s no-poach case

A federal judge in Kentucky has rebuffed calls to approve a novel $5 million payout to Papa John’s employees, finding it “not entirely obvious” the no-poach agreements harmed franchise employees.

20 September 2023

Sanofi denies abuse of FDA’s Orange Book

Sanofi-Aventis says that Mylan Pharmaceuticals’ allegations that it illegally cornered the market for long-lasting insulin are merely a mishmash of “antitrust buzz words”.

19 September 2023

California unveils additional backdated settlement in Auto Parts case

Meritor colluded with several manufacturers and suppliers to rig bids and fix prices for exhaust system parts, the State of California has claimed in a complaint accompanying a rare backdated settlement with the company.

15 September 2023

JetBlue/Spirit propose additional divestitures ahead of trial

JetBlue has revealed plans to divest gates and flight slots at two US airports to ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air as it seeks to win approval for its proposed $3.8 billion acquisition of Spirit Airlines.

12 September 2023

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