Market Studies and Inquiries

UK enforcer addresses “deep-seated problems” in audit sector

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has recommended that the Big Four accountancy firms separate their auditing and consulting operations but stopped short of calling for a legal carve-up of their businesses.

Apple probed for abuse based on app store study

EU digital report: lawyers react

Expert report highlights flaws in EU digital competition policy

Cowspiracy: The Tipline for 24 April 2019

Sixteen years ago today, the Department of Justice sued to compel Dairy Farmers of America to divest its interests in Southern Belle Dairy “to prevent higher milk prices” for over 100 school districts in Kentucky and Tennessee. Dairy Farmers of America was initially granted summary judgment before a Kentucky district court, but the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit later reversed the ruling. Dairy Farmers of America then divested its stake in Southern Belle to settle the DOJ’s claims. Yesterday, a group of cattle ranchers filed an antitrust lawsuit alleging a conspiracy to limit beef output from meat packers. Did they recognise this significant anniversary? Perhaps not, but today, we at GCR USA celebrate the intersection of bovines and antitrust law.

FTC and dental suppliers argue over communications

The Federal Trade Commission and the three largest US dental suppliers have sparred over whether allegedly unlawful communications between the supply companies were a conspiracy to boycott buying groups or the harmless dismissal of customers they wanted to avoid.

Market study remedies pose challenges, say Australian and French enforcers

The heads of the competition agencies in France and Australia would not welcome the power to impose remedies after conducting market studies because doing so would present several challenges.


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