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Connecticut liquor challenge faces hurdles

A national liquor retailer’s attempt to stop enforcement of state laws mandating minimum pricing on alcohol sales may have to get past the state action doctrine and the Eleventh Amendment. 

Civil liability adds uncertainty for potential leniency applicants, says Louis

DG Comp official: no presumption of harm in innovation analysis

Patent hold-up a valid antitrust concern, Laitenberger and Baer say

Data is an asset consumers can choose to trade, Delrahim says

Consumers’ preferences show they have varying views of whether they want to trade their data for advertising-funded services, which makes competitive markets the appropriate solution to privacy concerns, the head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.

AT&T rests after CEO slams “absurd” antitrust theory

The Department of Justice’s leverage argument – that AT&T’s merger with Time Warner would allow the distributor to raise content prices on competitors – is “absurd” and “defies logic”, the telecommunications giant’s chief executive said yesterday. 

An interview with John Pecman

The tenure of Canada’s acclaimed Commissioner of Competition John Pecman is set to expire in June 2018. Sonya Lalli spoke to him in September about how the Competition Bureau has fared under his leadership, challenges that persist and what could lie ahead.

Civil liability adds uncertainty for potential leniency applicants, says Louis

The risk of follow-on damages claims in Europe is a “contributing factor” in the difficulty of convincing a company to enter into a leniency programme, and has increased “uncertainty” for practitioners in advising clients, a Brussels lawyer said last week. Janith Aranze at GCR Live Cartels in Washington, DC

Analysis Group hires and promotes

Economic consultancy Analysis Group has hired Antoine Chapsal in Paris and promoted several members of its competition team in North America.

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