North America

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. 

AT&T gets receptive hearing against US DOJ appeal

Firms promote in Europe and Asia

SCOTUS set to take bite of Apple case

Judge pushes DOJ on efficiencies and arbitration

Two judges who will decide the Department of Justice’s bid to undo the AT&T/Time Warner merger have indicated that they did not see a “clear error” in the lower court’s ruling to allow the deal, while a third has pressed the government to explain arguments missing from its brief.

Phillips doubts threat from common ownership

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips questioned on Thursday whether common ownership of companies in the same industry threatened competition and warranted scrutiny from antitrust enforcers.

California’s antitrust bar

As the world’s fifth-largest economy, the state of California and its local enforcement agencies feed a sizeable antitrust bar. Pallavi Guniganti looks at the best of the West Coast.

Failure to assist farmers is biggest regret, says ex-AAG

A former acting assistant attorney general for antitrust has said “the hardest” matter from her time at the Department of Justice was attempting to help farmers push back against powerful meat packing companies.

Firms promote in Europe and Asia

Four firms have recently promoted members of their competition teams to counsel and partner in Europe and Asia.

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