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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. 

US FTC rethinks consensus on antitrust

Another individual acquitted in Canadian bid-rigging case

Who’s Who Legal shines spotlight on antitrust leaders

California insurance chief grills CVS and Aetna

The head of California’s Department of Insurance has questioned executives from CVS Health and Aetna on the potential for their proposed merger to lead to discriminatory behaviour, and suggested that the claimed efficiencies could instead be achieved through a contract.

Judge says ex-Bumble Bee boss can’t travel

A federal judge has refused to allow the former chief executive of Bumble Bee Foods to attend his nephew’s wedding, following his indictment for allegedly conspiring to fix prices of packaged seafood.

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview, part II

After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down on 30 May as the Commissioner of Competition. Last month, he spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James B Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective. See Part I of the interview.

Innovation analysis lacks reliable presumptions, says US DOJ deputy

The principal deputy assistant attorney general at the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has identified a lack of good presumptions on which to rely when analysing and measuring innovation in merger reviews.

Who’s Who Legal shines spotlight on antitrust leaders

Many familiar names and newcomers feature in the 19th edition of Who’s Who Legal: Competition, which has once again identified the world’s leading antitrust lawyers and future stars of the profession.

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