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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. 

Can It: The Tipline for 13 August 2019

Home for the holidays: The Tipline for 26 July 2019

US slams China’s antitrust enforcement for bias

When in doubt, buy them out: The Tipline for 21 August 2019

Critics have argued that the Department of Justice’s antitrust division was too lenient in approving airline mergers amid a string of consolidation during the Obama administration. Many of those same critics have argued US antitrust enforcers have been too lenient in approving technology mergers. Yesterday, the agency challenged a deal that encompasses both sectors. The division alleges Sabre’s acquisition of Farelogix is an attempt to eliminate a “disruptive competitor” in the market for airline flight booking services. Meanwhile, Sabre said the DOJ’s claims “reflect a fundamental misunderstanding of the industry”. 

DOJ challenges Sabre’s acquisition of a “disruptive competitor”

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division has sued to block Sabre’s purchase of a rival travel technology company.

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.

German enforcer: Innovation in digital economy is all about data access

The head of Germany’s Monopolies Commission has praised Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon for investing in innovation, but said they need to grant greater access to rivals.

Canada hires chief digital enforcement officer

Canada’s competition authority has hired IBM associate partner George McDonald to be its first chief digital enforcement officer for a period of up to two years.

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