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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 DOJ slams lower court in AT&T brief

US sues to stop Tronox from closing Cristal deal

DOJ arrests two execs in new shipping probe

AT&T judge wrong to discount filings, says FCC

Judge Richard Leon erred by discrediting regulatory filings made by AT&T and DirecTV in his ruling to allow the AT&T/Time Warner merger, the Federal Communications Commission said in one of several amicus briefs submitted on Monday.

FCC speaks on AT&T/Time Warner: The Tipline for 15 August 2018

The Federal Communications Commission did little to get in the way of the AT&T/Time Warner tie-up during the merger review process, but the agency has now filed an amicus curiae brief in defence of evidence used by the Department of Justice as the Antitrust Division seeks to block the deal on appeal. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said last year that the agency did not have the authority to review the deal because AT&T was not acquiring any licences from Time Warner. Although the agency said it is not taking an official stance on the litigation, its brief certainly aids the Antitrust Division’s argument.

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.

Fasken hires Pecman

John Pecman, who left Canada’s Competition Bureau earlier this month after 34 years, is set to join Fasken Martineau DuMoulin in Ottawa.

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