Region: North America

DOJ says refusal-to-deal lawsuit against Comcast doesn’t warrant further review

The Department of Justice has urged the Supreme Court to deny Comcast’s request to review revived tying and refusal-to-deal claims brought against the company by Viamedia.

28 May 2021

Former FTC commissioner Thomas Leary remembered

The antitrust community is mourning the loss of Thomas Leary, a celebrated former member of the Federal Trade Commission, who died on 21 May at the age of 89.

27 May 2021

Judge expresses concern about potential remedy in Epic Games case

A California judge has voiced uncertainty about the remedy Epic Games has recommended if she finds that Apple is liable for its alleged anticompetitive conduct.

25 May 2021

Apple executive touts security benefits of its closed ecosystem

Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, has claimed that allowing multiple app stores on the iPhone could derail the security of the mobile operating system.

20 May 2021

Mayer Brown snags FTC alum Gail Levine to co-chair antitrust group

Gail Levine, formerly deputy director of the Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition, has joined Mayer Brown as a partner in Washington, DC.

19 May 2021

Tee Time: The Tipline for 17 May 2021

Nearly five months have passed and the Biden administration has still not named permanent leadership at either US antitrust agency. However, things are reportedly moving along. The Information reported on Saturday that Federal Trade Commission acting chair Rebecca Kelly Slaughter is set to name Eyitayo St Matthew-Daniel as the director of the agency’s competition bureau. The former Morgan Lewis & Bockius attorney, who goes by “Tee”, has been with the Department of Justice since 2015.

16 May 2021

Epic’s economic experts criticise Apple's app restrictions

Economic experts instructed by Epic Games have taken aim at the restrictions Apple imposes on app developers, including anti-steering provisions that prevent app makers from informing users of payment methods outside of Apple’s App Store.

12 May 2021

Apple pushes back on criticism of app review process

Apple’s marketing manager has said he takes offence to Epic Games’ claim that the company’s app review process is a sham designed to protect Apple’s monopoly.

10 May 2021

Apple executive defends App Store in fourth day of trial

Apple’s top App Store executive has attempted to fend off attacks against the platform, while also stating that he was unaware of a plan to lock consumers into the company’s ecosystem – a central part of Epic Games’ monopolisation lawsuit against the iPhone-maker.

07 May 2021

Judge questions Epic about ‘Plan B’ if equitable relief is denied

The federal judge presiding over Epic Games’ lawsuit against Apple has asked Epic's chief executive Tim Sweeney about his backup plan if she rules in favour of the iPhone-maker.

05 May 2021

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