Region: North America

Private plaintiffs say their Facebook case is “materially different” to FTC suit

Consumers and advertisers suing Facebook have argued that a federal court’s dismissal of government antitrust lawsuits against the company should not prevent them from pursuing their claims.

07 July 2021

DOJ fights to fend off “premature discovery” in Aon/Willis Towers Watson

The Department of Justice has defended its challenge to Aon’s acquisition of Willis Towers Watson as a judge dealt the companies a blow by rejecting their request for a trial before their deal expires on 9 September.

07 July 2021

DOJ withdraws from agreement with National Association of Realtors

The Department of Justice has withdrawn from its proposed settlement with the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in which the largest US trade association for real estate brokers had agreed to terminate several rules and policies that the agency said illegally restrained competition.

02 July 2021

Canada seeks to block industrial waste disposal merger

Canada’s Competition Bureau is seeking to block the proposed merger of industrial waste disposal companies Secure Energy Services and Tervita, six years after the Supreme Court rejected the authority's attempt to block another Tervita acquisition.

01 July 2021

Pennsylvania judge again dismisses Under Armour suit

Under Armour has defeated a lawsuit claiming that it illegally monopolised the market for “clothing containing recovery enhancing bioceramics” – but the plaintiff will have one final chance to amend the complaint.

30 June 2021

Takeda and Endo hit with pay-for-delay claims

Takeda Pharmaceutical and Endo International are facing a lawsuit over an alleged scheme to block generic competition to Takeda’s branded anti-constipation drug Amitiza.

28 June 2021

Slaughter: FTC will seek more than a breakup in Facebook case

Federal Trade Commission member Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has said the agency will likely want additional remedies in its case against Facebook beyond just the divestitures of Instagram and WhatsApp.

28 June 2021

Amazon, Google and business groups voice concerns about House antitrust bills

Business groups, as well as Amazon and Google, have spoken out against recently introduced antitrust legislation as the House Judiciary Committee prepares to review the proposals.

22 June 2021

Endeavor executives resign from Live National board over antitrust concerns

The Department of Justice has said two executives of Endeavor Group stepped down from ticket-seller rival Live Nation Entertainment’s board after the agency expressed concerns that their positions violated antitrust law.

22 June 2021

Slaughter: Don’t rule out privacy remedy in Facebook case

Federal Trade Commission member Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has suggested that a remedy that could address Facebook’s control over data could still be on the table in the agency’s monopolisation lawsuit against the company.

21 June 2021

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