Region: United States of America

CFIUS official: US will not use national security tools to stunt China’s growth

The US government will not use foreign investment tools to gain a competitive advantage over China but is fully aware of the “significant challenge” the country poses to economic and national security interests, a top official at the US Department of the Treasury has said

02 June 2023

Magistrate: MLB exemption neutralises wage-fixing suit

A group of former minor league players should not be allowed to proceed with their claims that Major League Baseball and its members conspired to depress their wages, a Puerto Rico magistrate judge has said.

02 June 2023

Las Vegas newspaper seeks summary judgment on rival’s monopolisation claims

The Las Vegas Sun cannot claim antitrust injury from a deal it made with the Las Vegas Review-Journal because it no longer sells newspapers in the region, its rival has said.

01 June 2023

Insurers’ departure from UN climate partnership underlines transatlantic divergence, experts say

A United Nations-convened climate alliance continues to lose members over concerns about US antitrust pushback, leading experts to warn about potential “residual liability” from political-driven enforcement.

31 May 2023

TikTok reveals inner workings to allay national security concerns

TikTok has granted Texas-based technology company Oracle access to its source code, algorithm and content moderation material as part of an ongoing effort to quell national security concerns in the US.

25 May 2023

A&O to merge with Shearman in $3.4 billion deal

Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling plan to combine in a $3.4 billion tie-up that would mark one of the biggest legal mergers in history and create a truly global antitrust practice with 50 partners.

22 May 2023

California ranch families accused of price-fixing conspiracy

Several landowners orchestrated an illegal conspiracy to charge supracompetitive prices for the purchase of some of their properties in rural California, Flannery Associates has argued.

22 May 2023

McDermott snags Crowell veteran

Dealmaker Ryan Tisch has joined the partnership at McDermott Will & Emery in Washington, DC, following two decades with Crowell & Moring.

18 May 2023

Pacific Seafood rejects monopsony claims

Pacific Seafood is urging a federal court to reject a lawsuit accusing it of illegally monopolising the market for purchasing Dungeness crabs because it never did business with the suing angler.

17 May 2023

Fresh analysis of Volvo v Reeder reveals economic implications of the Robinson-Patman Act

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While the FTC increasingly demonstrates its willingness to use the act to take a creative approach to tackling anticompetitive conduct, a deep dive into a seminal Supreme Court case demonstrates the potential financial difficulties of applying older legislation.

16 May 2023

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