Topic: State enforcement

FTC: Pesticide manufacturers used “loyalty” programmes to maintain monopolies

Syngenta and Corteva illegally thwarted competition for generic forms of their pesticides through anticompetitive rebates, the Federal Trade Commission and 10 states have alleged.

29 September 2022

California tries its hand at pricing parity case

Amazon illegally prevents merchants from offering products at lower prices on other platforms, the state of California has alleged.

15 September 2022

States and Google quarrel over Meta pact

A Texas-led coalition of states has urged a New York federal court not to dismiss allegations that Google illegally agreed not to compete with Meta Platforms in a lucrative advertising market.

01 September 2022

DOJ seeks to redepose Google execs

The Department of Justice is asking a federal court for permission to further depose seven Google executives because the company improperly withheld thousands of documents prior to their initial interviews.

14 July 2022

Pennsylvania weighs flipping presumptions for price-fixing cases

Pennsylvania state lawmakers are considering a bill that would drastically ease the standards for pleading a price-fixing conspiracy and create the first antitrust whistleblower programme in the US.

23 June 2022

GCR Live: Law Leaders Asia-Pacific returns to Singapore

The heads of competition authorities in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei are set to speak at GCR Live: Law Leaders Asia-Pacific in August.

22 June 2022

Illinois AG brings no-poach case against staffing companies

The attorney general of Illinois has accused a beauty products manufacturer of orchestrating an illegal hub-and-spoke no-poach conspiracy amongst six temporary staffing agencies.

07 June 2022

Google must face common carrier lawsuit

A state court has denied Google’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Ohio attorney general that seeks to define the company’s search engine as a common carrier.

26 May 2022

DOJ: Local court improperly dismissed Amazon lawsuit

A Washington, DC, court used improper legal analysis when granting Amazon’s motion to dismiss the District of Columbia’s allegations that the company set an illegal price floor on its marketplace, the Department of Justice has said.

29 April 2022

California urges Ninth Circuit to interpret unfair competition law correctly in Epic case

The California attorney general has weighed in on Epic Games’ dispute with Apple, arguing to an appellate court that the state’s unfair competition law applies to conduct not covered by federal antitrust statutes.

04 April 2022

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