Topic: State enforcement

Shkreli seeks to delay December trial in FTC lawsuit

Martin Shkreli has asked a New York federal judge to postpone his monopolisation trial by at least four and a half months, after claiming that attending the proceeding in December could mean he has to spend an extra year in prison.

14 October 2021

California requires healthcare providers to divest nursing facility

The State of California has ordered Providence Group and Plum Holdings to divest assets to address the alleged anticompetitive effects of their proposed tie-up, signalling that the state is prepared to flex its antitrust enforcement muscles.

22 September 2021

A Q&A with Gwendolyn Cooley

Gwendolyn Cooley, Wisconsin’s top antitrust enforcer, will soon have an additional 55 state competition offices under her purview. GCR USA spoke to Cooley about what she hopes to accomplish as she takes over as the next chair of the antitrust task force for the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) on 26 October.

20 September 2021

Judge calls Google’s second request to seal complaints “misdirected”

A federal California judge has criticised a “renewed” request from Google to seal portions of antitrust complaints against the company, but he agreed to allow the limited redaction of certain information.

26 August 2021

Google files emergency motion to block unsealing of Play Store suits

Google has said it will suffer serious competitive harm if plaintiffs alleging the company illegally monopolised Android application distribution and payments are permitted to unseal their entire lawsuits.

23 August 2021

Google says its search engine is not a common carrier or public utility

Google has slammed the State of Ohio for seeking a court declaration that the company’s search engine is a common carrier or public utility, arguing that the law does not support the state’s case.

17 August 2021

Multidistrict litigation panel sends Google digital ad cases to New York

The US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has transferred 19 private enforcement actions challenging Google’s digital advertising practices to a federal New York court for coordinated pretrial proceedings.

11 August 2021

Colorado claims Google is holding up data discovery

The Colorado-led coalition of states accusing Google of illegally preserving a monopoly over online search has said the company is stymying its case by delaying the production of data describing a user’s “journey” on the platform.

02 August 2021

Lawmakers rebuke letter from federal judiciary’s administrative office

Four members of Congress have criticised the Administrative Office of the US Courts (AO) for voicing concerns about pending legislation that would prohibit defendants from transferring antitrust legislation brought by state attorneys general to other courts.

30 July 2021

Judge Mehta: Google must produce employee performance reviews for DOJ

Google will be required to share with the Department of Justice personnel performance reviews, records the government claims may capture a candid picture of the company’s desire for market dominance.

30 June 2021

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