Topic: State enforcement

Document production from DOJ and states moving far too slow, Google says

Google has expressed displeasure with the pace at which the Department of Justice and state attorneys general are producing evidence from third parties in their consolidated monopolisation cases.

22 January 2021

Shkreli loses effort to stay FTC case until his release from prison

A federal California judge has rejected a request from former pharmaceutical company executive Martin Shkreli to pause the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against him until his release from prison.

11 January 2021

Google lawsuits pile up as 38 state AGs add to DOJ’s claims

A bipartisan group of US states and territories have alleged that Google illegally sought to maintain a monopoly over general search services, expanding upon a similar lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice in October.

18 December 2020

States accuse Google of abusing monopoly power in online advertising

A Texas-led coalition of 10 state attorneys general has sued Google for allegedly using a series of anticompetitive tactics to cement and maintain its dominance over online advertising.

17 December 2020

City council votes to ban non-compete agreements in Washington, DC

The Council of the District of Columbia has unanimously voted to ban non-compete agreements, cementing the city’s position at the centre of the movement for limiting restrictions on employee mobility.

16 December 2020

DOJ conditionally approves New England insurance merger

Harvard Pilgrim Health and Tufts Health must divest an overlapping insurance plan to complete their merger, the Department of Justice and the State of New Hampshire have said.

15 December 2020

FTC and state AGs seek Facebook breakup in monopolisation suits

Facebook illegally maintained its monopoly power over personal social network services through anticompetitive mergers and exclusionary conduct, the Federal Trade Commission and a coalition of state enforcers said in separate lawsuits filed on Wednesday.

10 December 2020

Lawmakers and advocacy groups respond to Facebook lawsuits

As the antitrust community digests separate lawsuits filed against Facebook by the Federal Trade Commission and a coalition of state enforcers, GCR USA has compiled reactions from various members of Congress and advocacy groups.

10 December 2020

States, advocacy groups urge SCOTUS to protect FTC’s disgorgement authority

Eliminating the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to seek monetary relief will undermine its ability to deter anticompetitive conduct, multiple US states and advocacy groups have said.

08 December 2020

Judge Mehta: DOJ’s protective order “raises due process concerns” for Google

Google’s due process rights may be violated if its in-house attorneys are denied broad access to documents third parties submitted to the Department of Justice during the agency’s antitrust probe of the technology company, the federal judge presiding over the case has said.

03 December 2020

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