Topic: Boycotts

DOJ cannot reopen NAR probe, judge says

The Department of Justice cannot reopen an investigation into claims that the largest US trade association for real estate brokers unlawfully restrained competition by encouraging its members to hide commission rates, a federal court has held.

26 January 2023

DOJ prosecutions on the rise, but fines plummet

Criminal antitrust prosecutions are near an all-time high at the Department of Justice, but the Antitrust Division secured just $1.4 million in fines last year.

23 January 2023

California judge dismisses antitrust claims against Edison

Three former Southern California Edison employees failed to allege that their former employer illegally prevented them from doing electrical work in the state, a federal court has ruled.

13 January 2023

Anti-disinformation partnership accused of boycott

Four major news organisations have conspired with a slew of large technology companies to eliminate competition for online news, a group of anti-vaccine publishers has alleged.

12 January 2023

Minor league teams urge reversal of MLB exemption ruling

An appellate court can reverse a “century-old abuse” by allowing several defunct Minor League Baseball teams to pursue the top US baseball league and its members for violating the Sherman Act, the teams have argued.

11 January 2023

FINA defeats claims it monopolised swimming competitions

The world Olympic swimming organisation has the right to demand that its members obtain its approval before participating in independent competitions hosted by other professional leagues, a federal judge has ruled.

10 January 2023

Top California enforcer retires

Kathleen Foote has stepped down as California’s antitrust chief after 35 years of helping cement the Golden State as a major enforcer, both alongside and independent of the federal government.

04 January 2023

Surgeon certification board calls to dismiss “conclusory” boycott claims

The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) has labelled allegations that it conspired to boycott a professional group representing surgical assistants “riddled with defects”.

25 November 2022

PGA Tour subpoena barred by sovereign immunity, Saudi Arabian investment fund says

The PGA Tour cannot compel the Saudi Arabian government entity behind LIV Golf to produce discovery and submit to US jurisdiction in an antitrust dispute between the two tournaments, the investment fund has said.

25 November 2022

Minor league teams step closer to SCOTUS review of MLB exemption

Although a group of defunct minor league baseball teams has adequately alleged an illegal boycott of their services, Major League Baseball and its members are exempt under Supreme Court precedent, a New York federal court has ruled.

27 October 2022

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