Topic: Price discrimination

Las Vegas Strip accused of colluding on room prices

Four major Las Vegas hotel operators colluded with a hospitality technology platform to raise room prices to record levels, a proposed class action has alleged.

27 January 2023

Tim Wu: the exit interview

Tim Wu stepped down as President Biden’s primary antitrust advisor earlier this month after two years in the role. The Columbia Law School professor spoke to GCR USA about the “plague” of non-competes, why technology-focused antitrust legislation failed to reach the finish line during his tenure and how the White House took on a bigger role in competition policy while maintaining the independence of the US antitrust agencies.

24 January 2023

Argentina fines pay-TV companies for discriminatory access conditions

Argentina’s economy ministry has sanctioned two pay-TV companies owned by Grupo Clarín for preventing an América Móvil subsidiary from offering bundled services to consumers in the country’s capital and several other cities.

17 January 2023

Drugmakers and PBMs drive up insulin prices, California says

California has accused Eli Lilly, Sanofi and Novo Nordisk of individually conspiring with major pharmacy benefit managers and abusing their market power to drive up the price of insulin.

17 January 2023

FTC committed to Robinson-Patman reactivation with Pepsi/Coke probe

The Federal Trade Commission’s probe into how Coca-Cola and PepsiCo price their beverages highlights its commitment to embracing overlooked enforcement tools, several antitrust practitioners have said.

13 January 2023

Botswanian court allows abuse of dominance probe to continue

The High Court of Botswana has paved the way for the country’s antitrust authority to resume an abuse of dominance investigation into a medical aid society, ruling that the latter is a commercial body that must comply with competition rules.

22 November 2022

Bedoya: Robinson-Patman is here to stay

The Federal Trade Commission should look to fairness, not efficiency, to better protect small businesses and consumers with antitrust enforcement, the agency’s newest commissioner has said.

23 September 2022

Magistrate judge: Claims against Amazon and “Big Five” amount to legal parallel conduct

An independent bookstore has failed to sufficiently support its allegations that Amazon entered into unlawful agreements with the country’s five major publishers that pushed up book prices, a magistrate judge has said.

26 August 2022

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