Topic: Public interest

Klobuchar introduces comprehensive antitrust legislation

Senator Amy Klobuchar has introduced sweeping legislation that would make it easier for plaintiffs to challenge mergers and anticompetitive conduct, overhaul the budgets of the US antitrust agencies and empower them to issue civil fines.

04 February 2021

West Virginia publisher: newspapers face existential threat from Google monopoly

Google’s monopoly over digital advertising threatens the very existence of the newspaper industry, a West Virginia publisher has alleged.

02 February 2021

Ukraine explores price regulation for abuse of dominance breaches

Ukraine’s trade ministry is seeking the power to regulate the prices of essential goods and services of companies that abuse their dominance.

01 February 2021

Agencies should consider racial inequities, current and ex-enforcers say

The US antitrust agencies should use their enforcement powers to counter systemic racism in American society, current and past leadership at the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have said.

26 January 2021

Canada shuts down criminal cartel probe

Canada’s antitrust watchdog has dropped a criminal investigation examining whether media companies Postmedia and Torstar unlawfully conspired to close down 36 local newspapers.

11 January 2021

Biden taps judge with notable antitrust experience to lead DOJ

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Judge Merrick Garland – an experienced antitrust practitioner, scholar and jurist – as the next US Attorney General.

07 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

Antitrust progressives to keep close watch on Biden administration

Progressive antitrust advocates feel that the political momentum is on their side as power changes hands in Washington, DC, but they are stressing the importance of keeping the pressure on the Biden administration to be “trustbusters”.

16 December 2020

Wilson: It’s too early to say if US antitrust laws cannot police high-tech markets

Federal Trade Commission member Christine Wilson has said it is “premature” to conclude that the antitrust laws are not suited to preserving competition in high-tech markets.

08 December 2020

Biden selects antitrust progressives as economic advisers

President-elect Joe Biden has selected two outspoken advocates for more aggressive antitrust enforcement to serve on his Council of Economic Advisers.

02 December 2020

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