Topic: State enforcement

Kanter: DOJ’s amicus programme is “thriving”

The Department of Justice is committed to ramping up its amicus brief programme to intervene in private labour and monopolisation cases, the Antitrust Division chief has said.

25 September 2023

Laura Edelson: the exit interview

Laura Edelson stepped down as the first chief technologist at the Department of Justice’s antitrust division last month. The New York University professor spoke to GCR USA about developing the new position and how that lack of expertise prevented the agency from taking action against Big Tech sooner.

21 August 2023

Covid-19 and Ukraine war endangered T-Mobile divestiture deal, Dish says

Dish Network is asking a federal judge in Washington, DC, for more time to purchase infrastructure from T-Mobile as part of the Department of Justice’s complex approval of T-Mobile/Sprint.

21 August 2023

Judge trims DOJ’s Google search monopoly case

The Department of Justice can proceed with most of its case alleging that Google monopolises the online search market, a federal judge in Washington, DC, has said.

07 August 2023

American Airlines and JetBlue fight DOJ’s request for monitor

American Airlines and JetBlue have accused the Department of Justice of overstepping its enforcement role by asking a federal court to appoint an “intrusive and expensive” five-year monitor on future commercial deals.

21 July 2023

Delrahim: new merger guidelines should mention recent precedents

The new merger guidelines must include newer caselaw to become reliable in future litigations, the former head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.

20 July 2023

USDA teams up with state AGs to boost antitrust scrutiny

The US Department of Agriculture has launched a bipartisan partnership with 31 state attorneys general to tackle consolidation and anticompetitive conduct in the food, grocery, and meat and poultry processing markets.

19 July 2023

House Republicans rail against Khan’s FTC

Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan has rejected claims she violated ethics rules when she decided to participate in the agency’s bid to block Meta Platforms’ acquisition of Within Unlimited.

14 July 2023

Mark Meador: the exit interview

Mark Meador spent the past three years as counsel to the Senate’s top Republican on antitrust matters. The former Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice alum spoke to GCR USA about his move to antitrust boutique Kressin Meador, his time working for Senator Mike Lee, optimism about reform and the role of antitrust in tackling artificial intelligence.

03 July 2023

Indivior and 42 states reach $102 million settlement

Indivior has agreed to pay $102.5 million to settle claims by a coalition of 42 states that it engaged in an illegal product-hopping scheme to prevent generic competition for its opioid treatment Suboxone.

05 June 2023

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