Topic: State enforcement

EU market definition notice must address multi-sided platforms, ABA says

The American Bar Association has urged the European Commission to update its market definition notice to provide guidance on how it intends to analyse and intervene in cases involving multi-sided markets and digital platforms.

20 October 2020

California appellate court grapples with harms in Uber classification dispute

Ride-hailing platforms Uber and Lyft face a presumed disadvantage in seeking to overturn a ruling that required them to classify their drivers as employees, a California state appellate court has said.

14 October 2020

NY AG: Abuse of dominance standard necessary to bolster weak laws

Competition enforcers need more flexible laws for challenging anticompetitive conduct, New York State attorney general Letitia James has said.

15 September 2020

FTC: Einstein’s failing firm defence falls short

The Federal Trade Commission will argue at trial next week that Jefferson Health and Albert Einstein Healthcare Network are unable to meet the burden of proof to establish a failing firm defence allowing both companies to merge.

08 September 2020

Generic pharma plaintiffs say states’ Teva case should be among first tried

Drug purchasers suing generic pharmaceutical companies for an alleged antitrust conspiracy have told a federal judge that the case brought by a large group of state attorneys general centred on Teva Pharmaceuticals should be among the first to go to trial.

10 July 2020

States file third suit against generics industry

A coalition of 51 US states and territories have filed their third sweeping antitrust lawsuit against the generic pharmaceuticals industry, alleging a massive conspiracy to fix prices for topical skin treatments.

11 June 2020

Kentucky antitrust claim fails after expert disqualified

A federal judge in Kentucky has granted summary judgment in favour of gasoline company Marathon on antitrust claims brought by the state of Kentucky.

03 June 2020

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