Topic: State enforcement

New York abuse of dominance bill expected to advance again in State Senate

A leader in the New York State legislature has said he is “hopeful and confident” that a bill that would establish an abuse of dominance standard will advance in the State Senate, but competition attorneys think the legislation still needs improvement.

07 March 2022

FTC and Rhode Island challenge hospital tie-up

The Federal Trade Commission has sued to block a hospital merger in Rhode Island on grounds it would lead to higher prices and lower quality for patients, but agency Democrats lacked the necessary votes to allege the deal would also harm healthcare workers.

18 February 2022

Canadian enforcer calls for competition act overhaul

Canada’s Competition Bureau is calling for a major revamp of the country’s antitrust law, including eliminating efficiencies defences and lowering the standards for injunctions in merger reviews, as well as raising the penalties for abuse of dominance.

09 February 2022

DOJ backs states’ Facebook appeal

The Department of Justice is asking a federal appellate court to “correct” how a lower court applied the US monopoly law to a coalition of states’ claims against Facebook.

01 February 2022

Washington attorney general claims victory in Amazon probe

Amazon shuttered its “Sold by Amazon” programme over price-fixing allegations, Washington State attorney general Bob Ferguson has said.

27 January 2022

Google asks court to throw out Texas-led monopolisation case

Google has asked a federal New York court to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit brought by a Texas-led coalition of states over its advertising technology business.

24 January 2022

Federal judge bans Shkreli from pharma industry

Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli’s anticompetitive scheme to maintain a monopoly over a lifesaving parasitic treatment was so egregious he must be banned from the industry for life, a New York federal court has ruled.

17 January 2022

Judge says he wants only one jury trial in Google Play Store litigation

A federal California judge has said he will not have separate trials for different groups of plaintiffs alleging that Google unlawfully maintained a monopoly over the distribution of Android applications and app payments.

17 December 2021

Ex-Vyera exec describes strategy to prevent competition

Vyera Pharmaceuticals purchased the parasite-fighting drug Daraprim with the intention of foreclosing generic competition, a former executive has said.

16 December 2021

Shkreli claims rivals had access to Daraprim ingredient

Vyera Pharmaceuticals' exclusivity contracts for access to the active pharmaceutical ingredient in its parasite-fighting drug Daraprim did not foreclose generic competition, the company’s founder has argued.

15 December 2021

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