Topic: State enforcement

FTC and New York settle with Vyera ahead of trial

Vyera Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay up to $40 million to settle allegations that it illegally prevented generic competition for its infection treatment Daraprim.

08 December 2021

EU lawmakers propose tougher sanctions regime under DMA

An EU parliamentary committee has approved an amended draft version of the Digital Markets Act ahead of a full vote next month, upping the thresholds that govern whether an online platform will be caught by the rules but increasing the maximum fines for an infringement.

23 November 2021

Amazon seeks dismissal of DC’s antitrust suit

The attorney general of Washington, DC, has failed to plead a legitimate antitrust claim against Amazon because the pricing policies the district challenges encourage sellers to offer lower prices, the company has argued.

01 November 2021

Judge Cote rejects Shkreli’s request to testify remotely at trial

Any attempt to accommodate Martin Shkreli’s request to testify at trial remotely would “significantly burden the Court, the parties and the Bureau of Prisons”, a federal New York Judge has ruled.

01 November 2021

Texas says Google collects ad commissions as high as 42%

Google’s monopoly over online advertising markets is demonstrated by its ability to charge commission rates that go up to 42% on some transactions, according to a Texas-led coalition of states.

25 October 2021

Shkreli seeks to delay December trial in FTC lawsuit

Martin Shkreli has asked a New York federal judge to postpone his monopolisation trial by at least four and a half months, after claiming that attending the proceeding in December could mean he has to spend an extra year in prison.

14 October 2021

California requires healthcare providers to divest nursing facility

The State of California has ordered Providence Group and Plum Holdings to divest assets to address the alleged anticompetitive effects of their proposed tie-up, signalling that the state is prepared to flex its antitrust enforcement muscles.

22 September 2021

A Q&A with Gwendolyn Cooley

Gwendolyn Cooley, Wisconsin’s top antitrust enforcer, will soon have an additional 55 state competition offices under her purview. GCR USA spoke to Cooley about what she hopes to accomplish as she takes over as the next chair of the antitrust task force for the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) on 26 October.

20 September 2021

Judge calls Google’s second request to seal complaints “misdirected”

A federal California judge has criticised a “renewed” request from Google to seal portions of antitrust complaints against the company, but he agreed to allow the limited redaction of certain information.

26 August 2021

Google files emergency motion to block unsealing of Play Store suits

Google has said it will suffer serious competitive harm if plaintiffs alleging the company illegally monopolised Android application distribution and payments are permitted to unseal their entire lawsuits.

23 August 2021

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