Topic: Tying

ACM closes pharma probes over lack of evidence

The Dutch competition authority has closed three preliminary investigations into pharmaceutical companies due to a lack of evidence the drug manufacturers breached antitrust law by tying their services and charging excessive prices to healthcare providers.

06 December 2023

Epic, Match: Google paid rivals not to launch app stores

Epic Games and Match Group claim Google engaged in a “multi-year campaign” to destroy internal chats and hamper their ability to collect information.

10 October 2023

Psychiatry board beats tying claims

A federal judge in Chicago has thrown out allegations that the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology illegally forced thousands of doctors to take an exam every decade to maintain their certification.

06 October 2023

Disney fails to fend off bundling and MFN lawsuit

Disney must face allegations it illegally forces live TV streaming services to carry ESPN and that sets an illegal price floor to protect its controlling stake in Hulu, a federal judge in San Francisco has ruled.

03 October 2023

OPAP hits back against Greek dominance fine

Greece’s gambling monopoly will fight a €24.5 million abuse of dominance fine after denying it used non-compete and exclusivity clauses to tie its payment services with its betting operations.

02 October 2023

Apple Pay monopolisation claims survive motion to dismiss

Apple must face allegations it illegally monopolised tap-and-go payments by restricting the technology on its devices to only Apple Pay, a federal judge in California has ruled.

28 September 2023

Lithuanian media giant slams radio station deal block

The head of a leading Baltic media company has criticised the Lithuanian Competition Council’s decision to block its acquisition of a radio and advertising group, arguing the prohibition will hinder its ability to compete with advertising giants such as Google and Meta.

20 September 2023

Microsoft unbundles Teams from Office amid EU scrutiny

Microsoft will unbundle its Teams product from its Office software as the company bids to quell an in-depth EU antitrust probe, but complainant alfaview argues the changes do not go far enough.

31 August 2023

Zambia orders poultry suppliers to halt tying practices

Zambia’s competition authority has ordered two poultry companies to stop bundling their chickens with chick feed ahead of high seasonal demand.

30 August 2023

EssilorLuxottica fined for non-compliance in Turkey

EssilorLuxottica must pay a €17 million sanction for violating commitments it offered to gain antitrust approval over its acquisition of Essilor, Turkey’s Competition Authority has said.

29 August 2023

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