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Lack of intent evidence dooms drugmaker fine

Lack of intent evidence dooms drugmaker fine

15 January 2018

Ruling that Switzerland’s antitrust authority failed to provide sufficient evidence of anticompetitive intent, a Swiss court has found that Pfizer, Eli Lilly, and Bayer are no longer guilty of illegally setting minimum prices for their erectile dysfunction medication.

Israel grounds airline deal

Israel grounds airline deal

12 January 2018

Israel’s Antitrust Authority has blocked a three-to-two merger between Israel’s largest airline El Al and smaller rival Israir, citing concerns the merger would harm competition on certain domestic routes and in the provision of aviation security services.

Germany calls out furniture retailer

Germany calls out furniture retailer

12 January 2018

Austrian furniture retailer XXXLutz will no longer request retroactive discounts from suppliers of a rival retailer it acquired last year, following a warning from Germany’s antitrust enforcer that the conduct constituted an abuse of its market dominance.

Peru fines LPG cartel in fuel probe

Peru fines LPG cartel in fuel probe

12 January 2018

Peru’s competition enforcer has fined a cartel of 16 liquefied petroleum gas companies in an ongoing probe of the country’s fuel sector.

Discovery should wait, say defendants in Authenticom data suit

Discovery should wait, say defendants in Authenticom data suit

GCR USA - 12 January 2018

CDK Global and the Reynolds and Reynolds Company say an influx of new complaints justifies a temporary stay of discovery in their battle to block Authenticom from accessing their software.

Swimming in suits: The Tipline for 12 January 2018

GCR USA - 12 January 2018

We are off on Monday for Martin Luther King Day, but we will be back on Tuesday with the latest antitrust news because there’s no rest for the weary. For today, we have the latest development in the Authenticom litigation, where the defendants are asking for a short reprieve as they face an onslaught of litigation. Stay tuned for a few class action settlements awaiting judicial approval and yet another request of Judge Denise Casper.

HarperCollins closes the book with Canadian enforcer

HarperCollins closes the book with Canadian enforcer

11 January 2018

HarperCollins has agreed to alter its contracts with ebook retailers after reaching a settlement with Canada’s Competition Bureau that ends the publisher’s litigation.

Online platform regulation could chill innovation, says ABA

Online platform regulation could chill innovation, says ABA

11 January 2018

The American Bar Association’s antitrust and international sections have warned the European Commission that any regulation of online platforms may fail to keep up with the market.

E.CA Economics promotes in Berlin

E.CA Economics promotes in Berlin

11 January 2018

E.CA Economics has promoted Simone Kohnz to director, and moved up five other Berlin-based economists to more senior positions.

FTC antitrust chief: AT&T challenge aligns with past practice

FTC antitrust chief: AT&T challenge aligns with past practice

GCR USA - 11 January 2018

The acting director of the Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition has said that the Department of Justice’s challenge to AT&T/Time Warner – widely viewed as a vertical merger – is consistent with past practices.