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DOJ probes college admission ethics guide

DOJ probes college admission ethics guide

GCR USA - 11 January 2018

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division is investigating the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s ethical guide to college admissions practices.

New suit alleges inductor cartel

New suit alleges inductor cartel

GCR USA - 11 January 2018

Following years of resistor and capacitor cartel litigation, a direct purchaser has accused several Japanese manufacturers of colluding to fix the prices of inductors, which are also components of circuit boards in electronic products.

A united front: The Tipline for 11 January 2018

GCR USA - 11 January 2018

The news is starting to pick up after a slow start to 2018. Today we have the head of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition sticking up for the Department of Justice’s decision to challenge the AT&T/Time Warner merger; a direct purchaser bringing another cartel lawsuit against Japanese manufacturers accused of fixing prices of circuit board components – this time, it’s inductors – and the DOJ investigating a trade association’s mandatory ethical guidelines.

Telefonica not dominant, rules Chile’s Supreme Court

Telefonica not dominant, rules Chile’s Supreme Court

10 January 2018

Chile’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld the competition tribunal’s 2016 ruling that a Telefonica subsidiary’s termination of thousands of mobile lines did not constitute an abuse of dominance.

Jones Day promotes in Sydney and DC

Jones Day promotes in Sydney and DC

10 January 2018

The end-of-year partner promotions at Jones Day included two in the firm’s competition practice: former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission official Prudence Smith in Sydney, and Aimee DeFilippo in Washington, DC.

Cartelist's gift card programme not misleading, court says

Cartelist's gift card programme not misleading, court says

10 January 2018

Canadian food retailer Loblaw, the immunity applicant in a criminal investigation into bread cartels, has fended off a court challenge that claimed the waivers it required affected consumers to sign to receive compensatory gift cards were misleading.

FTC has adjusted to two commissioners, lawyers say

FTC has adjusted to two commissioners, lawyers say

GCR USA - 10 January 2018

Attorneys say the Federal Trade Commission's current even division between a Republican acting chairman and a Democratic commissioner has led to some alterations in procedural rules, and a new emphasis on attorney advisors.

FTC proxies: The Tipline for 10 January 2018

GCR USA - 10 January 2018

We’ll be at the Sofitel Washington, DC, to catch the acting director of the Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition give a speech on vertical transactions. He’s giving the post-lunch keynote address at an otherwise private Credit Suisse event that will feature many familiar faces in the antitrust bar.

New Zealand warns veterinarians

New Zealand warns veterinarians

10 January 2018

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has warned VetLife not to enter into any future supply agreements with rival veterinarians, after the enforcer found the company became part of an illegal price-fixing arrangement in 2015.

Attempted bribery of competition enforcer results in penalty

Attempted bribery of competition enforcer results in penalty

09 January 2018

A Lithuanian court has sentenced an employee of an agricultural machinery company to a suspended two-year prison term and a fine of €7,500 for attempting to bribe a Lithuanian Competition Council official in a bid-rigging case.