A Lithuanian court has ordered the country’s competition agency to reassess its decision to fine an energy supplier and a biofuel supplier €22.5 million for an exclusivity agreement, because the enforcer failed to properly analyse offered commitments and erred in defining the relevant geographic market.
Behavioural remedies imposed by the European Commission on Google’s shopping search business are beginning to bear fruit, even if they are not yet sufficient, EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has said.
A French court has ordered Orange to pay €53.4 million to SFR for a stand-alone damages claim, finding that Orange abused its dominant position on the market for telephone and internet access for second homes.
The head of California’s Department of Insurance has questioned executives from CVS Health and Aetna on the potential for their proposed merger to lead to discriminatory behaviour, and suggested that the claimed efficiencies could instead be achieved through a contract.
A federal judge has refused to allow the former chief executive of Bumble Bee Foods to attend his nephew’s wedding, following his indictment for allegedly conspiring to fix prices of packaged seafood.
In 2018, the European Commission may not take concrete decisions about online platforms, but expect it to figure out its position.
The second-highest official at the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said that investment in data collection could be chilled by obligations to share the data, but a lawyer for Google complainants has scoffed at the concern. Pallavi Guniganti at GCR Live
Plaintiff’s side law firm Hausfeld has teamed up with a public affairs consultancy to set up the Google Redress & Integrity Platform (GRIP), which aims to attract potential clients seeking redress against the technology company over its allegedly anti-competitive practices.
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