Tag Archives: Antitrust

Terrell McSweeny, commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

FTC’s McSweeny Is Open to Antitrust Changes

FTC’s McSweeny Is Open to Antitrust Changes

By Alexei Alexis, Bloomberg BNA Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Terrell McSweeny wants to “revitalize” antitrust enforcement but she warns that renewed enthusiasm for the issue won’t solve every concern about dominant companies like Amazon.com and Google.com. Even with that caveat, she said in an interview with Bloomberg BNA that Congress could remove “antiquated” antitrust enforcement

The Federal Trade Commission headquarters stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

FTC Head Pushes Back on Calls to Expand Antitrust Law

By Alexei Alexis, Bloomberg BNA Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen is emerging as a vocal defender of existing U.S. antitrust laws amid calls for sweeping changes to rein in dominant technology companies such as Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google. Ohlhausen is delivering speeches this week that reinforce the government’s decades-old antitrust enforcement

Federal Trade Commission  Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen testifies during a hearing before the Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee May 11, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The subcommittee held a hearing on "Examining the Proposed FCC Privacy Rules."  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

FTC Chief Says Social Issues Are Outside Scope of Antitrust Law

By Alexei Alexis, Bloomberg BNA  Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen Sept. 11 reaffirmed her support for antitrust “humility” amid public pressure for a more populist enforcement regime that reaches issues such as income and wealth inequality. Amazon.com Inc.’s now-consummated tie-up with Whole Foods Market Inc. has added fuel to arguments that U.S. antitrust

A logo sits illuminated outside the Qualcomm Inc. pavilion at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday, March 2, 2015. The event, which generates several hundred million euros in revenue for the city of Barcelona each year, also means the world for a week turns its attention back to Europe for the latest in technology, despite a lagging ecosystem. Photographer: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg

Qualcomm Hires Antitrust Legal Scholar

Mired in antitrust litigation, the San Diego chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. has hired an outspoken legal scholar to help shape its policy in this area and handle some cases. Koren Wong-Ervin is departing as director of the Global Antitrust Institute at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and will join Qualcomm’s legal department on Sept. 25.

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Google Takes Fight Over Record Antitrust Fine to EU Courts

Jennifer Rie, a senior litigation analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence, discusses Google’s decision to appeal a record-breaking $2.9 billion EU antitrust fine, striking off a legal challenge that could take years to conclude. She speaks on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law.” http://traffic.bloomberg.fm/BLM2876951356.mp3   By Aoife White, Bloomberg News Google took its fight over a record European Union

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Intel Wins Round in Fight Over $1.26 Billion Antitrust Fine 

By Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg News Intel Corp. won a round in its eight-year fight with the European Union over a 1.06 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fine in a case that could have ramifications for a list of disputes involving U.S. tech giants including Google and Qualcomm Inc. The EU’s top court ruled that Intel’s appeal had

Buildings stand near the confluence of the Yangtze River, left, and the Jialing River, right, in Chongqing, the fastest-growing city in China. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Justice Dept. to Work With China on Antitrust

By Liz Crampton, Bloomberg BNA The Justice Department’s antitrust division plans to continue working with China’s antitrust authorities to strengthen its competition agenda, a top DOJ official said Aug. 30 in Shanghai. The speech from Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roger Alford marks the first international antitrust comments from this administration. Alford noted that Makan Delrahim,

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AmEx Defends Antitrust Win to Supreme Court

By Liz Crampton and Eleanor Tyler, Bloomberg BNA American Express Co. told the U.S. Supreme Court that a federal appeals court correctly rejected antitrust allegations levied against it by the Justice Department and several state attorneys general and encouraged the high court not to take the case. In a brief filed late Aug. 21, American

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Trump’s Pick for Antitrust Chief Is Said to Be Blocked by Warren

By Sara Forden and Billy House, Bloomberg News Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren put a “hold” on the confirmation of Makan Delrahim, President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Justice Department’s antitrust division, delaying a vote until at least September, according to two people familiar with the matter. The delay means Delrahim remains on the outside

Pedestrians pass in front of a Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. store in downtown Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg

Airlines, Food and Drug Stores Most Active in Antitrust Cases

By Shira Stein, Bloomberg BNA Large food and drug store chains and major airlines appear in court more often for antitrust cases as a proportion of their total litigation than any other industry, according to a Bloomberg BNA analysis of district court cases in the last five years. More than one out of 10 of the

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