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The House tech report: An ambitious plan or a starting point for incremental reform? CPI Antitrust Chronicle Special Edition

The long-awaited report on competition in digital markets by the majority staff of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law has now become the focal...


FTC Publishes Commentary on Vertical Merger Enforcement

On 22 December 2020, on a divided vote, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the Commission) issued a Commentary on Vertical Merger Enforcement (FTC Commentary) to provide “greater...


DOJ and FTC approve vertical merger guidelines
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On 30 June 2020 the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (the agencies, collectively) announced the publication of new vertical merger guidelines (the new vertical ...


Food industry antitrust update: Tuna company ex CEO sentenced to prison for price fixing
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On 16 June 2020, the former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods LLC was sentenced to 40 months in prison and fined US$100,000 for his role in a tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving two competitors....


Court of Appeals affirms limited injunction on NCAA compensation restrictions for student athletes
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On 18 May 2020 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in an antitrust case challenging the association's...


Reducing antitrust risk of collaborations during the COVID-19 pandemic
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected U.S. health care in an unprecedented way, requiring hospitals, providers, and suppliers to collaborate to respond to the urgency of the crisis.


U.S. and European authorities actively pursue COVID-19 price gouging violations
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The COVID-19 crisis has led to increased scrutiny of pricing decisions by competition and consumer protection authorities around the world.

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Seventh Circuit deepens the circuit split on the "sham exception" to Noerr-Pennington Antitrust and Competition Alert

On 23 March 2020 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision on Noerr-Pennington's sham exception, increasing a circuit split on the proper analysis of "serial...

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Antitrust implications from U.S. government COVID-19 response Antitrust and Competition Alert

On 24 March 2020 the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission released a joint statement providing guidance to the...

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