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Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 23

    Institutional Authority and Collusion

    Institutional Authority and Collusion
    Axel Sonntag (University of East Anglia) and Daniel John Zizzo (University of East Anglia) discuss Institutional Authority and Collusion. ABSTRACT: A 'collusion puzzle' exists by which, even though increasing the number of firms reduces the…
  • Jul 23

    Mergers between regulated firms with unknown efficiency gain

    Mergers between regulated firms with unknown efficiency gain
    Raffaele Fiocco, University of Mannheim and Gongyu Guo, Humboldt University of Berlin discuss Mergers between regulated firms with unknown efficiency gains. ABSTRACT: In an industry where regulated firms interact with unregulated suppliers,…
  • Jul 23

    Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy

    Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy
    Andreea Cosnita (Universite Paris X) and Jean-Philippe Tropeano (Sorbonne) ask Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy. ABSTRACT: This paper deals with the optimal…
Rank this Week: 22

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Jul 24

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST
    The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) June 23 Workshop on Conditional Pricing Practices featured a broad airing of views on loyalty discounts and bundled pricing, popular vertical business practices that recently have caused much ink to…
  • Jul 18

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?
    U.S. antitrust law focuses primarily on private anticompetitive restraints, leaving the most serious impediments to a vibrant competitive process – government-initiated restraints – relatively free to flourish.  Thus the…
  • Jul 18

    ICLE and TechFreedom File Joint Comments in Defense of a Free Internet

    ICLE and TechFreedom File Joint Comments in Defense of a Free Internet
    The International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) and TechFreedom filed two joint comments with the FCC today, explaining why the FCC has no sound legal basis for micromanaging the Internet and why “net neutrality”…
Rank this Week: 47

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jul 22

    Choi on Earnout

    Choi on Earnout
    You know me. I'm not an earnout fan. They're usually more trouble than they are worth. Nevertheless, Albert Choi has posted a new paper, Facilitating Mergers and Acquisitions with Earnouts and Purchase Price Adjustments. His studies suggests…
  • Jul 16

    Summer of the inversion

    Summer of the inversion
    For those of you trying to catch up on the inversion wave that has swamped the deal world this summer, here's a neat video summary of what they are all about. For those of you who don't have access to...
  • Jul 15

    Kraft still haunts UK

    Kraft still haunts UK
    Kraft's 2012 acquisition of Cadbury is still haunting the UK. At the time Kraft promised to maintain Cadbury's Somerdale plant in the UK as part of the deal. After the deal closed, however, Kraft had an epiphany and closed the...
Rank this Week: 104

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
  • Jul 25

    FTC Commissioner Brill Urges State AGs to Up the Ante

    FTC Commissioner Brill Urges State AGs to Up the Ante
    This post was written by Divonne Smoyer and Christine Czuprynski. Businesses that think they know what privacy issues are on the minds of the state attorneys general (AGs) should be aware that AGs are being urged to take action, either on…
  • Jul 25

    UK set to implement emergency Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

    UK set to implement emergency Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill
    This post was written by Cynthia O'Donoghue, Angus Finnegan and Kate Brimsted. In April, the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘Court’) declared Directive 2006/24/EC on the Retention of Data to be invalid, creating…
  • Jul 25

    Has Facebook been evil? It's down to the regulators to decide

    Has Facebook been evil? It's down to the regulators to decide
    This post was written by Cynthia O'Donoghue and Kate Brimsted. In June, Facebook came under public scrutiny after it was revealed that the company carried out research in 2012 that manipulated the News Feeds of 689,000 users. Several…
Rank this Week: 272

Trade Regulation Talk

Trade Regulation Talk

Covers antitrust, consumer protection, franchising, advertising, privacy, and civil RICO law. By John W. Arden.

http://traderegulation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 538

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 577

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 686

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 735

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

Covers antitrust issues both domestically and abroad. By Constantine Cannon LLP.

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Jun 16

    In re Student Athlete Name and Likeness Litigation – Recap Of The First Week Of Trial

    In re Student Athlete Name and Likeness Litigation – Recap Of The First Week Of Trial
    By David Scupp The participants in the highly anticipated, and potentially transformative, antitrust trial In re Student Athlete Name and Likeness Licensing Litigation spent their first week of trial grappling with the myths and realities of…
  • Jun 16

    EU General Court Upholds Record 1.06 Billion Euro Antitrust Fine Against Intel

    EU General Court Upholds Record 1.06 Billion Euro Antitrust Fine Against Intel
    A View from Constantine Cannon’s London Office By Irene Fraile The General Court of the European Union has dismissed Intel’s appeal of the European Commission´s decision fining the computer chip manufacturer a record 1.06…
  • Jun 9

    Container Shipping Companies Seek To Steer Clear Of European Antitrust Shoal

    Container Shipping Companies Seek To Steer Clear Of European Antitrust Shoal
    A View from Constantine Cannon’s London Office By Natalia Mikolajczyk and Richard Pike Major container shipping companies are attempting to resolve the European Commission’s antitrust probe into their practice of publicly…
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Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

Provides commentary on recent antitrust developments. By Matthew S. Wild.

http://antitrustcommentary.com
Rank this Week: 1526

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust and international trade law. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

http://antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    D.C. Government Continues Fight Over Alleged Gas Price Fixing in the District of Columbia

    D.C. Government Continues Fight Over Alleged Gas Price Fixing in the District of Columbia
    On May 6, 2014, a gasoline price-fixing lawsuit brought by District of Columbia Attorney General Irving Nathan was thrown out of court by Judge Craig Iscoe, ruling the District of Columbia has no grounds to bring such an action. The District…
  • Jun 13

    Intel Loses Appeal in Europe

    Intel Loses Appeal in Europe
    On June 12, 2014, the European General Court handed down a ruling that rejected Intel’s appeal to have its $1.44 billion fine overturned. In 2009, the European Commission (“EC”) concluded that Intel engaged in…
  • Jun 5

    Donald Sterling to Continue Antitrust Lawsuit Against NBA and Commissioner

    Donald Sterling to Continue Antitrust Lawsuit Against NBA and Commissioner
    On May 30, 2014, the lawyers representing Donald Sterling, the controversial ex-owner of the National Basketball Association (“NBA”) franchise, the Los Angeles Clippers (“Clippers”), filed a complaint before the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1605

Real Estate, Real Competition…

Real Estate, Real Competition & the Law

Chronicles the anticompetitive practices encountered by real estate brokers and websites who try to reduce real estate commissions. By Michael H. Erdman.

http://rerclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has ruled in the FTC v. Realcomp matter.  You'll recall at issue in the case is Realcomp's alleged anticompetitive treatment of non-ERTS property listings.
  • Oct 20

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment
    Over two years after it first filed suit, Kansas City Premier Apartments, Inc. finally had its day in court earlier this year with the Missouri Real Estate Commission (here's my last pre-trial post).  During the trial, the MREC failed to…
  • Jun 21

    Showdown in Missouri

    Showdown in Missouri
    Some time ago I first wrote about an action filed by Kansas City Premier Apartments in a Missouri state court, seeking clarity on licensing issues raised by the Missouri Real Estate Commission.
Rank this Week: 1801

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Jul 17

    Northern District of California Addresses Functional Discounts, Price Discrimination Claim

    Northern District of California Addresses Functional Discounts, Price Discrimination Claim
    In Mathew Enterprise, Inc. v. Chrysler Group, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95522 (N.D. Cal. July 11, 2014) (Freeman, J.), the court dismissed certain Robinson-Patman Act price discrimination claims and allowed others to proceed, and in so doing…
  • Jul 10

    A World Without Patents?

    A World Without Patents?
    Planet Money’s recent podcast interviews two economists who advocate for the ultimate patent law reform: the abolition of patents. They argue that patents inhibit innovation.  For example, the Wright Brothers supposedly secured a…
  • Jul 3

    Happy Fourth of July

    Happy Fourth of July
    For your weekend reading, here’s an interesting article by Joseph Stiglitz in the New York Times: “Inequality is Not Inevitable.”
Rank this Week: 1993

AntitrustConnect Blog

AntitrustConnect Blog

Covers antitrust developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://antitrustconnect.com/
Rank this Week: 2200

Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
Rank this Week: 2669

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
  • Jul 16

    Is the FTC a Libertarian Government Agency?

    Is the FTC a Libertarian Government Agency?
    Probably not. But any government agency that files an amicus brief supporting an Institute for Justice case challenging anticompetitive state action deserves some libertarian props. If I had to name a favorite government agency, I would pick…
  • Jul 9

    The FTC Orders Ski-Equipment Companies to Start Competing Again

    The FTC Orders Ski-Equipment Companies to Start Competing Again
    Sometimes competition is a real hassle. If your company has a loyal customer or longtime employee, you feel betrayed when a competitor swoops in to try to “steal them.” If you are the Miami Heat, you probably don’t like that…
  • Jul 3

    What Does the Supreme Court’s Decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. Mean for Antitrust Law?

    What Does the Supreme Court’s Decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. Mean for Antitrust Law?
    The defendants in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. failed to show the US Supreme Court the “special justification” necessary to overturn settled precedent. As we explained in a previous post, the Supreme Court in…
Rank this Week: 4456

Critical Competition

Critical Competition

Covers competition law enforcement in India.

http://criticalcompetition.com
  • Dec 19

    Commission’s order in the complaint filed against All India Organization of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD)

    Commission’s order in the complaint filed against All India Organization of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD)
    The order can be accessed here. The facts and the certain issues in the said matter to be noted are discussed below:  Facts  The complaint was filed by M/s. Peeveear Agencies alleging that the All India Organization of Chemists…
  • Dec 10

    Individual Liability for Competition Law Violation

    Individual Liability for Competition Law Violation
    At para 20 of the order of the Competition Commission of India in the complaint filed by Micromax against Ericsson, the Commission not only directed the Director General to investigate if Ericsson has violated the Competition Act but also to…
  • Dec 10

    FRANDLY WARS

    FRANDLY WARS
    India’s mobile handset maker Micromax has filed a complaint against the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson to the Competition Commission of India  for abusing its dominant position by  charging unfair, discriminatory…
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