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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/
  • Jun 22

    FTC Announces Hearings On Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century - very important

    FTC Announces Hearings On Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century - very important
    In what I believe will help frame antitrust and consumer protection for a considerable time, the FTC Announces Hearings On Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. The press release is below: The Federal Trade Commission today…
  • Jun 22

    Debarment and Collusion in Procurement Auction

    Debarment and Collusion in Procurement Auction
    Claudia Cerrone, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Yoan Hermstrüwer, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods; University of Bonn - Department of Law,…
  • Jun 22

    CCP Research Bulletin Spring 2018

    CCP Research Bulletin Spring 2018
    CCP Research Bulletin Spring 2018 In Issue 35: Price and Behavioural Signals to Encourage Household Water Conservation Liang Lu, David Deller & Morten Hviid Do e-auctions Increase the Risk of Bid Rigging? Penelope Alexia Giosa Data as an…
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Jun 22

    Weekend reads: Big is bad edition

    Weekend reads: Big is bad edition
    Big is bad, part 1: Kafka, Coase, and Brandeis walk into a bar … There’s a quip in a well-known textbook that Nobel laureate Ronald Coase said he’d grown weary of antitrust because when prices went up, the judges said it…
  • Jun 18

    Will the European Commission Reduce the Incentive to Innovate?

    Will the European Commission Reduce the Incentive to Innovate?
    The EC’s Android decision is expected sometime in the next couple of weeks. Current speculation is that the EC may issue a fine exceeding last year’s huge 2.4B EU fine for Google’s alleged antitrust violations related to the…
  • Jun 14

    For LabMD, the Devil Is in the Not-So-Well Specified Detail

    For LabMD, the Devil Is in the Not-So-Well Specified Detail
    The Eleventh Circuit’s LabMD opinion came out last week and has been something of a rorschach test for those of us who study consumer protection law. Neil Chilson found the result to be a disturbing sign of slippage in Congress’s…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Apr 23

    Call for Papers: Contractual Governance

    Call for Papers: Contractual Governance
    From our friends at the AALS Section on Business Associations: Call for Papers for Section on Business Association Program on Contractual Governance: the Role of Private Ordering at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting The AALS Section on Business…
  • Apr 2

    Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop - Call for Paper

    Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop - Call for Paper
    From our friends at the Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: The University of Richmond School of Law, in conjunction with Boston University School of Law, University of Illinois College of Law, and UCLA School of Law, invites…
  • Aug 18

    Faculty Position - Richmond

    Faculty Position - Richmond
    Richmond is seeking to fill slots in the corporate area. See notice below: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three tenure-track positions for the 2018-2019 academic year, including one in corporate/securities law.…
Rank this Week: 107

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
  • Jun 14

    DOJ and State AGs clash in Emoluments Clause argument

    DOJ and State AGs clash in Emoluments Clause argument
    On June 11, 2018, arguments were held in Maryland District Court in the challenge brought by the D.C. and Maryland attorneys general over the president’s alleged violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. In Maryland v.…
  • Dec 15

    ALJ Affirms Antitrust Violations for Ad Tech Agreements in FTC v. 1-800 Contact

    ALJ Affirms Antitrust Violations for Ad Tech Agreements in FTC v. 1-800 Contact
    With the holiday marketing season upon us, marketers launch the month-long, relentless scramble for consumer visibility and coveted advertising space on high-traffic inventory. One matter likely not on marketers’ radars? Antitrust…
  • Oct 18

    Blockchain Technology and Securities Markets are the Focus of Recent SEC Investor Advisory Committee Meeting

    Blockchain Technology and Securities Markets are the Focus of Recent SEC Investor Advisory Committee Meeting
    On October 12, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Committee (“SEC”) held an Investor Advisory Committee (“IAC”) meeting which largely focused on blockchain technology and the implications for securities…
Rank this Week: 284

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/
  • Jul 14

    Justice Department asked to investigate Amazon’s "monopolization" of book market

    Justice Department asked to investigate Amazon’s "monopolization" of book market
    This posting was written by Jeffrey May, J.D.A group of authors, and the American Booksellers Association—a trade association representing independently-owned bookstores—are asking the Department of Justice to scrutinize the…
  • Jul 7

    New Texas law says franchisors are not employers of franchisees or their employee

    New Texas law says franchisors are not employers of franchisees or their employee
    This story was written by Edward L. Puzzo, J.D.Texas has enacted legislation, effective September 1, 2015, specifying that franchisors will not be considered to be the employers of--or in a co-employment relationship with--either franchisees…
  • May 2

    Mergers Reported under HSR Act Down Slightly in FY 2012

    Mergers Reported under HSR Act Down Slightly in FY 2012
    This posting was written by Tobias J. Gillett, Contributor to Wolters Kluwer Antitrust Law Daily. The number of mergers reported under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification Program between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012…
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Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 552

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Jun 6

    Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Finch: Compliance Re-Evaluation?

    Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Finch: Compliance Re-Evaluation?
    On May 31, 2018, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Andrew Finch delivered an important policy statement at the ABA antitrust in a Conference in Seoul, Korea. Finch remarks of May 31, 2018. The most widely reported aspect…
  • Jun 6

    Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Finch: Compliance Re-Evaluation?

    Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Finch: Compliance Re-Evaluation?
    On May 31, 2018, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Andrew Finch delivered an important policy statement at the ABA antitrust in a Conference in Seoul, Korea. Finch remarks of May 31, 2018. The most widely reported aspect…
  • Apr 9

    California Sues Sutter Health Alleging Anti-Competitive Practice

    California Sues Sutter Health Alleging Anti-Competitive Practice
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in San Francisco County Superior Court on March 29, 2018 (the “Complaint”), alleging that Sutter Health (“Sutter”), one of Northern…
Rank this Week: 592

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: 690

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com
  • Mar 12

    Air Medical Group Negotiates Consent Decree to Resolve FTC’s Competition Concern

    Air Medical Group Negotiates Consent Decree to Resolve FTC’s Competition Concern
    On March 7, 2018, the United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced it entered into a settlement agreement with Air Medical Group allowing it to acquire AMR for $2.4 billion. The two providers of ambulance services…
  • Mar 9

    Trump’s DOJ Blocks JV from Permanently Combining

    Trump’s DOJ Blocks JV from Permanently Combining
    On March 5, 2018, Sparton Corporation (“Sparton”) announced the termination by Sparton and Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (“Ultra”) of their July 7, 2017 merger agreement. According to Sparton, during the review…
  • Mar 8

    FTC Blocks Cooking Oil Merger Citing Some “Hot Docs”

    FTC Blocks Cooking Oil Merger Citing Some “Hot Docs”
    On March 5, 2018, the United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed an administrative complaint alleging that J.M. Smucker Co.’s (“Smucker”) proposed $285 million acquisition of Conagra Brands,…
Rank this Week: 1357

Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

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

http://antitrustcommentary.com
Rank this Week: 1371

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: 1609

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/
  • Jun 12

    Potential Antitrust Issues Lurking in Blockchain Technology

    Potential Antitrust Issues Lurking in Blockchain Technology
    Blockchain technology has burst onto the scene and into the public consciousness in the last few years.  While the securities and privacy law questions surrounding blockchain technology have received much attention, perhaps less obvious…
  • Mar 15

    Labor Market Monopsony?

    Labor Market Monopsony?
    A recent UChicago Booth podcast explores the increasingly popular question of whether wage stagnation in the U.S. is due at least in part to monopsony power in the labor market.  It’s an interesting and good overview of the issue,…
  • Mar 7

    Speaking on Discovery of Cartel Behavior in Due Diligence and Beyond

    Speaking on Discovery of Cartel Behavior in Due Diligence and Beyond
    I’m looking forward to speaking on March 12 at Orrick’s Japan Library Seminar Series.  I will be giving a presentation entitled “Managing the Discovery of Evidence of Cartel Behavior in Due Diligence and Beyond.”
Rank this Week: 1710

Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
  • Jun 20

    Potential Antitrust Issues Lurking in Blockchain Technology

    Potential Antitrust Issues Lurking in Blockchain Technology
    Blockchain technology has burst onto the scene and into the public consciousness over the last few years. While the securities and privacy law questions surrounding blockchain technology have received much attention, perhaps less obvious are…
  • Jun 13

    European Crackdown on Violations of Merger Control Procedural Rules Continue

    European Crackdown on Violations of Merger Control Procedural Rules Continue
    Last year on this Blog we wrote about the uptick in enforcement action by European competition authorities against violations of merger control procedure (see here). Yesterday, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”)…
  • Jun 12

    Out of Sync? : DOJ’s Policy Reversal Towards SEPs Lacks Legal Support

    Out of Sync? : DOJ’s Policy Reversal Towards SEPs Lacks Legal Support
    Jay Jurata and Emily Luken co-authored an article for Global Competition Review about the troubling policy shift by the DOJ’s Antitrust Division regarding the application of competition law to the assertion of…
Rank this Week: 2039

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/
Rank this Week: 3336

Antitrust Law Source

Antitrust Law Source

Covers antitrust and consumer protection. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.antitrustlawsource.com/
  • Mar 30

    Food & Agriculture Quarterly: March 2018

    Food & Agriculture Quarterly: March 2018
    I am delighted to bring to you the second edition of Food & Agricultural Quarterly (FAQ). This industry-focused publication is designed to focus on the key issues food and agriculture industry stakeholders are facing…
  • Feb 1

    FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate threshold

    FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate threshold
    On Jan. 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the notification thresholds for filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR), as well as certain other values under the HSR rules. As…
  • Oct 19

    Porter Wright presents Food & Agriculture Quarterly

    Porter Wright presents Food & Agriculture Quarterly
    Welcome to our inaugural issue of Food & Agricultural Quarterly (FAQ). This new, industry-focused publication was designed to focus on the key issues food and agriculture industry stakeholders are facing – regardless of whether you…
Rank this Week: 3439

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jun 21

    Holding an oil and gas licence: a privilege, not a right

    Holding an oil and gas licence: a privilege, not a right
    Say you are about to buy, sell, or invest in an Alberta oil and gas company. You are conducting your due diligence, negotiating the transaction documents, pursuing any necessary approvals and are looking forward to closing. Before you can…
  • Jun 19

    Regulators comment on securities law implications for offerings of token

    Regulators comment on securities law implications for offerings of token
    On June 11, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) published Staff Notice 46-308 Securities Law Implications for Offerings of Tokens (“Notice”). The Notice follows from the CSA’s previous guidance…
  • Jun 14

    Competition Bureau opens consultation on revised immunity and leniency program

    Competition Bureau opens consultation on revised immunity and leniency program
    Last month, the Competition Bureau issued its revised immunity and leniency programs for public consultation (open until June 29), an important development as it represents the culmination of a process that began in 2015. An initial draft of…
Rank this Week: 3497

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 3696

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

https://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Air Medical Group Negotiates Consent Decree to Resolve FTC’s Competition Concern

    Air Medical Group Negotiates Consent Decree to Resolve FTC’s Competition Concern
    On March 7, 2018, the United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced it entered into a settlement agreement with Air Medical Group allowing it to acquire AMR for $2.4 billion. The two providers of ambulance services…
  • Mar 9

    Trump’s DOJ Blocks JV from Permanently Combining

    Trump’s DOJ Blocks JV from Permanently Combining
    On March 5, 2018, Sparton Corporation (“Sparton”) announced the termination by Sparton and Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (“Ultra”) of their July 7, 2017 merger agreement. According to Sparton, during the review…
  • Mar 8

    FTC Blocks Cooking Oil Merger Citing Some “Hot Docs”

    FTC Blocks Cooking Oil Merger Citing Some “Hot Docs”
    On March 5, 2018, the United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed an administrative complaint alleging that J.M. Smucker Co.’s (“Smucker”) proposed $285 million acquisition of Conagra Brands,…
Rank this Week: 4046

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Jun 12

    AT&T Wins Permission to Marry Time Warner

    AT&T Wins Permission to Marry Time Warner
    Judge Richard Leon, of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, ruled today that the United States failed to persuade him to block AT&T’s bid to acquire Time Warner under antitrust law. See the 172-page opus…
  • Feb 28

    LIBOR Over-the-Counter Plaintiffs Win Class Certification of Price-Fixing Claims Against Bank

    LIBOR Over-the-Counter Plaintiffs Win Class Certification of Price-Fixing Claims Against Bank
    Today, United States District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan issued LIBOR VII, in which the court granted class certification under Rule 23(b)(3) to a class of plaintiffs who bought over-the-counter instruments that paid…
  • Oct 29

    Preparing difficult witnesses for trial: Hardest questions, dry runs, keeping a safe distance, and conclusion

    Preparing difficult witnesses for trial: Hardest questions, dry runs, keeping a safe distance, and conclusion
      This coming Thursday, I’ll give a talk about Preparing Difficult Witnesses for Trial at the University of Texas law school Civil Litigation Conference in Austin. My series of posts on the subject ends with this one —…
Rank this Week: 4111