The European Commission has cleared the way for Sony Corp. of America to buy out partner Bertelsmann AG and acquire the 50 percent of music company Sony BMG that it does not already own.
The World Association of Newspapers has joined the growing opposition to the impending advertising pact between Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc., arguing on Monday that the deal will harm advertising revenues that the search engines provide to online news publications.
Forest advocates are charging that the Bush administration broke federal laws when it had $350 million from a 2006 settlement of a long-standing trade dispute with Canada distributed to two timber industry-linked nonprofit groups.
An attorney for Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. argued Monday that if direct purchasers were allowed to bring an antitrust case alleging that the company kept generic drugs off the shelves by fraudulently acquiring a patent, then it would open up the floodgates to a massive amount of litigation.
The European Commission said Friday that it has asked Spain's telecommunications authority for more information regarding its July 31 decision that Telefonica SA does not have to let other carriers use its fiber-optic network.
The recent public tiff between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission over the release of monopoly enforcement guidance by the executive agency underscores the tensions between the two federal antitrust watchdogs, but may have few, if any, lasting implications.
The U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission on Friday issued a joint statement decrying Illinois' certificate-of-need laws as threats to innovation, consumer choice and the control of health care costs.
The world's largest suppliers of the fertilizer potash have been hit with an antitrust suit alleging they conspired to fix prices after an increase in production during the 1990s led to price drops that threatened their profits.
Google Inc.'s proposed advertising partnership with Yahoo Inc. faces mounting scrutiny, with California Assemblyman Joel Anderson confirming Friday that almost a dozen states are examining the deal.
Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. has accused rivals American Airlines Corp. and British Airways PLC, which are seeking regulatory approval for a commercial alliance on trans-Atlantic flights, of providing regulators with data that understates their potential market share in flights between London's Heathrow Airport and the U.S.
AT&T Inc. has shot off a complaint with federal regulators that accuses Cox Communications Inc. of engaging in unfair competition by blocking AT&T’s video-programming service from broadcasting San Diego Padres baseball games.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is challenging Polypore International Inc.'s completed acquisition of rival battery separator manufacturer Microporous Products LP, saying the deal is anti-competitive and has led to price increases.
The U.S. Department of Justice has accused two El Paso, Texas-based door and hardware companies of divvying up customers for local construction projects in an alleged bid-rigging conspiracy.
Retail pharmacy Walgreen Co. has lobbed a lawsuit at the city of San Francisco, challenging an ordinance that will bar pharmacies from selling tobacco products as anti-competitive and biased in favor of other types of stores.
Two New York-based heart surgeons are seeking a temporary injunction to prevent a colleague from reassigning two operating room slots to his practice at Westchester Medical Center pending the outcome of their antitrust case.
Ten Missouri beer drinkers have filed an antitrust lawsuit seeking to stop InBev's $52 billion takeover of Anheuser-Busch & Co. Inc., claiming the merger would bring higher prices and fewer choices for consumers.
The European Commission has initiated a pair of investigations into millions of euros in state aid granted to a Ford Motor Co. automobile plant in Romania and an aviation parts manufacturer in Poland.
A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed without prejudice all claims in a consolidated suit accusing bath and kitchen fixture manufacturers of price-fixing, after an appeals court ruled the lower court had incorrectly refused the plaintiffs' previous bid for voluntary dismissal.
The National Athletic Trainers' Association Inc. scored a preliminary victory in federal court Tuesday when a judge refused to dismiss its suit accusing the American Physical Therapy Association of monopolizing the “manual therapy” market.
Abbott Laboratories Inc. has reached a $28 million settlement with the state of Texas to resolve claims that the company reported inflated drug prices to state and federal Medicaid programs in order to curry favor with health care providers.