1. March 23, 2023

    FTC Cites Privilege In Asking For Denial Of Meta Doc Request

    The Federal Trade Commission has urged a D.C. federal judge to once against deny Facebook parent company Meta Platforms Inc.'s request for information the agency obtained during its review of the social media giant's acquisition of Instagram and WhatsApp, arguing the company is asking for access to documents the court previously deemed privileged.

  2. March 14, 2023

    Meta Cuts Deal With NYT Over Docs In FTC Monopoly Case

    Meta Platforms told a District of Columbia federal judge Tuesday that it resolved its fight to obtain records from the New York Times that the social media giant said were "critical" to show that instead of monopolizing the personal social network market, as the government alleges, it faces a slew of competitors.

  3. March 08, 2023

    FTC Slams Meta's 'Habit' Of Twisting Its Words In NYT Doc Bid

    The Federal Trade Commission told a D.C. federal judge Wednesday it won't wade into Meta Platforms' bid to force The New York Times to produce material the company says shows it doesn't monopolize personal social networking, except to point out that Meta mischaracterized the FTC's market definition position.

  4. March 06, 2023

    Meta Wants 'Competitor' NYT's Docs In FTC Monopoly Case

    Meta asked a District of Columbia federal judge to force The New York Times to hand over material the social media giant says is "critical" to showing that instead of monopolizing personal social networking as the Federal Trade Commission alleges, it faces an array of competition.

  5. February 27, 2023

    Meta Wants FTC To Explain How Facebook, TikTok Differ

    Meta has asked a D.C. federal judge to force the Federal Trade Commission to explain its definition for the personal social networking market the Facebook parent company allegedly monopolizes, and to explain why that market excludes such "commonly known competitors as Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok."

  6. January 23, 2023

    TikTok, Hearst Top Meta's Discovery Problems In FTC Case

    Meta Platforms may soon need help forcing third-party companies to comply with its document demands as the Facebook successor defends against Federal Trade Commission monopolization claims, the company indicated in a D.C. federal court filing Friday.

  7. January 02, 2023

    Antitrust Conduct Issues And Cases To Watch In 2023

    The Federal Trade Commission prepares to test the limits of its authority to combat unfair methods of competition in the coming year, as the U.S. Department of Justice and state enforcers continue pushing aggressive antitrust agendas alongside new proposed class actions from private parties.

  8. November 28, 2022

    Meta Can't Avoid Privilege Re-Review Sought By FTC

    Meta Platforms must re-review 2,500 documents over which it's claimed privilege after a D.C. federal judge during a hearing Monday balked at the Facebook parent's arguments that the Federal Trade Commission is asking for too much company information in its monopolization case.

  9. October 27, 2022

    Meta Wants Snap Inc. Docs In FTC Monopoly Case

    Facebook parent Meta Platforms urged a D.C. federal court to force instant photo-messaging app Snapchat to hand over documents related to its pricing, data, competitors and "Project Voldemort," which allegedly details anti-competitive conduct by Meta, in the Federal Trade Commission's ongoing monopolization case.

  10. October 13, 2022

    Meta Pushes For Clubhouse Docs In FTC Monopoly Case

    Facebook parent company Meta Platforms has asked a D.C. federal court to enforce a subpoena issued to the owner of the social audio app Clubhouse in a monopolization case brought by the Federal Trade Commission.

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