It has taken longer for the administration of President Donald Trump to get its top antitrust lawyer in place at the U.S. Department of Justice than any since President Jimmy Carter, leaving the division running at a limited clip some six months into Trump's tenure.
The European Union’s competition commissioner said the regulator plans to use steeper fines and other deterrents to fight against cartels.
In what many are calling an unorthodox move, the Federal Communications Commission has once again delayed its vote on the proposed $67 billion merger of telecommunications companies AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp.
Attorneys for Microsoft Corp. have asked a judge to remove the lead attorney in one of several antitrust class actions the company faces, saying she lied and obtained stolen property that belongs to the computer software manufacturer.
A proposed class settlement that came out of Zurich Financial Services’ alleged bid-rigging scandal is being challenged by a national trade association, which feels small and medium insurance agents will suffer unfair adverse effects.
The Department of Justice has launched a probe into price-fixing in the market for static random access memory (SRAM), and requested information from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Samsung Semiconductor Inc.
Swedish retail giant Ikea Services AB has become the latest company to file charges against the $60 billion air cargo industry, accusing it of engaging in a global conspiracy to fix prices.
The Department of Justice’s approval of the merger of telecommunications companies AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. has angered smaller phone companies and consumer groups, and amid the protests the Federal Communications Commission has pushed back its vote on the deal.
The United Kingdom’s Office of Fair Trading is planning to drop a series of pending investigations in order to free up more time to focus on high-profile violations of competition regulations.
The European Commission threatened legal action against France on Thursday if Paris fails to change its new protectionist corporate takeover law, which Brussels fears will hinder investments from other countries in the European Union.
Johnson & Johnson and L’Oreal Inc. are squaring of in federal court in Manhattan over allegations that L’Oreal misled doctors and consumers about Johnson & Johnson’s sunscreen products’ ability to shield off harmful ultraviolet rays.
The company behind the widely used FICO credit score rating, Fair Isaac Corp., has stuck three national credit reporting agencies with an antitrust lawsuit over the launch and marketing of a similar credit scoring model.
In a move that may signal courts are requiring that allegations of antitrust conspiracies be more specific, a federal judge has given the final toss to a class action against a slew of metal firms accused of engaging in anti-competitive practices in the copper pipe market in the United States.
As federal regulators maintain a watchful eye over possible anti-competitive practices in the oil industry, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking more information on a prospective merger that would create the fourth-largest publicly traded independent oil refiner in the United States.
The Federal Trade Commission stepped up its probe into the real estate industry on Thursday, charging two real estate groups in the Detroit area with illegally restraining competition and signing consent orders with five other groups around the country.
A proposed overhaul of Australia’s merger approvals process has been changed to ensure the country’s antitrust regulator has a say in all decisions, and no longer allows companies to keep the regulator out of the loop.
The president of Spain's top antitrust court has indicated that the country intends to implement a unified National Competition Commission by May.
Burying the hatchet in a long-running antitrust spat, Bankrate Inc. said Wednesday it would shell out $3 million to settle a lawsuit brought against it by American Interbanc LLC.
The Department of Justice has cleared the proposed merger of telecommunications companies BellSouth Corp. and AT&T Inc., making approval by the Federal Communications Commission the only obstacle standing in the way of the $67 billion deal.
In stark contrast to the U.S. ban on online gaming approved by Congress last month, the European Commission plans to decide Thursday whether to take legal steps against Austria, France and Italy for blocking their gambling markets to foreign companies.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up the appeal of 30 state governments that have been wrangling with three small cigarette companies over the antitrust implications of accounts established to cover damages from future tobacco-related lawsuits.