Jurisdiction: US

Days are well and truly numbered for unauthorised in-app purchases, following a spate of private and regulatory enforcement action in the United States, and the issue being firmly on the agenda of regulators in the...

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Where the rubber meets the road

February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

U.S.-based Goodyear is seeking to end its global alliance with Japan-based Sumitomo on the grounds that Sumitomo “has engaged in anticompetitive conduct that we concluded warrants the dissolution of the global alliance”.  Under the global...

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Regulators go hardcore on cartels

January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has warned that 2014 is teaming up to be a year of tough penalties against large corporations.  This follows the ACCC’s success against TPG Internet in December and Hewlett-Packard earlier in the year,...

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Disk drive error, please restart your computer

December 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hewlett Packard (HP) and Acer have both commenced action against a number of optical disk drive companies alleging that they have conspired to fix prices.  HP kicked things off by commencing proceedings in the Federal...

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Microsoft gets smart about phones

December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last week, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the European Commission (EC) both gave Microsoft the go-ahead to buy Nokia’s handset and services business, and cleared a patent licensing agreement between the companies. The €5.44 billion (approximately A$8.15...

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US battle for the sky

November 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) is ready to do battle with American Airlines and US Airways to block their mega-merger, but the airlines have the option of agreeing divestments in order to settle legal...

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Foreign exchange under the microscope

November 4, 2013 | 1 Comments

In the last two weeks, the US Department of Justice (US DoJ) and UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) reached further settlement agreements in relation to alleged manipulation of various global interest rates. As reported previously,...

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The mystery around bank interchange fees

October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

While the world of bank interchange fees can at best be described as murky, competition regulators across the globe have been searching for clarity by scrutinising these fees and how service providers, primarily Visa and...

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US shut down

October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

A US Government shutdown began on 1 October 2013 after Congress failed to pass a spending bill to fund government operations for the next fiscal year. Until Congress can agree on funding, non-essential government services...

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Sharing is caring

October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 25 September 2013, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a joint model waiver of confidentiality to facilitate cooperation with foreign competition authorities when considering multi-jurisdictional mergers and civil...

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