October 31, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A Nigerian federal court on Thursday ruled in favor of the Bring Back Our Girls group, saying that the police had no right to block protests in Nigeria. Earlier this year the Bring Back Our Girls activists began daily sit-ins at the Unity Fountain in the capital city Abuja to press their demands ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
12/07/2013: Supreme Court justice denied application staying airline merger. 11/12/2013: American Airlines, US Airways settled DOJ antitrust suit. 08/13/2013: US antitrust officials challenged airline merger. 06/17/2013: Supreme Court ruled pay-to-delay settlements not immune from antitrust ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
During the early 20th century, US President Theodore Roosevelt earned the title of "Trust-buster," as his administration vigorously pursued large corporations and assailed their anti-competitive behavior. The foundations of antitrust law developed during his presidency. The Gilded Age produced ...[read more]
June 17, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Monday in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis that reverse payment settlements can sometimes violate antitrust laws. A reverse payment settlement, better known as a "pay to delay" settlement, is an agreement in which a patent holder pays a competitor to delay them ...[read more]
February 19, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health Systems, Inc. that federal antitrust laws regulating competition among health service providers apply to an anticompetitive transaction in Georgia because the state law regulating the activity did not clearly articulate authority ...[read more]
January 4, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Thursday that Google did not violate antitrust or anticompetition laws. Google's practice of favoring its own services in search results, to the detriment of its competitors, has been under scrutiny. Though Google will be required to make changes to ...[read more]
November 17, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
A federal judge in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday approved the $22.5 million fine levied by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Google for Google's alleged privacy misrepresentations concerning Apple's Safari internet browser. Google agreed earlier ...[read more]
August 11, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
Google Inc. on Thursday agreed to pay a record fine of $22.5 million to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after being charged with misrepresenting Apple Inc.'s Safari internet browser. Specifically, the FTC claimed that the company allowed the browser to track users' search histories and target ...[read more]
February 25, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a suit on Friday from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a consumer privacy group, asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to block Google's proposed privacy policy changes. EPIC brought suit against the FTC... ...[read more]
February 19, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
US Representatives Edward Markey and Joe Barton, members of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, and Cliff Stearns, of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Friday asking it to look into possibly unlawful privacy ...[read more]

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