July 2, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) announced Monday that it may shut down Apple operations in Italy for 30 days and fined the company up to 300,000 euros (USD $377,500) for unfair commercial practices. The authority claims that Apple misled customers by not advising them of their legal right ...[read more]
February 3, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The French Commercial Tribunal in Paris ruled Tuesday that Google Maps is anti-competitive because it is offered as a free service. The plaintiff, Bottin Cartographers, alleged that Google provides its maps service for free, thereby undercutting competitors, in order to gain market control. The ...[read more]
July 30, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Russia's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service on Wednesday said that Rosneft, the country's largest oil producer, broke unfair competition laws by over-inflating wholesale prices of petroleum products. According to the FAS, Rosneft violated Article 10 of the country's Law on the Protection ...[read more]
July 15, 2009
by Christian Ehret
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin urged lawmakers Tuesday to pass an antitrust bill that would impose criminal penalties for unfair competition. The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service said that the current law is too vague and prevents criminal punishment. The draft bill seeks to amend current ...[read more]
January 10, 2008
by Brett Murphy
The state of New York Thursday began a probe into alleged antitrust violations by computer chip giant Intel for possible anticompetitive practices directed at rival chip maker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced the investigation into possible breaches ...[read more]
October 22, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will not open a formal investigation into allegations that computer chip maker Intel offered unfair discounts to convince computer makers to buy its products over those made by rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), according to the New York Times Monday, citing ...[read more]

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