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Valur Thrainsson
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Pilgrim’s Pride to Pay $110 Million to Settle Charges of Fixing Chicken Prices | The New York Times
The Justice Department said the company had helped fix the price of chicken and passed the cost to consumers.
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Prosecutors for the Justice Department and state attorney general offices are discussing ways of curbing the search giant's market power as they prepare to sue the company.
Brussels eyes bigger stick to take on Big Tech | POLITICO
A new competition instrument originally meant to apply to a wide range of sectors will now be targeted at the digital sector.
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Introduction On 23 September 2020 a former director of one of the North Sea shrimps cartelists was held personally liable for damage of over € 13 million by the Dutch District Court of Noord-Nederland (“Court”). According to the Court, the director’s personal involvement in the cartel qualified as improperly fulfilling his duties as a director. Continue reading.
For around 10 years (between 2004 and roughly 2014) the competition community spent countless hours discussing how commitment decisions could pursue stretched theories of harm and obtain remedies… Read more.
How to Stop Google Self-Preferencing? Europe May Not Be the Model | The Markup
A congressional subcommittee last week recommended new nondiscrimination rules for big tech firms, but experts say the trick is enforcement...
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Congress made a lousy case for breaking up Big Tech | MIT Technology Review
The long-awaited tech antitrust report that the US Congress released on October 6 presents a remarkably flimsy case for action against the nation’s most innovative and competitive companies. The report’s main recommendations would do very little to solve real social problems caused by technology, like misinformation and election interference, because these problems aren’t related to…
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Richard Gilbert
Political candidates, legislators and academics have made proposals to separate services provided by dominant digital platforms from activities that rely on these services. Read more.
Michal Gal, Nicolas Petit
Much evidence from recent antitrust cases casts doubt on the ability of conventional remedies to restore competition in digital markets. This paper considers... Read more.
Christian Bergqvist
Under EU competition law it is prohibited to conclude anti-competitive agreements. If found, such conduct warrants fines in the millions. However, little guidance on what to consider restrictive practices are available from the relevant statute, referring the matter to case law. Read more.
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