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American Airlines and JetBlue must abandon their partnership in the Northeast, federal judge rules

May. 19, 2023 20:03 PM EDT

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways must abandon their partnership in the northeast United States, a federal judge in Boston ruled Friday, saying that the government proved the deal reduces competition in the airline industry. The ruling is a major victory for the Biden...

Judge rules against Google, allows antitrust case to proceed

Apr. 29, 2023 07:48 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected a motion from Google to toss out the government's antitrust case against it. U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema ruled the lawsuit alleging Google wields monopolistic power in the world of online advertising can proceed in...

Microsoft's 'good guy' approach frays in UK gaming battle

Apr. 27, 2023 16:48 PM EDT

Microsoft's charm offensive with the world's governments is starting to lose some of its luster as the software giant is confronting its toughest antitrust scrutiny since co-founder Bill Gates was in charge. A blow came this week when British regulators said they would block...

New antitrust lawsuit against NCAA seeks millions in damages

Apr. 04, 2023 15:37 PM EDT

The attorneys who beat the NCAA in the Supreme Court have filed a new class-action antitrust lawsuit against the association and the five wealthiest college sports conferences that seeks millions of dollars in damages for thousands of athletes. The case was filed Tuesday — the day...

Appeals court restores promoter's lawsuit against FIFA

Mar. 07, 2023 19:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A promoter’s lawsuit against FIFA and the U.S. Soccer Federation can proceed toward trial after a lower-court judge had thrown it out, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the lawsuit by Relevant Sports,...

US sues to block JetBlue from buying Spirit Airlines

Mar. 07, 2023 15:57 PM EST

The Biden administration sued to block JetBlue Airways' $3.8 billion purchase of Spirit Airlines, saying Tuesday that the deal would reduce competition and drive up air fares for consumers. The Justice Department said the tie-up would especially hurt cost-conscious travelers who...