Latest Monopoly and antitrust News

Top antitrust enforcer warns Big Tech over data collection

Nov. 8, 2019 8:01 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) — The Justice Department's top antitrust official warned Big Tech companies Friday that the government could pursue them for anticompetitive behavior related to their troves of user data, including for cutting off data access to competitors. "Antitrust enforcers cannot turn a...

EU investigates French supermarkets in antitrust case

Nov. 4, 2019 9:57 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission is investigating whether two of France's largest chains of retail shops have infringed the bloc's competition rules by colluding on sales activities. It wants to find out if Casino and Intermarché, owned by Les Mousquetaires, engaged in "anticompetitive conduct"...

47 attorneys general back antitrust probe into Facebook

Oct. 22, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's latest foes: nearly every U.S. state. A state-level antitrust investigation into the social networking giant now has the backing of a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general, New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday. The Democrat launched the probe last month with...

Sutter Health, California settle massive antitrust case

Oct. 16, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of California's largest hospital systems has reached an agreement to settle a massive class-action lawsuit over allegations that it abused its market power and has been overcharging patients for medical bills. Wednesday's announcement of an agreement offered no details but came...

Sutter Health, employers and California attorney general reach settlement in massive antitrust lawsuit over health costs

Oct. 16, 2019 3:23 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sutter Health, employers and California attorney general reach settlement in massive antitrust lawsuit over health costs.

California hospital chain going to court over high prices

Oct. 10, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of California's largest hospital systems is facing a trial over accusations that it has used its market dominance to snuff out competition and overcharge patients for medical bills. The antitrust lawsuit against Sutter Health, which operates 24 hospitals with 5,500 doctors across...

The Latest: Trial delayed against California hospital chain

Oct. 10, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on an antitrust trial against one of California's largest hospital systems (all times local): 12 p.m. Opening arguments in a trial against one of California's largest hospital systems have been delayed due to the absence and excusal of several jury members. San Francisco...

GateHouse-Gannett newspaper deal clears US antitrust review

Sep. 26, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — GateHouse and Gannett say their newspaper deal has cleared U.S. antitrust review. It still needs approval from European regulators and stockholders of both companies. The two say they expect the deal to close this year. USA Today owner Gannett and GateHouse argue that combining will help...

Las Vegas newspapers battling in courts over operations pact

Sep. 25, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas' newspaper battle is heating up after the Las Vegas Sun filed a new federal lawsuit against the Las Vegas Review-Journal and its owner, the family of billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. A civil complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas alleges unfair trade...

Trial approaching in California hospital antitrust case

Sep. 22, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred in part by former President Barack Obama's health care law, hospitals across the country have merged to form massive medical systems in the belief it would simplify the process for patients. But a simpler bill doesn't always guarantee a cheaper bill. That's a key issue in...