Latest Monopoly and antitrust News

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...

Senate tech critic to Facebook CEO: Sell WhatsApp, Instagram

Sep. 19, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met Thursday with President Donald Trump and other critics of the tech industry, the Senate's most vocal detractor offered a challenge: Sell your WhatsApp and Instagram properties to prove you're serious about protecting data privacy. It may have been more...

State senators plan field hearings on Facebook, Google reach

Sep. 19, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A panel of state senators is hitting the road to gather input on how the broad reach of Facebook and Google impacts average Ohioans. Republican Senate President Larry Obhof (AWB'-hawf) said Wednesday that two October hearings are planned. One will be in Cleveland and the other in...

Democrats raise political influence issue in antitrust probe

Sep. 17, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are challenging a new Justice Department probe into a deal between California and four big automakers, accusing the Trump administration of using antitrust powers to target political opponents. "My suggestion is you're doing this for political reasons," Sen. Sheldon...