Latest Monopoly and antitrust News

Many European states support UEFA in Super League legal case

Oct. 20, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — More than half of the European Union member states have formally opposed soccer’s Super League project at the European Court of Justice, UEFA said Wednesday. Of the 27 EU members, 16 filed written submissions against the league to the court in Luxembourg...

Facebook asks court to dismiss FTC antitrust complaint

Oct. 04, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

Facebook is asking a federal court to dismiss a revised complaint against it by the Federal Trade Commission, arguing that the agency has not provided enough evidence to show that the company is a monopoly. In a motion filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the District...

Google in court to appeal EU's 2018 Android antitrust case

Sep. 27, 2021 07:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Google headed to a top European Union court Monday to appeal a record EU antitrust penalty imposed for stifling competition through the dominance of its Android operating system. The company is fighting a 2018 decision from the EU's executive Commission,...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

The (Charleston) Post and Courier. Sept. 20, 2021. Editorial: SC on track for marriage of cheaper, greener electricity. We can’t back down South Carolinians got taken to the cleaners in the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle. Those of us who underwrote the...

US sues to stop deal between American Airlines and JetBlue

Sep. 21, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

The Justice Department and officials in six states have filed a lawsuit to block a partnership formed by American Airlines and JetBlue, claiming that it will reduce competition and lead to higher fares. The Justice Department said Tuesday that the agreement will eliminate...

Epic Games appeals ruling in lawsuit alleging Apple monopoly

Sep. 12, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

Epic Games filed notice that is appealing a federal judge's decision in a lawsuit alleging that Apple has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition. The maker of the popular Fortnite video game said in a court filing Sunday that it will take the ruling to...

Facebook slams UK antitrust watchdog over call to sell Giphy

Sep. 08, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Facebook has criticized the U.K. competition watchdog's provisional decision ordering that it sell off Giphy because it said the acquisition of the company stifles competition for animated images. The social network's strongly worded response to the...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Sep. 01, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. August 30, 2021. Editorial: Plans needed to aid refugees While the final numbers probably won’t be released for a while, it’s clear that Wisconsin is playing a significant role in helping Afghan evacuees following the...

South Korea bans Google, Apple payment monopolies

Aug. 31, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s National Assembly approved legislation on Tuesday that bans app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing developers to use their in-app payment systems. South Korea is reportedly the first country in the world to...

Govt sharpens antitrust attack against Facebook with filing

Aug. 19, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have sharpened their antitrust attack against Facebook, alleging in a revised complaint Thursday that the social network giant pursued a laser-focused strategy to “buy or bury" rivals to suppress competition. It is the Federal...