Latest Monopoly and antitrust News

Key people and background in MLB labor negotiations

Nov. 29, 2021 17:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Key people and background in Major League Baseball’s labor negotiations: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT A five-year contract between MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 1. ...

Biden choice for Justice antitrust post wins Senate approval

Nov. 16, 2021 19:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s choice to lead enforcement of competition laws at the Justice Department has won Senate approval as his administration pursues action against outsized market power it has condemned in several industries, including Big Tech, health care, airlines and...

An "eraser button"? Focused ideas could help bridle Big Tech

Nov. 02, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Break up Big Tech? How about shrinking the tech companies’ shield against liability in cases where the content they push to users causes harm? Or creating a new regulator to strictly oversee the industry? Those ideas have captured official attention...

US files antitrust suit to stop major book publisher merger

Nov. 02, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

The Justice Department is suing to block a $2.2 billion book publishing deal that would have reshaped the industry, saying consolidation would hurt authors and, ultimately, readers. German media giant Bertelsmann's Penguin Random House, already the largest American...

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...