Federal Trade Commission Launches Inquiry into Debit Card Transactions

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched a preliminary inquiry into both Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. for their debit card practices. Both companies recently settled an antitrust probe with the European Union in April over their payment processing practices. The latest inquiry by the FTC is also based on concerns over whether these companies were […]

The Fair Pay to Play Act and Antitrust Laws

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed The Fair Pay to Play Act (“FPTPA” or the “Act”), or California Senate Bill 206, to go into effect on January 1, 2023.  The FPTPA will allow college athletes to benefit from the use of their name, image, or likeness, and many any states, including New York, are following […]

Amazon Accused of Antitrust Violations

Amazon may soon face potential liability for an alleged antitrust violation.  Recently, a third-party merchant accused Amazon of forcing the merchant to utilize Amazon’s logistics services at much higher rates than offered by competitors or risk incurring penalties.  Such behavior is referred to as tying and may qualify as a violation of antitrust law.  An […]

Actos Antitrust Lawsuit Allowed to Proceed

In September 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”) denied Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.’s (“Takeda”) motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 & Participating Employers Health and Welfare Fund (“Plaintiffs”). The lawsuit, filed as an end-payor class action in 2013, alleges […]

Antitrust Facebook Probe

Large tech companies including social media giant Facebook have recently become targets of a Department of Justice antitrust investigation. At least eight state governments and the District of Columbia have already launched their own antitrust probes into Facebook and Google. As state and federal governments try to determine if high-profile companies such as Facebook are […]

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