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News about developments in antitrust cases, mergers and acquisitions, and related regulatory and legislative activity. Tom Hagy is the Executive Editor of the MoginRubin LLP Blog.

Another Anti-Competition, Anti-Privacy Action Coming Soon, This Time in Mississippi

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood told CNBC on Monday, March 18, that he is developing his antitrust case against Google similar to the one brought…

With Today’s Penalty, EU’s Fines Against Google Total $9.4 Billion for Anti-Competitive Conduct

The European Commission has fined Google $1.69 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. “Google has abused its market dominance by imposing a number of restrictive…

Internet of Things: When Does Antitrust Play a Role in Privacy and National Security?

Bipartisan legislation to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices was introduced March 11 in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The legislation —…

Legislators Call Out Antitrust Conduct in the Drug Industry, Call Regulators’ Remedies Ineffective

The drug industry has developed a temporary cure for partisan wrangling on Capitol Hill: the high cost of health care and prescription drugs. Democrats and…

Citing the Need for Antitrust Reform and Enforcement, Sen. Warren Touts Two-Point Plan to Separate Tech ‘Platforms’ from ‘Participants’

“Today’s big tech companies have too much power — too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy. They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information…

Facebook’s Messenger Integration Plan Greeted With Anti-Competition, Anti-Privacy Criticism

In a move that could redefine how 2.6 billion people use Facebook Messenger and Facebook’s acquired WhatsApp and Instagram apps, The New York Times reported…

New FTC Task Force to Monitor Anticompetitive Conduct in Tech Sector

The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition has set its sights on the U.S. technology sector. On Feb. 28 it launched a task force that…

Representations and Warranties and Other Contractual Provisions That Work as Defense and Offense in Deal Disputes

By Jennifer M. Oliver, Counsel, MoginRubin Half of all merger and acquisition deals are subjected to post-closing price adjustment claims. Traditionally, these disputes were resolved…

Notorious RBEs: Flouting M&A ‘Reasonable Best Efforts’ Provisions Can Cost Companies Billions  

Trial started this week in Delaware Chancery Court in a colossal dispute that followed the thunderous collapse of what would have been a $48.9 billion…

Failure to Divulge Potential Privacy Violation Cited in Attack on 3.2B Acquisition

  “Let’s face it: getting out the door can be hectic sometimes.” That’s one of the problems Google Assistant is supposed to address. But when…

Presidential Candidate Klobuchar Takes Aim at Antitrust, Promotes Competition

Subjects like immigration, health care, criminal justice reform, taxes, international trade, and Russia dominate political news coverage. But one new Democratic candidate determined to challenge…

Global Antitrust Regulators Thwarted Fewer Deals in 2018 vs 2017, But Fines Increased

Antitrust concerns by regulators led to the demise of 29 mergers around the globe in 2018, which was a record year for the number of…

GAO: U.S. Needs Internet Personal Data Privacy Protections for Consumers

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has called on Congress to develop “comprehensive legislation on Internet privacy that would enhance consumer protections and provide flexibility to…