Google questions whether it will become its new Justice Department antitrust boss

Google on Friday asked the Department of Justice to investigate whether the new top antitrust officer representing Google competitors should back down from investigations and lawsuits against the company. In a letter to Justice Department leaders, an outside attorney for Google said that Jonathan Kanter’s past work for the company’s critics “is highly questioned about …

Google Loses Appeal of $2.8 Billion EU Antitrust Penalty

In an important decision that supports the European Union’s efforts to put pressure on the world’s biggest technology companies, Google On Wednesday, it lost an appeal by European regulators to overturn a landmark antitrust ruling against the internet giant. Decision of the Luxembourg-based General Court on a case 2017 decision Google was fined 2.4 billion …

Senate Panel Admits Jonathan Kanter to Head of Justice Department Antitrust Division

A Senate committee on Thursday approved a critic of tech giants to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division, sending his nomination to the full Senate for final vote. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted for Jonathan Kanter to lead the split, not counting how each lawmaker voted. But a Republican senator, John Cornyn of Texas, wanted …

China Fines Meituan $530M In Second Tech Antitrust Case

China has fined food delivery giant Meituan $530 million. antitrust violations Friday is the second major penalty this year for Beijing’s efforts to bring the country’s major internet companies to heel. The government’s campaign was blessed by the highest levels of Communist Party leadership. It includes a large number of regulatory and policy makers. And …

Biden’s Choice for Top Antitrust Officer Was a Star Corporate Lawyer

Mr. Kanter left Paul, Weiss in 2020. It has growing ties to companies that have competitive complaints against Big Tech companies. raised conflicts of interest for the firm. While Google is not a Paul, Apple, for example, is a client of Weiss. Legal experts say that if he joins the Justice Department, the issue of …

Facebook is urging court to dismiss latest FTC antitrust lawsuit.

Facebook sued for dismissal on Monday Federal Trade Commission’s revised antitrust lawsuit against the company, the agency said in its complaint that there is still no evidence that the company violated antitrust laws. In its filing with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Facebook said the agency failed to provide sufficient evidence …

American Airlines and JetBlue Face Antitrust Litigation Via Alliance

The Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against American Airlines and JetBlue on Tuesday, saying a growing alliance between the two airlines has created a “de facto merger” in the New York and Boston markets, reducing competition and hurting consumers. The lawsuit said the arrangement between airlines has reduced incentives to compete in the Northeast …

US Takes A New Stab In Facebook Antitrust Case

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday gave Facebook a new target, reinforcing its accusations that the company has a monopoly that illegally crushes competition. threw out the agency’s original case Two months ago. The lawsuit presented on Thursday contains the same general arguments as the original. But the updated case is much longer …

Biden’s Antitrust Team Signs a Big Swing on Corporate Titans

WASHINGTON — President Biden has put together the most aggressive antitrust team in decades, stacking his administration with three legal crusaders as he prepares to assume corporate consolidation and market power through efforts that may include curbing mergers and breaking up big corporations. Mr. Biden’s decision last week name Jonathan Kanter Leading the Justice Department’s …

Jonathan Kanter will serve as Antitrust Leader in the Justice Department.

‘Wu & Khan & Kanter’ After six months and much speculation, the White House finally nominated one To lead the antitrust division at the Department of Justice: Jonathan Kanter, former Paul Weiss attorney and longtime Big Tech critic. If confirmed by the Senate, which may take some time, Kanter will lead the division that filed …