Federal Trade Commission
Stewart Information Services and Fidelity National Financial Terminate Merger
Fidelity National will pay Stewart a break-up fee of $50 million after the Federal Trade Commission challenged the merger.
NY to Lead Antitrust Investigation of Facebook
A coalition of states will probe Facebook's "dominance of [social networking] and the potential anticompetitive conduct stemming from that dominance.”
Antitrust Review: Navigating the Challenges of a ‘Second Request’
When an M&A transaction is flagged for a deeper regulatory review, the buyer and seller may be faced with significant challenges.
Third Point Fined Over Antitrust Violations
The activist fund allegedly failed to comply with premerger notification rules before acquiring stock in DowDuPont two years ago.
Facebook Hit with Record $5B Fine Over Privacy Breaches
The Federal Trade Commission’s settlement resolves its investigation into how the company lost control over user data.
Reckitt Benckiser to Pay $1.4B in U.S. Opioid Treatment Settlement
The company made a deal to resolve federal investigations into the sales and marketing of an opioid addiction treatment by its former business Indivior.
Canon, Toshiba Fined Over Antitrust Violations
The companies allegedly structured a deal so it would not be delayed by U.S. pre-merger notification laws.
Facebook Sets Aside $3B for Possible FTC Fine
Facebook says the charge it took in the first quarter is a reasonable estimate of what it would cost to resolve an FTC privacy investigation.
Don’t Break Up Big Tech Firms: Former Antitrust Regulator
Calls for regulating companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google out of existence are misguided, says Canada's former competition commissioner.
Dems Propose Screening Algorithms for Bias
The Algorithmic Accountability Act would require companies to ensure their automated decision-making systems comply with discrimination law.
FTC Unveils Antitrust Task Force Targeting Tech
“The FTC needs to get past its laser-focus on consumer prices, and figure out what competitive harm means in today’s tech markets.”