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Nigeria high court rules in favor of the Bring Back Our Girls protesters
October 31, 2014
A Nigerian federal court on Thursday ruled in favor of the Bring Back Our Girls group, saying that the police had no right to block protests in Nigeria. Earlier this year, the Bring Back Our Girls activists began daily sit-ins at the Unity Fountain in the capital city Abuja to press their demands f....... [more]

Antitrust - Airline Merger
December 30, 2013
12/07/2013: Supreme Court justice denied application staying airline merger. 11/12/2013: American Airlines, US Airways settled DOJ antitrust suit. 08/13/2013: US antitrust officials challenged airline merger. 06/17/2013: Supreme Court ruled pay-to-delay settlements not immune from antitrust sui....... [more]

History of Antitrust Laws
December 30, 2013
During the early 20th century, US President Theodore Roosevelt earned the title of "Trust-buster," as his administration vigorously pursued large corporations and assailed their anti-competitive behavior. The foundations of antitrust law developed during his presidency. The Gilded Age produced capta....... [more]

Airlines and Antitrust
December 30, 2013
Since the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, antitrust efforts have played a major role in fostering corporate competition and preventing monopolies. Using a base of law set out by the Sherman Act, Clayton Act and Federal Trade Commission Act, government agencies work to protect consumers from collus....... [more]

Supreme Court rules 'pay to delay' settlements not immune from antitrust suits
June 17, 2013
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Monday in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis that reverse payment settlements can sometimes violate antitrust laws. A reverse payment settlement, better known as a "pay to delay" settlement, is an agreement in which a patent holder pays a competitor to delay them from....... [more]

Supreme Court rules federal antitrust laws apply to Georgia hospital transactions
February 19, 2013
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health Systems, Inc. that federal antitrust laws regulating competition among health service providers apply to an anticompetitive transaction in Georgia because the state law regulating the activity did not clearly articulate authority for....... [more]

FTC finds Google did not violate antitrust or anticompetition laws
January 4, 2013
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Thursday that Google did not violate antitrust or anticompetition laws. Google's practice of favoring its own services in search results, to the detriment of its competitors, has been under scrutiny. Though Google will be required to make changes to it....... [more]

Federal judge approves $22.5 million fine for Google privacy violations
November 17, 2012
A federal judge in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday approved the $22.5 million fine levied by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Google for Google's alleged privacy misrepresentations concerning Apple's Safari internet browser. Google agreed earlier th....... [more]

Google to pay FTC $22.5 million fine for misrepresenting privacy protections
August 11, 2012
Google Inc. on Thursday agreed to pay a record fine of $22.5 million to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after being charged with misrepresenting Apple Inc.'s Safari internet browser. Specifically, the FTC claimed that the company allowed the browser to track users' search histories and target ads....... [more]

France commission fined Google for violating data privacy laws
March 21, 2012
On March 21, 2011, the French national Commission of Information Technology and Liberty (CNIL) fined Google for violations of French data privacy laws. The issues arose from the allegedly mistaken collection of personal data over unsecured networks by Google through their Street View cars, which wer....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses challenge to Google privacy changes
February 25, 2012
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a suit on Friday from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a consumer privacy group, asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to block Google's proposed privacy policy changes. EPIC brought suit against the FTC....... [more]




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