Antitrust & Trade Regluation Update

    View Author January 2008
    This update includes the following articles:

    United States
    • HP and Staples Sued Over Anticompetitive Ink Cartridge Agreement
    • ALJ Dismisses FTC Action Against Michigan Realtors Association
    • FTC Clears Google-DoubleClick Merger
    • Travelers Settles Multistate Bid-Rigging Allegations

    European Union

    • Commission Sends Statement of Objection to Air Cargo Cartel Members
    • Commission Fines Chloroprene Rubber Cartel
    • Commission Raids PVC Manufacturers
    • MasterCard Interchange Fees Found to Violate Antitrust Rules
    • Commission Improves State Aid Rules

    Around the World

    • JAPAN – JFTC to Issue First-Ever Cease-and-Desist Order Against Foreign Companies
    • JAPAN – JFTC Consults Foreign Antitrust Agencies Over Proposed Merger
    • INDONESIA – State-Owned Investment Firm to Appeal Antitrust Ruling
    • SOUTH KOREA – KFTC Investigates Foreign Luxury Car Makers