Qualcomm returns to court to fight another EU antitrust fine
The US chipmaker is hoping to find the same legal success it had last year.
Qualcomm found itself in the EU's General Court again this week as its lawyers sought to overturn a 242-million-euro EU antitrust fine levied by the European Commission Competition Authority. The legal proceedings are ta... Read more
Amazon faces $1B lawsuit for favouring its products over competitors
Amazon.com is being sued in the United Kingdom for up to £900 million ($1 billion) in damages over accusations that the online marketplace exploited its dominant position by favouring its own items over those of competitors.
Julie Hunter, a consumer rights campaigner, intends to file the group... Read more
Apple’s fine in France has been reduced by 2/3 to 372 million euros
A French court reduced a fine against iPhone manufacturer Apple for suspected anti-competitive behavior to 372 million euros ($366.31 million) from 1.1 billion euros before.
The first penalty was levied in 2020 by France's antitrust authorities for Apple's anti-competitive behavior toward its re... Read more
DOJ moves to file a lawsuit after rejecting Google’s latest concessions
Department of Justice (DOJ) decides to take legal action after denying Google's most recent concessions.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Alphabet's Google has made concessions in time to prevent a potential antitrust action from the United States, which claim that the corporation abuses its... Read more
Swedish price comparison platform sues Google for billions of euros
PriceRunner, a Swedish price comparison platform, sues Google for manipulating search results. Allegedly, Google is bumping its own price comparison service to the top of results. PriceRunner is suing Google for 22 billion Swedish kronor (2.1 billion euros).
PriceRunner states that Google manipu... Read more
Google’s challenge of $2.8 billion fine gets ruling on Nov. 10
Europe’s second-top court will make a ruling on Google’s challenge against a 2.4-billion-euro ($2.8 billion) EU antitrust fine on November 10. The case will be the first of three, according to people familiar with the matter.
The European Commission issued the fine on the world's biggest sea... Read more
Google’s in-app billing enforcement is delayed due to US lawsuits
Google has been sued by dozens of state attorney generals over Play Store policies. The app store, run by Google, is now delaying the enforcement of one of its most significant recent changes, a requirement that all Play Store apps have to use Google’s in-app billing or get banned.
Developers ... Read more
Apple will be hit with an antitrust charge this week
This week, EU antitrust regulators are going to bring charges against Apple. The iPhone maker is being accused of blocking its rivals on its App Store. There was also a complaint filed by the music streaming service Spotify, according to a person familiar with the issue.
In a report first writte... Read more
Second antitrust lawsuit against Google in the U.S.
The antitrust lawsuit is setup by seven states and could come as early as December.
A bipartisan group of U.S. states plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google as early as next month. The swift action could potentially beat a more widely anticipated lawsuit from a different group of stat... Read more
Justice Department is going ‘full tilt’ on the tech antitrust probe
Attorney General Jeff Rosen said that the U.S Justice Department is going full tilt on the tech antitrust probe. The investigations target large companies like Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple and Facebook.
Even though he said that he could not commit to a date by which the department would bri... Read more