Nearly half of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2012 docket concerns business cases, a big change from the last term, experts said Friday at an business lobby event previewing the coming court term.
The department is looking into whether cable companies are colluding to contend with online programming providers.
House Republicans and Democrats raised concerns about how the proposed $39 billion merger between AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA may affect consumers and the companies’ employees.
The Justice Department Antitrust Division currently is reviewing the proposed $39 billion merger for antitrust pitfalls.
Google has come under fire from online travel companies for its planned $700 million acquisition of ITA Software Inc., which creates most of the software for online flight ticket sales.
“The Justice Department ought to be enforcing the laws,” said Morality in Media’s Patrick Trueman.
Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney said the government’s settlement with NBC Universal Inc. and Comcast Corp. on their proposed merger would protect competition in the media industry.
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary antitrust subcommittee wrote to the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday expressing concerns about a combined Comcast-NBC.
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) wrote to the NBC chief in February to ask why viewers had to prove they subscribed to a pay TV service to watch some Olympics content.
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Sen. Herb Kohl sent a letter to NBC chief executive Jeff Zucker asking why the network required viewers to prove they subscribed to a pay television service in order to access some Olympics coverage. UPDATED 5:15 p.m.
The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday held the third of four Capitol Hill hearings on the proposed merger between Comcast Corp. and NBC Universal.
The Department of Justice announced today that it will require Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. to license its ticketing software, divest ticketing assets and subject itself to anti-retaliation provisions in order to proceed with its proposed merger with Live Nation Inc.
Will it be the Antitrust Division or the Federal Trade Commission — or maybe the Federal Communications Commission — that decides whether Comcast can buy controlling interest in NBC from GE?
"It's not inviting your in-laws for a long weekend. "It's inviting your in-laws for three years." -- Gibson Dunn's Joe Warin on companies required to hire corporate monitors.