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Bates White professionals contribute to ABA newsletter The Quick Look

The newsletter The Quick Look is published by the American Bar Association Joint Conduct Committee. Bates White professionals Nitin Dua and Mathis Wagner have contributed to numerous issues. See summaries of those issues below, as well as links to the separate issues.

Issue 34—September 6, 2022

Authors: Nitin Dua, Marguerite Sullivan, Vivian Terng

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This issue of the newsletter provides summaries of two papers: (1) a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) policy paper on the impact of certificates of public advantage on price, quality, access and innovation of healthcare services and (2) a position paper by the FTC and the Department of Justice submitted jointly to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding FERC’s April 2022 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking about regional transmission planning. This issue also offers quick look at the FTC’s approval of three omnibus resolutions authorizing compulsory process for investigations and gives an update on the bipartisan Journalism Competition and Preservation Act.

Issue 30—August 8, 2022

Authors: Mathis Wagner, Lauren Miller Forbes, Joshua Sherman

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This issue examines merger litigation taking place over the summer, including three Department of Justice merger challenges: UnitedHealth Group–Change Healthcare, Penguin Random House–Simon & Schuster, and Booz Allen Hamilton–EverWatch. The newsletter also summarizes Meta’s response to the Federal Trade Commission’s vote to challenge its acquisition of app-maker Within.

Issue 17—May 9

Authors: Nitin Dua, Marguerite Sullivan, Vivian Terng, and David Johnson

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This issue of the newsletter covers the Department of Justice’s statement of interest responding to the dismissal of the District of Columbia Attorney General’s lawsuit against Amazon, the dismissal of Section 1 challenges to an agreement between PepsiCo and the landlord of retail spaces at Philadelphia International Airport, and several other developments in the antitrust arena.

Issue 16—May 2, 2022

Authors: Mathis Wagner, Lauren Miller Forbes, Segev Kanik

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Topics in issue 16 include the settlement between J&J Vision Care and consumer plaintiffs in the class action regarding pricing of disposable contact lenses, a third broiler chicken industry trial, and the Ninth Circuit reversal of the district court’s dismissal of real estate marketer’s action alleging anticompetitive conduct. The last summary indicates the importance of the opinion for clarifying what is required to show anticompetitive harm in a two-sided market.

Issue 9—March 7

Authors: Nitin Dua, Laurien Gilbert, and Vivian Terng

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Topics in this issue include a new US Treasury Department report on competition in alcohol markets and a UK Competition Appeal Tribunal trial procedure proposal to address common issues regarding interchange fee claims against Visa and Mastercard by merchants, among others.

Issue 2—January 17

Authors: Mathis Wagner, Segev Kanik, Lauren Miller Forbes

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Topics in this issue of the newsletter include summaries of the cases In re Capacitors Antitrust Litigation and Henry et al. v. Brown University et al., a recap of the Department of Justice’s workshop on promoting competition in labor markets, and a digest of other legal developments related to antitrust.

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