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New FTC Chair May Pursue Silicon Valley Anti-Trust Enforcement

President Donald Trump’s power to appoint a majority of the Federal Trade Commission’s members and the agency’s Chairman may usher in aggressive enforcement of anti-trust laws against several Silicon Valley tech giants.

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Lawyers That Won NCAA Anti-Trust Case May Receive $50 Million Fee

U.S. Judge Nathanael Cousins, at a San Jose hearing on Wednesday, called the ground-breaking case against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) an “adventurous and risky lawsuit.” The judge signaled he is likely to award the $50 million requested by plaintiffs’ lawyer Hausfeld LLP, who won what Cousins called “the most significant antitrust case of the era.”

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European Union Accuses Google Of Anti-Competitive Practices

The European Union has been involved in what seems like a permanent investigation of Google for abusing its search-engine dominance. There is a certain through-the-looking-glass quality to Reuters’ report on the latest developments, as Google is punished with anti-competitive regulations for allegedly engaging in anti-competitive practices.

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FTC Leak Suggests Google Searches are Biased, Discriminatory

In what is sure to lead to a customer scandal and heighten a U.S. Antitrust Probe, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staffers determined in an undisclosed report that Google, Inc. allegedly used an algorithm to manipulate search results to favor their own less relevant search over competitors. The alleged Google fraudulent practice only became public when FTC staffers inadvertently shared the document with the Wall Street Journal.