23,427Feb 24, 2009
Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger
A hearing was held on the proposed merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation
to evaluate the impact of the merger on competition and consumer rights. Witnesses discussed the potential impact ...
11,892Sep 21, 2011
Oversight of Google
Witnesses testified about Google’s business practices and whether it leveraged its Internet search market power to prioritize some of its own business lines, such as YouTube, Google Books, or ...
2,314May 11, 2011
The CEOs of AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel, and consumer and worker advocates testified on the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson argued that the merger will ...
570Dec 6, 2011
Express Scripts-Medco Health Solutions Merger
Antitrust attorneys, consumer advocates, and the heads of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions testified on the proposed merger between the the two benefit management companies
510Mar 19, 2013
American-US Airways Merger
Executives of American Airlines and U.S. Airways as well as anti-trust and consumer advocates testified on the proposed merger between the two airlines. Chair Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ranking ...
482Jun 16, 2009
Cell Phone Text Messaging Rates
Witnesses testified about the rising costs of text messaging charged by wireless telephone companies, the state of competition in the cellular telephone market, the impact of consolidation of prices ...
290Jul 23, 2013
Patent Settlements for Generic Drugs
Witnesses testified on drug company “pay-for-delay” deals, a ploy by to keep generic alternatives off the market. The Supreme Court recently ruled that these deals are subject to ...
119Jun 18, 2008
Nursing Home Accountability
A joint hearing of the Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Special Aging Committee was held on pending legislation that would ...
118Jun 22, 2006
AT&T and BellSouth Merger
Witnesses testified about a proposed $67 billion merger between AT&T and BellSouth. The merger would create the largest telephone company, cell phone service provider, and DSL ...
51Oct 19, 2005
Cable and Telecommunications Competition
The Senate Judiciary Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights Subcommittee held a hearing titled “Video Competitino in 2005: More Consolidation, or New Choices for Consumers?” ...
The United/Continental Airlines Merger: How Will Consumers Fare?
Oversight of the Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws
The Bowl Championship Series: Is it Fair and In Compliance with Antitrust Law?