Category: Keith Hylton

Donald Trump’s tweets can’t hurt Amazon, but here’s how the government could crack down

CNBC Keith Hylton President Donald Trump‘s tweets about Amazon aren’t going to make regulatory action against the company more likely, according to antitrust experts… Expert quote: “I still believe there’s a fair amount of independence both within the DOJ and the FTC from the president. The norms and procedures with the agencies don’t change much across […]

Is an AT&T-Time Warner merger less likely under a Clinton presidency?

Christian Science Monitor Keith Hylton, School of Law It would be reasonable to expect American voters who worry about the impact big business mergers could have on the economy to gravitate toward the Democratic presidential nominee. Expert quote: “For the most part, Republicans have been much more relaxed about mergers, and it’s typical for someone […]

Big banks lose as U.S. appeals court revives Libor lawsuits

Reuters Keith Hylton, School of Law A U.S. appeals court on Monday revived private antitrust litigation accusing major banks of conspiring to manipulate the Libor benchmark interest rate, in a big setback for their defense against investors’ claims of market-rigging… Expert quote: “The likelihood of the plaintiffs actually having suffered harm is quite speculative in […]