The Pickle Poetry Antitrust Case

Back in 2002, the private investment firm called Hicks Muse that owned the Vlasic Pickle Company sought to purchase the Claussen Pickle Company. The Federal Trade Commission blocked the merger. In the press release announcing the action, the FTC said: According to the FTC’s complaint, Hicks Muse’s proposed acquisition of Claussen would eliminate competition and … Read more

RealPage antitrust lawsuits allege collusion among corporate landlords

A group of renters in the U.S. say their landlords are using software to deliver inflated rent hikes. “We’ve been told as tenants by employees of Equity that the software takes empathy out of the equation. So they can charge whatever the software tells them to charge,” said Kevin Weller, a tenant at Portside Towers … Read more