The United States Telecom Association, AT&T Inc. and others sought to intervene Tuesday in a piece of the consolidated Open Internet Order challenge before the D.C. Circuit that argues the Federal Communications Commission shouldn't have exempted broadband providers from certain regulations.
Starr Indemnity & Liability Co. successfully fought off an appeal from a federal contractor embroiled in a $31 million kickback scheme, after a Fourth Circuit panel affirmed Starr isn’t responsible for insurance claims by the contractor Wednesday.
Cephalon Inc. agreed Thursday to pay $1.2 billion to settle a long-running antitrust suit accusing the company of paying generic drugmakers to hold off on launching their own version of narcolepsy treatment Provigil, handing the Federal Trade Commission a major victory in its decadelong campaign against so-called pay-for-delay patent settlements.
Motorola Mobility LLC urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to heal a circuit split over the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act by reviving its $3.5 billion price-fixing claim over cellphone displays, saying only the high court could provide needed clarity.
A special master erred by finding two of Intellectual Ventures I LLC’s mobile banking patents legitimate, Capital One Financial Corp. contended Tuesday, in a dual filing where it also argued against a dismissal of its antitrust counterclaims against IV.
A California judge on Wednesday tossed allegations that Nestle USA Inc. froze ice cream competitors out of supermarket aisles, saying antitrust claims by a rival ice cream maker were supported only by ambiguous evidence and an expert’s “incompetent” declaration.
Several tech investors urged a California federal court Wednesday to relieve them from hefty monetary sanctions imposed on them and their former Jackson Lewis PC attorneys after a judge found they destroyed evidence with "Crap Cleaner" software in Clear-View Technologies Inc.'s suit alleging the investors conspired to steal its intellectual property.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez's bid to move his corruption trial from New Jersey to Washington, D.C., which prosecutors bashed in a recent court filing, could be a play for a more sympathetic and politically neutral jury with less-concentrated exposure to negative pretrial publicity.
The historic soccer bribery case launched Wednesday could touch any number of international locales. But to the extent it washes up in America, it will flow through Brooklyn, a fact that did not go unnoticed Wednesday as experts saw a sign that bigger prosecutions may be bound for U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch's former turf.
When it comes to getting approval from China for a potentially problematic merger, the worst-case scenario can involve everything from drawn-out reviews to indefinite orders to hold the two companies separate. Here Law360 looks at just how bad things can get and what attorneys and their clients can do to minimize some of the risks.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has hired Alexander Okuliar, formerly an attorney adviser to FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen, as a partner in the firm's antitrust and competition practice, the firm announced Tuesday.
A California federal judge on Wednesday appeared ready to deny Nippon Chemi-Con Corp.'s bid to escape a consolidated case alleging a capacitor price-fixing scheme, the day after he largely upheld direct and indirect purchasers' suit against Panasonic Corp. and its purported conspirators.
AT&T Inc. and DirecTV have continued to make the case for their proposed $48 billion merger, arguing in a recent meeting with the Federal Communications Commission that the resultant company will benefit tens of millions of customers, according to a filing Tuesday.
Ocwen Financial Corp. and Assurant Inc. on Tuesday fired back at objections to an "extremely generous" $140 million putative class action settlement in Florida federal court in a suit alleging the mortgage borrower inflated force-placed insurance premiums to provide kickbacks to the insurer.
Circuit City Stores Inc. and Proview Technology Inc. finalized settlement agreements Tuesday in their suits against AU Optronics Corp. and HannStar Display Corp., as part of multidistrict litigation over alleged price-fixing of liquid crystal display products.
American Express filed an emergency request with the Second Circuit on Tuesday to stay a lower court’s decision that barred the company from prohibiting merchants from steering customers toward debit cards or other forms of payment.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday preserved a whistleblower suit accusing Allergan Inc. of violating the False Claims Act by shelling out kickbacks, rejecting the drugmaker’s argument that it isn’t liable because it didn’t directly bill Medicare and Medicaid.
U.S. authorities on Wednesday unveiled a racketeering case against top-level international soccer, charging executives at FIFA, the sport's global organizer, with taking $151 million in bribes to back tournament marketing contract applicants and warning more charges are likely in store in an ongoing investigation.
Customers accusing T-Mobile USA Inc., Sprint Corp., AT&T Mobility LLC and Verizon Wireless LLC of fixing prices on pay-per-use text messages suffered a defeat in their massive multidistrict case on Friday, when the Seventh Circuit denied an en banc hearing request.
Charter Communications Inc.'s $55 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc. won't fall victim to the same regulatory pitfalls that torpedoed Comcast Corp.'s recently abandoned attempt to buy TWC, experts say, despite it being a merger of the second- and third-largest U.S. cable television providers. Here, Law360 looks at five reasons Charter's attempted acquisition is different from Comcast's.
An Illinois federal court's recent decision in Industrial Models Inc. v. SNF Inc. serves as an instructive reminder of what can happen when a case is filed in the wrong forum, says James Menton Jr. of Robins Kaplan LLP.
The first half of 2015 has seen a flurry of anti-corruption enforcement activity in the U.S. and abroad. As countries battle corruption within their own borders, their increasingly aggressive approach signals a likely increase in intergovernmental cooperation and coordination of enforcement efforts across borders, say attorneys with Norton Rose Fulbright.
Last week's Barclays PLC plea deal represents the first time that the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a company sentencing credit for implementing an effective compliance program after the start of an investigation, say attorneys with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC.
Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell recently reiterated a common theme from enforcement agencies — having a written compliance program on paper is not sufficient. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's settlement with BHP Billiton Ltd. for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations is the quintessential case in point, say attorneys with Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.
At the heart of the Federal Trade Commission and New York State Department of Health's disagreement over the state's Medicaid program is the mounting tension between health care reform — which focuses on transformative health care models that seek to curb costs and improve care through coordinated and integrated systems — and antitrust law, say attorneys at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.
Recent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases and commentary from U.S. Department of Justice officials illustrate possible costs, benefits and pitfalls in the disclosure and cooperation calculation, say Ryan Rohlfsen and David Nordsieck of Ropes & Gray LLP.
Regulators blamed Deutsche Bank's Libor-related misconduct on the culture within the bank, whose unsecured and permissive business model allowed egregious and pervasive misconduct to thrive. Fixing a broken corporate culture is hard and painful, and regaining a lost reputation for integrity is virtually impossible, say Betsy Collins and Mignon Lunsford of Burr & Forman LLP.
A California federal court's recent decision in U.S. v. Vassiliev limiting the reach of U.S. anti-bribery laws, not including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, confirms that the courts will rein in expansive enforcement efforts if extraterritoriality requirements for jurisdiction are lacking, say attorneys with Arnold & Porter LLP.
Three recent events in the antitrust bar led me to ask myself whether there can ever really be grounds to critique another nation’s enforcement of its competition regime, says Michael P. A. Cohen of Paul Hastings LLP.
There has been a rapid and robust growth in the number of companies offering electronically stored information collection, management and processing services. But a recent survey indicated that not all service providers offer the level of expertise needed in today’s world of big data, the cloud and mobile devices, says Barry O’Melia, chief operations officer at Digital WarRoom.