U.S. enforcement agencies should rely more heavily on private litigation to complement their efforts, says Robins Kaplan's K. Craig Wildfang in our series of chats with high-profile antitrust lawyers.
As the first wave of motions to dismiss citing the Supreme Court's ruling in Bell Atlantic v. Twombly begins to crest, courts and lawyers are still figuring out how to apply the decision. Some lawyers say this process is normal, but others are complaining about inconsistent rulings and calling on the Supreme Court to clarify the issues raised by the May opinion.
Plaintiffs class action firm Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll PLLC has expanded significantly, adding two new offices and several new partners in the past six months to enhance the firm’s abilities and talent particularly in the securities and antitrust areas.
The indirect purchasers in the multidistrict litigation against dynamic random access memory manufacturers have accused the defendants of essentially trying to ban any indirect purchaser claims in cases involving incorporated products.
South Korea’s antitrust regulator has slapped 10 pharmaceutical companies with a $22.2 million fine after finding they provided kickbacks to hospitals and wholesalers.
Law firm Irell & Manella must go up against a $150 million malpractice suit filed by cable operator Charter Communications for allegedly bungling a 1999 cable TV acquisition.
New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo has slapped First American Corp. with a lawsuit for allegedly colluding with Washington Mutual Inc. to inflate the appraisal value of homes.
A government panel established to review Canada's competition laws has drawn up a strikingly broad agenda in its quest to update old rules and maximize the country's competitive position.
Of the $2 billion the U.S. Department of Justice recovered for fraud against the government in fiscal year 2007, more than $1.5 billion came from health care companies, many of which shelled out huge sums to settle kickback and price inflation claims.
The remaining defendants in the ongoing antitrust litigation over alleged price-fixing in the air cargo shipping service industry are fighting a magistrate judge's recommendations that they provide customer information for a settlement.
Ingersoll-Rand Co. Ltd. has agreed to pay $6.7 million to settle charges brought by federal authorities in the scandal related to the United Nations' oil-for-food program.
In a unanimous ruling, the Federal Communications Commission has approved a new rule banning apartment building owners from striking exclusive deals with cable TV service providers, kicking open the door to increased competition in the industry.
Alza Corp. is fighting a bid by indirect purchasers in the multidistrict litigation over bladder control drug Ditropan XL to review the company’s privileged communications on the theory that Alza committed fraud by intentionally failing to disclose a prior art patent.
A federal judge has extended the court’s oversight of Microsoft Corp. until late January as she reviews motions for the court to continue to keep an eye on the software giant for another five years.
The European Commission will take an additional 10 days to consider whether Thomson Corp.'s proposed $17.5 billion takeover of Reuters Group PLC poses significant anti-competitive threats.
The Australian competition authority has decided not to intrude on Google Inc.'s proposed $3 billion takeover of Internet advertising firm DoubleClick Inc., becoming the first watchdog to bless the deal.
Bayer AG has pled guilty in Canada to taking part in three schemes to fix international prices for rubber chemicals, and agreed to shell out $3.8 million in fines, the Canadian competition watchdog announced Tuesday.
Several energy companies, including Exelon Corp., Commonwealth Edison Co. and Ameren Corp., say recently passed Illinois legislation should prompt the dismissal of two consumer class action lawsuits that accuse power wholesalers of artificially inflating electricity prices.
For a European antitrust lawyer with some familiarity with the U.S. system, it is very difficult to understand why both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have jurisdiction over merger cases, says Taylor Wessing's Michael Dietrich in our series of chats with high-profile antitrust lawyers.
AT&T Inc. on Tuesday agreed to divest the Cellular One brand as part of its $2.8 billion acquisition of Dobson Communications Corp., in order to settle an antitrust suit brought against it the same day by the U.S. Department of Justice.