Several major car rental companies operating at California airports have been hit with a proposed class action alleging they schemed to fix prices and used a new state law to help conceal their activities.
In antitrust law, questionable cases proceed into broad-based discovery, which can be the impetus for settlement, having little to do with the merits of the case, says Cooley Godward Kronish's Craig Waldman in our series of chats with high-profile antitrust lawyers.
It’s time to repeal the Robinson-Patman Act. It is a protectionist statute that does nothing to enhance or protect the competitive process, says Hogan & Hartson's Christine A. Varney in our series of chats with high-profile antitrust lawyers.
Rival aircraft manufacturers Boeing Co. and Airbus continue to butt heads over government funding, and the feud may stretch another two years, according to a European Union official.
Adding another amicus brief to the heap in Quanta Computer Inc.'s Supreme Court case against LG Electronics Inc., the American Antitrust Institute weighed in Tuesday on what say a patent-owner should have in downstream use of its licensed patents — and on how that say affects the market.
U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin has called for proposed revisions to the newspaper and broadcast ownership rule to help ailing newspapers, but the proposal has been criticized by other FCC commissioners as only helpful to big media companies.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to approve a bill that would bar federal prosecutors from asking companies under investigation for antitrust violations or fraud to waive their attorney-client privilege. A similar bill awaits a vote in the Senate.
Discount airline Ryanair sued the European Commission on Wednesday, saying that the EC had ignored the company's complaints of illegal aid given by the German government to rival Lufthansa.
A federal judge has partially denied a motion on behalf of three plaintiffs for leave to file a third amended complaint in a proposed class action brought on behalf of 3,500 former players against the National Football League Players Association.
Chevron Corp. has agreed to pay $30 million to settle allegations that third parties under contract with the company made illegal kickbacks to the Iraqi government under the United Nations' scandal-plagued oil-for-food program.
Telecommunications competition advocate COMPTEL has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission calling on the agency to quash moves by AT&T to raise access rates in southeastern U.S. states.
The International Trade Commission has stepped up an anti-dumping probe of U.S. imports of polyethylene terephthalate film from Brazil, China, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates, now that it has determined that cheap imports from the countries threaten American industry.
The European Commission's long-discussed plan to fully deregulate the telecom industry in Europe may finally be realized, now that regulators have proposed the creation of a single market for telecom services.
Deciding that the merger could potentially hurt competition for online advertising revenue, the European Commission on Tuesday revealed that it had launched a full-scale antitrust investigation of Google Inc.'s proposed buyout of online advertising firm DoubleClick Inc.
A federal judge has said the U.S. government must allow a magistrate to inspect a number of documents it has that relate to its knowledge of Abbott Laboratories' conduct in the average wholesale drug litigation.
The plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation over thin film transistor liquid crystal display products have filed a consolidated class action complaint that accuses a dozen companies of operating a global cartel to fix the prices of LCDs sold in the United States.
South Korean officials said Monday that they were probing accusations of bribery at Samsung Group after a lawsuit with related accusations was filed last week.
An attorney for the lead plaintiff in a putative class action suit against ING Life & Annuity Co. over revenue-sharing payments ING allegedly took from mutual fund advisers while managing retirement plan investments said Tuesday that he is hoping to breathe new life into the case following its dismissal on Nov. 6.
Magazine-paper maker UPM-Kymmene has agreed to pay $17 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging it participated in a cartel to set the price of publication paper.
A federal judge has dismissed the federal racketeering and antitrust charges brought by a group of Quiznos restaurant owners against its parent company, although certain additional claims will be allowed to proceed in state court.