A federal judge has ordered the consolidation of cases brought by Rite Aid Corp., CVS Pharmacy Inc., Walgreen Co. and two other drugstores alleging that American Express Co. imposed anti-competitive rules on merchants.
A federal judge has granted in part a motion seeking class certification in a case accusing C.R. Bard Inc. of an anti-competitive scheme that drove up prices of urological catheters for hospitals.
A U.S. plaintiffs firm has launched a €1 billion action in the United Kingdom against British Airways PLC, accusing the airline of a seven-year conspiracy to fix fuel surcharge prices levied at its air freight customers.
Generic-drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Inc. has agreed to pay Massachusetts' state Medicaid program $1.8 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that it defrauded the program by overstating the cost of drugs.
The Hatch-Waxman Act has led to an explosion of antitrust cases in the pharmaceutical industry, which is expected to fuel the next wave of antitrust cases, according to attorneys from Dechert LLP’s antitrust practice.
China reportedly filed a complaint against the United States with the World Trade Organization on Friday, seeking resolution of an ongoing dispute regarding anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed on Chinese goods.
Upset over allegations of illegal misconduct, BAE Systems Mobility & Protection System has taken to the court and fired back at ArmorWorks, saying ArmorWorks' “reckless threats” had compromised the ability of a BAE subsidiary to compete for defense contracts in the body armor arena.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled that the International Trade Commission is not obligated to reverse its decision that steel imports from Trinidad and Tobago at below market prices were hurting domestic industry, in order to comply with an earlier Federal Circuit decision.
Google Inc.'s chief executive has reportedly said he won't delay the Internet giant's advertising partnership with Yahoo Inc. any longer, despite the ongoing assessments by several antitrust regulators and mounting opposition to the deal.
A provision in Microsoft Corp.'s licensing contracts requiring personal computer manufacturers in Japan to agree not to sue the software giant for patent infringement violates the country's anti-monopoly law, the Japan Fair Trade Commission has ruled.
The British government is planning to relax its competition rules so that Lloyds TSB can acquire HBOS PLC, the holding company for the Bank of Scotland and the U.K.'s largest mortgage lender, in order to stabilize the nation's financial markets.
Finding that attorneys for World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. have made conflicting claims about a key piece of evidence in two different cases accusing toy maker Jakks Pacific Inc. of bribery and antitrust violations, a federal judge has reconsidered his earlier ruling that WWE's claims were not precluded by an agreement made between the parties before the case was filed.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved Reed Elsevier's $4.1 billion acquisition of ChoicePoint Inc., but is forcing the sale of ChoicePoint’s AutoTrackXP and Consolidated Lead Evaluation and Reporting electronic public records services assets to Thomson Reuters Legal Inc.
Longs Drugs Stores Corp. said Wednesday it would duck out of buyout talks with Walgreen Co. after its legal and financial advisers determined that the unsolicited $3 billion bid could pose antitrust risks, opening the door again to its existing plan to be acquired by CVS Caremark Corp. for slightly less.
Heeding the advice of U.K. antitrust regulators, BAA Ltd. has decided to put London's Gatwick airport up for sale in hopes of blocking an attempt to loosen the company's perceived stranglehold.
Experts are divided on how the $85 billion government bailout of American International Group Inc. will affect competition in the insurance industry and the role of the United States in promoting free markets abroad.
A union and several contractors have asked a judge to reconsider her recent decision not to dismiss U.S. Information Systems Inc.'s amended complaint against them, claiming that the plaintiff's allegations are too general to sustain an antitrust conspiracy case.
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to kick off a new term, antitrust lawyers are waiting with bated breath to see how the court will tackle a price-squeezing case that triggered a dispute between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.
In a twist, eBay Inc., the Internet auctioneer named in several antitrust suits, has taken an offensive stance against what it claims are anti-competitive distribution practices in the European Union, asking Europe's competition commissioner to investigate certain distributors across the region, Reuters reported Wednesday.
Class action specialist Milberg LLP has scored a prominent litigator with 16 years of regulatory experience to head its antitrust practice, the firm announced Monday.