Qualcomm Case Raises Questions About Gun Jumping

Law360, New York (May 23, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When the U.S. Department of Justice filed a federal complaint against Qualcomm, Inc. and Flarion Technologies, Inc. in April, the message seemed clear: Authorities would be vigilant in their enforcement of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976. But some antitrust lawyers argue that the complaint and settlement in the Qualcomm case have raised more questions than they answer.

In April, San Diego, Calif.-based cell phone chip manufacturer Qualcomm agreed to pay a $1.8 million penalty to the U.S. Department of Justice for violating antitrust rules. Qualcomm was...
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