The U.S. Department of Justice will try to convince a D.C. Circuit panel Thursday to revive its challenge to AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner, in what experts say is a fight the DOJ has little chance of winning.
A California federal judge has refused to toss a data analytics company's copyright infringement and antitrust claims against software maker SAP SE, but dismissed its trade secret claims for now.
The European Union's top court has overturned more than €800,000 in damages the bloc was ordered to pay to five companies for unreasonably delaying their antitrust appeals, finding that the EU wasn't responsible for the costs those companies incurred while they waited.
The Federal Trade Commission will be able to present written testimony from Huawei and LG Electronics Inc. in the upcoming California federal court trial over antitrust charges the Federal Trade Commission has brought against Qualcomm.
A European court on Thursday reduced a €69.9 million ($79.4 million) fine levied by the bloc's antitrust enforcer against Deutsche Telekom AG over allegations that its Slovak subsidiary attempted to shut competitors out of the broadband services market, but agreed that the activity was anticompetitive.
A Texas appellate court on Thursday held a trial court wrongly refused to send to arbitration a lawsuit brought by two former US Money Reserve Inc. employees who had asked a state district judge to declare their noncompete agreements invalid.
Alstom and Siemens said Wednesday that they had submitted a proposal to the European Commission to address its concerns that their merger would would increase costs to manufacturers and raise fares for passengers.
Drug wholesalers who directly purchased GlaxoSmithKline PLC's epilepsy drug Lamictal or a generic version from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. won certification Wednesday in their antitrust suit alleging a settlement agreement struck between the two drugmakers delayed generic options from entering the market.
The U.S. International Trade Commission will weigh in on an intellectual property dispute between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. over sales of iPhones found to infringe a Qualcomm patent, agreeing on Wednesday to reconsider whether the telecom giant's asserted patent is obvious and whether an import ban against the iPhones would be appropriate.
Jurors who awarded US Airways $15 million after finding that trip-planner Sabre Inc. restrained trade by forcing unfavorable contract terms on the airline wanted to go home after an eight-week trial and gave short shrift to a key question about market definition, a lawyer for the losing side told the Second Circuit on Thursday.
The European Commission has released two guidances intended to make it easier for companies involved in antitrust proceedings to wade through the process of redacting sensitive documents, suggesting the use of “confidentiality rings” for sharing such information.
The U.K.’s competition regulator on Thursday said a pair of British construction companies have admitted to engaging in a cartel to fix prices for precast concrete drainage products, with an investigation pending against a third alleged co-conspirator.
A newly formed coalition will lobby for the U.S. Department of Justice to challenge the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile and for the Federal Communications Commission to designate it for a hearing before an administrative law judge, which could effectively kill the deal, coalition members announced Thursday.
Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers must face the per se legal standard that if proven says their behavior in allegedly divvying up geographic markets broke the law regardless of the impact on competition, the Eleventh Circuit said Wednesday.
CDK Global LLC stood by its refusal to comply with a second discovery request filed in the multidistrict litigation accusing it of conspiring with a rival to monopolize the market for car dealership data, telling an Illinois federal judge Tuesday that the competitors suing it don’t have a “God-given right” to unlimited discovery.
A New Jersey federal judge Wednesday approved Mercedes-Benz USA LLC’s bid to remand to state court its antitrust suit alleging international shipping companies conspired to fix prices, rejecting their stance that the Shipping Act provided for federal jurisdiction since that statute does not allow such claims to be originally filed in federal court.
The U.S. Justice Department's top antitrust enforcer on Wednesday deflected lawmakers' concerns that White House pressure led to the DOJ's challenge to the tie-up of AT&T and Time Warner, insisting that political influence plays “absolutely” no role in the agency's reviews of megamergers.
The Eighth Circuit on Wednesday summarily shot down a New York pharmacy’s bid to revive its breach of contract and antitrust suit against Express Scripts Holding Co.
Online retailer 1-800 Contacts Inc. has asked the Federal Trade Commission to stay part of its recent ruling knocking out more than a dozen of the lensmaker’s marketing agreements, saying the decision goes too far and blocks the company from enforcing its own trademarks and keeping up with competitors.
One of the Federal Trade Commission’s two Democrats argued Wednesday in Washington, D.C., that the agency should not focus all its antitrust scrutiny, including when assessing mergers, based on the effects of market concentration on end consumers.
Britain’s antitrust watchdog said Wednesday that it will introduce reforms to the sector responsible for managing £1.6 trillion ($2 trillion) worth of pensions after it identified problems with competition during an extensive probe.
Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch on Monday floated the idea of overruling the high court’s landmark Illinois Brick decision, which limits federal antitrust standing to direct purchasers, during oral arguments in a case accusing Apple Inc. of monopolizing the market for apps sold on its devices.
The Serious Fraud Office has landed another mixed result in its prosecution of several former Barclays and Deutsche Bank traders for manipulating Euribor, the latest in the white collar specialist's latest effort to hold individuals accountable for rigging key benchmark interest rates. Here, Law360 looks at the highlights of the SFO's long-running campaign.
A D.C. federal judge has rejected the U.S. Department of Justice’s arguments that AT&T’s planned purchase of Time Warner would hurt competition and drive up consumer costs, dealing a major blow to the government’s first court challenge of a vertical merger in decades. Here, Law360 looks at how we got here, the key issues and highlights of the case.
He was White House counsel to two presidents. When Reagan was shot, he explained the chain of command to a four-star general. And until a few years ago, many people still thought he was Deep Throat during the Watergate scandal. Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius may be the quintessential Washington insider. White and Williams attorney Randy Maniloff visits him to learn more.
The eighth hearing in the Federal Trade Commission’s series on competition in the 21st century addressed concerns that stock holdings by institutional investors of noncontrolling interests in competing portfolio companies may have anti-competitive effects. Barry Reingold of Perkins Coie LLP offers some key takeaways.
Many law firms have tickets or luxury suites at sporting events to host clients and prospects. Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group and Matt Ansis of TicketManager discuss some of the ways that firms can use those tickets effectively.
The U.S. Department of Justice's $236 million settlement last month with three South Korean companies was the largest ever for anti-competitive conduct against the U.S. government. A whistleblower’s role as the catalyst for that bid-rigging investigation may be a sign of things to come, say David Caputo and Zachary Arbitman of Youman & Caputo LLC.
A recent opinion from the American Bar Association provides useful guidance on attorneys’ obligations to guard against cyberattacks, protect electronic client information and respond if an attack occurs, says Joshua Bevitz of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP.
Opening comments by parties in mediation that are made with the proper content and tone can diffuse pent-up emotion and pave the way for a successful resolution. But an opening presentation can do more harm than good if delivered the wrong way, say Jann Johnson and William Haddad of ADR Systems LLC.
I suspect the true audience for the U.S. Department of Justice’s disavowal last week of a 2013 policy statement on standard-essential patents is not the courts but rather the U.S. International Trade Commission, whose discretion to pressure standard implementers to accept onerous licensing terms will be tested in the coming years, says University of Minnesota Law School professor Thomas Cotter.
For companies concerned about their competitors’ online advertising, the Federal Trade Commission's recent ruling on 1-800 Contacts' marketing agreements with competitors is instructive, say Amy Gallegos and Michelle Peleg of Jenner & Block LLP.
When reading Tim Wu’s new book, "The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age," lawyers, economists and historians will find its broad brush maddening, and the generalist reader will simply be misled, says D.C. Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg.
For the first time in 15 years, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23, governing class actions, has been amended. There are five key changes that will likely impact future federal class action litigation and settlements, say John Lavelle and Terese Schireson of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.