The global licensing flare-up between Apple and Qualcomm was extinguished abruptly Tuesday with a dramatic settlement announced moments after opening arguments. The deal ends all litigation between the California tech giants, but it doesn’t directly impact the U.S. government’s enforcement action against the chipmaker. Here, Law360 looks at what’s ahead for Qualcomm after its armistice with Apple.
A chemical supplier's parent company has inked a $13 million deal in the hopes of extricating itself from multidistrict litigation accusing it and dozens of others of participating in a scheme to rig the price of a water treatment chemical.
An Alabama federal judge has cleared the way for SmileDirectClub to retry its antitrust claims against the state's dental examiners board in state court.
The alliance of telecom industry players and stakeholders that teamed up to challenge T-Mobile's planned $26 billion pickup of Sprint Corp. told the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday that the argument against the tie-up has only gotten stronger in the year since it was announced.
Spanish-language media company Univision Communications asked the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday to modify a previous rule and increase the amount of allowable foreign ownership in the company, so that it can restructure a subsidiary.
CDK Global is trying to hide behind the mere fact that attorneys were copied on business communications to claw back hundreds of documents "damaging to its case" defending against antitrust multidistrict litigation claims, auto dealerships told an Illinois federal judge Wednesday.
The Oakland Raiders and the NFL have pushed a California federal court to toss claims made by the city that the league broke antitrust laws and breached its own constitution by allowing the Raiders to leave for Las Vegas, saying the city doesn’t have any standing to file the suit.
Britain’s antitrust watchdog urged lawmakers on Thursday to pen legislation that will force the country’s accounting giants to split their audit and consulting services and work with smaller auditors as it seeks to open up competition in the sector.
The U.S. Department of Justice will face a tricky task in slicing up Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile USA Inc. business units if its Antitrust Division decides it will not approve the $26 billion transaction as it's currently arranged, but telecom and competition experts say the job can still be done.
A plan to distribute a $30 million settlement struck to end allegations of Libor rate rigging against JP Morgan and Bank of America leaves questions unanswered and seems "problematic at best," a New York federal judge has said.
Western Pennsylvania’s top hospital group can’t try to sever exclusive licenses between Blue Cross Blue Shield and regional health plans as part of a larger antitrust brawl over the insurance giant’s dominance of geographic areas, an Alabama federal judge ruled Tuesday.
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday cleared the way for a nearly $209 million settlement between athletes and the NCAA over claims it unlawfully capped compensation, affirming a $42 million fee award despite objections from a former Division I football player.
Recent changes empowering judicial authorities to conduct institutional reviews of alleged misconduct after a judge retires are a step in the right direction, advocates say, but do they go far enough? (This article is part of a series examining sexual harassment in state courts.)
A mill booted from an industry trade group accused the organization of violating a federal judge's temporary reinstatement order and of trying to "stack the board" against the company amid a contract breach and antitrust suit in Washington district court.
Toshiba said Wednesday that it will be entertaining new bids for its U.S. liquid natural gas business after Chinese company ENN's planned takeover of the unit failed to secure regulatory clearance in the U.S. and China.
Health care providers and insurance subscribers asked an Alabama federal judge to certify several classes in their sprawling litigation accusing the Blue Cross Blue Shield network of stifling hospital reimbursements and hiking purchasers' premiums with a scheme to divvy the market among its members.
Biopharmaceutical firm United Therapeutics Corp. colluded with the only manufacturer of an infusion pump for injecting its brand-name hypertension drug to muscle out Sandoz's generic alternative, Sandoz alleged in New Jersey federal court.
Britain’s antitrust authority said Wednesday it’s considering blocking microscope supplier Thermo Fisher’s proposed $925 million purchase of another industry player after an in-depth probe backed up regulators’ initial competition concerns with the combination.
Recent workplace assessments from two groups in the federal judiciary are instructive for state courts that choose to similarly review their misconduct policies and address the significant power imbalances that can silence victims.
Europe’s antitrust watchdog gave the green light Wednesday to steelmaker ArcelorMittal’s plan to sell off some of its European plants in order to secure final approval for its €1.8 billion ($2.1 billion) buyout of an Italian steel producer.
Most state court systems have already been rolling out their own changes in the wake of federal #MeToo reforms, but making judges accountable for sexual misconduct won't happen overnight. (This article is part of a series examining sexual harassment in state courts.)
The fight by many Democrats to push competition policy in a more populist direction helped spark a row at the Federal Trade Commission this week when members traded barbs over the agency’s split decision allowing Staples and its private equity backer to acquire office supply company Essendant.
The total value of fines levied by global enforcers for cartel conduct last year dropped slightly compared to 2017, but antitrust authorities still doled out significant penalties over both domestic and international activity, according to a report released Thursday by Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
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.
A recent Law360 article reported on federal judges bemoaning jury trials' nationwide decline, but these laments are unfounded as jury trials have been replaced by better alternatives, says J.B. Heaton of J.B. Heaton Research.
Recently filed class actions against AbbVie and various biosimilar manufacturers, alleging that the U.S. Supreme Court's Actavis decision should be applied to supposedly anti-competitive biologic/biosimilar settlement agreements, indicate that the biologic space may be the next hotbed of pharmaceutical antitrust activity, say James Kovacs and Ankur Kapoor of Constantine Cannon.
Instead of going to college after high school, I followed in my father’s footsteps and became an electrician. Later I became an electrical engineer, and then an IP attorney. Every twist and turn along the way has made me a better lawyer, says Joseph Maraia of Burns & Levinson.
In "The Jury Crisis," jury consultant and social psychologist Drury Sherrod spotlights the vanishing jury trial, providing a fascinating canary-in-the-coal-mine warning for lawyers, litigants and society at large, says U.S. District Judge Robert Conrad of the Western District of North Carolina.
The eleventh hearing in the Federal Trade Commission’s series on competition in the 21st century addressed cross-border cooperation. Rebecca Engrav and Jeremy Keeney of Perkins Coie offer some key takeaways.
A New Jersey federal court recently set the stage for a Robinson-Patman Act trial in Marjam v. Firestone, which may motivate more resellers to challenge manufacturers' unjustified disparate pricing strategies, say attorneys with K&L Gates.
As a former general counsel for both public and private companies, my advice to law firm attorneys who want to attract and keep clients is simple — provide certain legal services for free, says Noel Elfant, founder of General Counsel Practice.
The moment an attorney agrees to serve as an escrow agent for a client, the attorney assumes some of the most important obligations in the legal profession. Significantly, these obligations potentially extend to third parties who are not clients, say Scott Watnik and Michael Contos of Wilk Auslander.
With recent technological advances and a broader acceptance of flexible work arrangements, the opportunity for freelance attorneys is greater than ever, as is the value that this freelance workforce can create for companies, says Ben Levi of InCloudCounsel.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is poised to neuter the European Commission's collective action proposal — intended to let EU consumers challenge corporate misconduct — with a series of debilitating amendments that the Council of the EU must fight back against, says Laura Antonini of the Consumer Education Foundation.