A D.C. Circuit panel on Tuesday rejected the U.S. Department of Justice's bid to block AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner, likely dealing the final blow to the Trump administration's efforts to undo the blockbuster media merger.
Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase Co. told a New York federal judge that the National Credit Union Administration can’t escape an investor class bringing antitrust actions over alleged rigging of a key lending benchmark, saying the deadline to opt out passed months ago.
The U.S. Department of Justice may have to find another forum to argue how courts should handle antitrust lawsuits against franchise-based no-poach agreements after a federal judge in Washington state disclosed a settlement between three fast-food chains and former workers.
The head of the House antitrust subcommittee on Tuesday called for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook over allegations that it has abused a monopoly position to undermine competition.
Cable provider Frontier Communications Corp., satellite programmer Dish Network Corp. and a handful of advocacy groups have filed petitions asking the Federal Communications Commission to halt the proposed Nexstar-Tribune broadcast merger, saying it will ratchet up programming prices and birth a "broadcast colossus."
British Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay the U.K.'s scheduled March 29 departure from the EU after a planned third vote on her negotiated Brexit deal was blocked by the parliamentary speaker, a government spokesman said Tuesday.
The European Union's General Court on Tuesday overturned a European Commission finding that Italy provided anti-competitive state aid to a struggling bank, ruling that the rescue measures were legal since they were provided independently of the Italian government.
AbbVie Inc.'s colossal "patent thicket" for its $20-billion-per-year immunosuppressant Humira has empowered it to block less-expensive biosimilars in violation of numerous antitrust laws, according to a first-of-its-kind suit launched Monday.
Qualcomm Inc. lost its bid Monday to shut down investors’ claims that the chipmaker and its top officials lied about the company’s anti-competitive licensing practices that ultimately sparked an enforcement action, tanked the company’s stock price and cost shareholders billions.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s move to reject an Obama-era standard-essential patent policy could spur technology growth by helping innovators, several major companies told the heads of the Commerce Department and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Monday.
A nonprofit hospital chain and affiliated doctors’ clinic have reached a settlement plan with the Washington attorney general in an antitrust suit accusing them of carrying out anti-competitive deals affecting medical care in the Puget Sound region.
Full implementation of Dodd-Frank financial reforms remains the dividing line between permitted and barred claims in sprawling multidistrict litigation against 11 megabanks that allegedly colluded to control the interest rate swaps market, after a New York federal judge again refused last week to allow pre-2013 claims.
Litigation’s languishing, judges are burned out and attorneys are avoiding federal courts. While filings have increased 38 percent since 1990, the bench has grown by only 4 percent, thanks to congressional gridlock. How is the legal system coping? (This article is part of a series on the lack of new judgeships in the federal judiciary).
The Judicial Conference of the United States has recommended Congress add 73 permanent federal district judgeships to 27 districts in 18 states. They include courts with high caseloads, stopgap judgeship positions and yearslong vacancies. (This article is part of a series on the lack of new judgeships in the federal judiciary).
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a suit by a high-tech golf range startup that accused rival Topgolf International Inc. of squeezing it out of the market by buying a tech company that provided software for its business.
A defunct ride-hailing startup accusing Uber of having driven it out of business asked a California federal court on Friday to let it keep Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP as counsel, saying the firm's previous work counseling Uber in cases related to taxi regulations has nothing to do with the current antitrust case.
The Third Circuit on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. as they look to nix a class certification for buyers accusing the drugmakers of delaying generic alternatives to the mood stabilizer Lamictal.
A group of oncologists have hit a cancer treatment company with an antitrust suit in Florida federal court that claims the company forces doctors to sign illegal noncompete agreements and holds a monopoly over oncology and radiation services in three counties around Fort Myers, Florida.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a Ninth Circuit decision that shut down a suit brought by a group of travel agents and consumers alleging airlines American, Delta and United and an airfare publisher fixed prices on multicity flights.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. may yet face a reckoning for allegedly making misleading statements about its now-scrapped merger plans with Tribune Media Co., Democratic members of the Federal Communications Commission said recently.
Las Vegas-based Scientific Games Corp. is facing another $100 million antitrust action accusing it of using sham patent suits to corner the automatic card shuffling market, which hit the docket just a few months after the gaming tech company cut a $151 million deal to wrap up a competitor's mirror allegations.
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.
The Delaware Chancery Court's decision last week in Vintage v. Rent-A-Center is a stark reminder that courts will enforce the terms of a merger agreement as written. The issue to watch is whether Rent-A-Center will be entitled to the reverse termination fee, say attorneys at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Though general propositions of antitrust appear to pose serious threats to the Federal Trade Commission's case against Qualcomm in the Northern District of California, a closer look shows how Qualcomm's use of its patents has distorted the competitive process, says Thomas Cotter of the University of Minnesota Law School.
My initial reaction to "Doing Justice" was that author Preet Bharara may have bitten off more than he could chew — an accusation leveled against him when he served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York — but I found the book full of helpful gems, says U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant of the Southern District of California.
Private plaintiffs seeking to bolster their price-fixing complaints by citing government investigations or guilty pleas concerning different markets should consider instructive decisions from the Auto Parts, Generic Drugs, and SRAM and Flash Memory litigations, say William Reiss and Dave Rochelson of Robins Kaplan LLP.
Though most experts believe that an imminent recession is unlikely, slowdown fears are increasing. Now is the time for firms to consider how to best leverage their communications and marketing teams to lessen impacts from a potential economic slowdown, says Tom Orewyler of Tom Orewyler Communications LLC.
The U.S. Department of Justice and the Washington state Attorney General’s Office have filed amicus briefs in three class actions challenging several fast-food restaurant chains' "no-poach" agreements. Jon Jacobs and Thomas Boeder of Perkins Coie LLP, alumni of these two organizations, explain the extent to which the two briefs conflict.
With last week's California federal court decision in NCAA Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation, it is clear that the NCAA is a multibillion-dollar entertainment business and does not deserve to be tax-exempt, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.
Social media presents rich opportunities to reach prospective clients. Attorneys should not let those opportunities pass them by, but they should keep their ethical obligations in mind as they post, says Cort Sylvester of Nilan Johnson Lewis PA.
Recent U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in Apple v. Pepper have raised speculation that the “indirect purchaser” rule — a long-standing antitrust defense — will be narrowed or eliminated. Defendants seeking an alternative strategy should look toward what might be called the “direct participant” rule, says Jakob Sebrow of Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Nina Godiwalla, director of diversity and inclusion at Norton Rose Fulbright.