As five nominees to fill posts at the Federal Trade Commission are awaiting confirmation and its second-to-last sitting commissioner is set to depart, the immediate future of the agency is somewhat uncertain. But the background and makeup of the incoming commissioner class hold clues about what to expect from the commission moving forward.
The European Commission has launched an appeal at the European Court of Justice as it seeks to reinstate a fine of nearly €15 million ($18.3 million) it imposed on broker ICAP PLC for alleged breach of antitrust rules after a lower court annulled the penalty.
Closing arguments in the U.S. Department of Justice antitrust challenge to the AT&T-Time Warner merger could come as soon as early next week and for the D.C. federal judge overseeing the case, it appears the end could come none too soon.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday shot down a Puerto Rican telecommunications company’s attempt to revive its antitrust suit against a competitor alleging a scheme to keep it out of the pay-TV market, denying its request to hear the case.
The raging debate over net neutrality has turned into a polarizing cage match between the nation’s biggest internet service providers and the country’s most popular online platforms, like Facebook and Netflix. But recent revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica captured millions of Facebook users’ data without permission may convince regulators and lawmakers that online platforms deserve a shorter leash than ISPs.
Settlement talks fell though Monday in an antitrust suit alleging a Las Vegas gambling equipment company illegally monopolized the market for electronic card-shuffling machines.
The European Union’s competition watchdog said Monday it will take an in-depth look into Apple’s proposed $400 million acquisition of music-identification app maker Shazam, citing concerns over how Apple might leverage Shazam’s data and software against competitors.
Marine Harvest ASA, a leading Norwegian salmon farmer, has asked the European Union's highest court to reconsider a €20 million ($24.48 million) fine levied against it by the European Commission for failing to first secure antitrust approval in its 2013 takeover of salmon processor Morpol ASA.
A Minnesota federal jury has found for C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. in antitrust multidistrict litigation seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, concluding that several Midwestern retail grocers failed to show that the wholesaler agreed to not compete with Supervalu Inc. for customers in the region.
A former Fisher Phillips LLP partner who fatally shot his wife during a nighttime drive was convicted of felony murder on Monday, with an Atlanta jury rejecting the attorney’s contention that the shooting was an accident.
The U.S. Department of Justice wants up to three years' prison for five real estate investors who admitted to conspiring to rig bids in Bay Area foreclosure auctions, according to sentencing memorandums recently filed in California federal court.
AT&T and Verizon are under investigation from the U.S. Department of Justice over their potential coordination with a telecommunications standards organization to keep customers from easily switching carriers, multiple media outlets said Friday.
A contract outlining terms of Cephalon Inc.’s $125 million settlement, which resolved allegations it paid competitors to delay generic versions of its Provigil drug, is binding and enforceable, a Pennsylvania federal judge said Friday, but left undetermined if an insurer-claimant’s attorneys were authorized to approve the deal.
With a trial looming, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced Friday it would shell out $15 million and close to a million shares of common stock to end Massachusetts state and federal court litigation with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. in which both sides accused the other of misappropriating trade secrets for technology related to RNA interference.
Vitamin C importers told the U.S. Supreme Court in a brief ahead of oral arguments next week that domestic courts are not required to defer to a foreign government's interpretation of its own laws, in a closely watched price-fixing case set to include participation from both the U.S. and China over the vacating of a $147.8 million judgment.
A D.C. Circuit panel grilled the Federal Communications Commission Friday over its revival of an obsolete technical distinction that lets broadcasters reach a higher percentage of U.S. households, as the FCC claimed “procedural discretion” for a holistic approach to address what it considers a too-restrictive cap on broadcaster reach.
Arnold & Porter has hired a veteran international arbitration and antitrust litigation attorney with a background in investor state and commercial contract disputes from Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, the firm recently announced.
The Fourth Circuit on Thursday refused to revive an antitrust suit accusing Black & Decker Corp. and a host of other table-saw makers of conspiring not to license technology from SawStop LLC, saying SawStop had waited too long to sue.
Mexico's telecommunications regulator has announced over $5 million in fines for a telecommunications company and its mobile phone service subsidiary for inking exclusivity agreements with a financial services firm preventing that company from working with the competition.
Airline passengers asked a California federal judge on Thursday to reject a request from All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. to delay potentially until 2019 a jury trial in their proposed class action alleging the Japanese carrier participated in a conspiracy to fix prices for long-haul flights to Pacific destinations.
The Texas Attorney General’s Office settled Thursday a suit alleging a dental supplier was part of an anti-competitive and illegal boycott targeting an online marketplace run by the Texas Dental Association, the third such agreement it has reached.
Antitrust legal eyes are glued to the first U.S. Department of Justice court challenge to a purely vertical merger since the 1970s, a deal AT&T and Time Warner say they need just to stay competitive but which the government says will drive up consumers' TV bills by hundreds of millions of dollars. Here, Law360 looks at how we got here, the key issues to watch and the highlights of the trial so far.
The latest ABA annual antitrust law spring meeting ran the gamut from the government's tough new take on no-poaching pacts to hurdles innovation can cause in merger reviews— plus wide-ranging comments from the DOJ's new antitrust chief. Here's a look at Law360's coverage of three days of debates, tips and quips.
In the final article of their series on the American Bar Association’s 66th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, attorneys with Perkins Coie LLP offer key takeaways from some of the sessions on consumer protection.
One way law firms differentiate themselves from the competition to attract and retain top talent is through their real estate and workplace strategies. Taking a lead from the hospitality industry can help create a more inviting, welcoming and collaborative workspace environment, says Bella Schiro of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
The American Bar Association’s 66th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting included many sessions on merger enforcement. Attorneys with Perkins Coie LLP offer key takeaways from some of the most interesting panels.
A federal district court in Ohio recently upheld some of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s penalties against an energy company and its owners for market manipulation. Although the court’s reasoning generally followed the lead of other courts that have recently opined on the scope of FERC’s enforcement authority, there are a number of elements worth noting, say attorneys with Bracewell LLP.
The American Bar Association’s 66th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting included a number of sessions with representatives from federal and state antitrust enforcement agencies. Attorneys with Perkins Coie LLP offer some key takeaways from those sessions.
In his first year on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has proven to be a narrow-minded elitist who consistently votes in favor of corporations and the powerful, acting to roll back protections for workers, consumers, LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized communities, says Elliot Mincberg of People for the American Way.
Resolution of the standing issues raised in the U.S. bribery suit brought by Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA may have implications not just for this case, but for whether PDVSA may be bound by the Venezuelan government to any future debt restructuring, say Richard Cooper and Boaz Morag of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
The documents filed thus far in the U.S. bribery suit brought by Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA make clear that the standing issues in this case are complicated. The case also presents questions as to whether it will have implications for financial creditors of PDVSA and the republic, say Richard Cooper and Boaz Morag of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
As part of a sweeping government restructuring plan announced last month, China is merging a range of government agencies into the new State Market Regulatory Administration. Multinational companies doing business in China must pay close attention to how functions within the newly consolidated agency will be organized, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
The impact of millennials has already been felt within the legal community by our eagerness to embrace new technologies. One way that we will have potentially even more impact lies in our willingness to embrace new ways of developing business and financing law, says Michael Perich of Burford Capital LLC.