Europe’s antitrust enforcer hit Google with another massive fine on Wednesday, this time a €4.34 billion ($5.04 billion) levy over the licensing practices for its Android mobile operating system, nearly double one issued last year for favoring its own comparison shopping site in search results. Here, Law360 takes a look at the latest fine and what it could mean for Google.
President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a 12-year veteran of the D.C. Circuit, to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Two putative classes of automobile part direct purchasers who allege that major companies have conspired to fix the prices of wire harness products asked a Michigan federal judge on Monday to approve a $19 million deal with Furukawa Electric Co. and a $680,320 deal with Mitsubishi Electric.
The U.S. Department of Justice asked a D.C. federal judge on Monday to terminate 19 “legacy” antitrust judgments it said are decades old and "obsolete," in what’s promised to be the “first of many” such requests as the department reviews nearly 1,300 outstanding judgments.
United Airlines asked a New York federal judge Friday to dump an antitrust suit alleging it was part of a global air cargo price-fixing cartel in 2006, saying logistics and delivery company DHL offers flimsy evidence to back its “weak” conspiracy claims.
Chemical manufacturing giants BASF, Bayer, DowDuPont and others conspired to shut down plants and curb production in order to lower global supply and increase prices for polyurethane building blocks, according to a proposed antitrust class action filed in New Jersey federal court Friday.
Prosecutors told a federal jury that a Massachusetts’ sheriff’s captain helped a notorious fishing magnate known as “the Codfather” smuggle huge sums of cash out of the U.S., but the captain claimed to be an unwitting pawn in the scheme as his trial began Monday.
TIKD Services LLC and the Florida Bar on Monday reached an agreement to drop the individual Florida Bar defendants from the traffic ticket services startup's $11.4 million antitrust suit against the bar.
Churchill Downs Inc. said Monday that it has dropped its planned $50.6 million purchase of a Mississippi casino from Eldorado Resorts Inc. after the Federal Trade Commission requested additional information from the companies about the deal.
A group of 11 attorneys general announced Monday that they have asked eight fast-food franchises to provide documents on noncompete clauses in their contracts, saying such clauses can be harmful to workers who want to move from one job to the next.
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that the U.K. government is stepping up its preparations for a possible no-deal exit from the European Union, as the latest British proposals appeared to be threatened by high-level cabinet departures.
A new U.K. government proposal for a post-Brexit trading agreement with the European Union announced Friday foresees a common free trade area for manufactured goods and farm products, but not for services like finance or law.
A former Société Générale SA executive urged a New York federal judge to toss criminal charges relating to a Libor manipulation scheme, arguing she and a fellow female executive were targeted for prosecution because of their gender, while their male higher-ups skated.
The last week has seen dozens of energy companies and insurers sue Danish shipper Torm, a British private equity firm and a Goldman Sachs unit lodge a dispute with a handful of Portuguese companies and nearly two dozen British rail operators take on Visa and MasterCard just hours after an appellate ruling dealt the credit card giants a setback in their battle with retailers. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
President Donald Trump is expected Monday night to name his choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. The nomination will give the president his second chance to name a justice to the high court in less than two years, setting up a high-stakes political battle likely to consume the legal world and the nation in the months to come.
A landmark London appeals court decision finding that Visa’s and MasterCard’s so-called swipe fees are too high could mean the two credit card companies are about to face a wave of costly claims in Britain, but the ruling has left some questions lingering.
The Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board urged the Fifth Circuit on Thursday to toss a Federal Trade Commission administrative trial challenging board regulations that control appraisal fees, arguing that the FTC wrongly denied it immunity as a state agency, or the chance to at least assert that argument at trial.
When AT&T public policy executive Bob Quinn sat down to a private dinner with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai last February, the meal at the chic Hotel Neri restaurant in Barcelona had the trappings of a typical meeting between U.S. politicos.
Smartphone buyers urged a California federal judge Friday to certify an antitrust class action accusing Qualcomm of fixing the price of microchips used in cellphones.
Fourteen states and the District of Columbia asked the full Ninth Circuit to revisit a recent appellate decision reviving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's challenge to a Seattle ordinance letting app-based, ride-hailing drivers bargain collectively, saying Thursday the ruling intruded on state sovereignty.
A U.K. asset management firm announced on Friday that it has slashed the amount it set aside for possible penalties in a Financial Conduct Authority antitrust probe from £1 million ($1.3 million) to £109,000.
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.
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.
"Uncivil Warriors: The Lawyers' Civil War," by Peter Hoffer, is a new book about the involvement of lawyers on both sides in the American Civil War. The discussion is enlightening and often fascinating, but falls short in several key areas, says Federal Circuit Judge Evan Wallach.
Connecting with potential prospects is now more challenging due to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, meaning that law firm microsites, blogs and social media will become more valuable than ever. The firms that deploy them strategically will increase their relative visibility and accelerate the rebuilding of their opt-in distribution lists, says Stephan Roussan of ICVM Group.
The anticipated legalization of sports betting in over 20 states is expected to add billions of dollars to U.S. gambling revenue. At the same time, mergers and acquisitions in the industry have attracted the Federal Trade Commission's attention, and questions regarding the economics of gambling must be addressed, says Roland Eisenhuth of Epsilon Economics LLC.
As the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation heads to Chicago for its May 31 hearing session, Alan Rothman of Arnold & Porter observes the panel’s golden anniversary with a retrospective look at its origins in the enactment of the MDL statute in April 1968, and reviews its most recent hearing session held in Atlanta on March 29.
The growth of litigation funding has only increased the controversy surrounding it. Looking to move beyond the rhetoric for and against the practice, attorney and investment analytics expert J.B. Heaton, of J.B. Heaton PC and Conjecture LLC, attempts an objective analysis of the underlying economics of the litigation funding arrangement.
Courts are acknowledging a shifting consumer preference toward electronic mediums. Proposed changes to Rule 23, scheduled to take effect at the end of this year, will officially provide for the use of electronic notice in class actions — a change that could save parties a significant amount of money, say Brandon Schwartz and Maggie Ivey of Garden City Group LLC.
Today's female lawyers stand on the shoulders of several generations of pioneers. Here, historian Jill Norgren explains how the status of women in the legal profession has changed since the 1870s.
The releases of highly effective, highly priced drugs to treat chronic diseases has bred a spate of efforts by activists to disenfranchise drug developers of their patent rights. The Federal Circuit's decision this month in AIDS Healthcare Foundation v. Gilead demonstrates how choosing the wrong venue for your patent challenge can doom it before it even starts, says Nicholas Landau of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
Four challenges often arise in modeling wages for pay discrimination cases, and modeling wages across multiple firms in a no-poaching context further complicates matters, say Stephen Bronars and Deborah Foster of Edgeworth Economics LLC.
As the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division attempts to prosecute no-poach and wage-fixing agreements, the wage analyses that are frequently used in employment discrimination cases will become increasingly relevant in the antitrust arena, say Stephen Bronars and Deborah Foster of Edgeworth Economics LLC.