The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will be considering whether to review a Second Circuit decision siding with American Express over the company's anti-steering rules and mulling other appeals in antitrust litigation. Here, Law360 provides a preview of certiorari petitions to watch in competition cases as the high court kicks off another term.
The American Antitrust Institute asked the Minnesota Supreme Court Friday if it could file an amicus curiae brief in a case it says could have a huge impact on competition law.
Amid the European Commission’s ongoing crackdown on anti-competitive practices in the telecommunications industry, an association of telecom operators and their suppliers is calling for regulators to be given the power to enable “functional separation” among market incumbents.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP requires its attorneys to step down once they reach 68 years of age. So, with the deadline approaching after 38 years at the firm, antitrust litigator A. Paul Victor decided to take a job as a partner in the litigation department at Dewey Ballantine LLP.
Suez SA on Friday reached an agreement with the Belgian government over concessions it will make in exchange for government support of its planned merger with Gaz de France, allowing the government to retain a “golden share” in the combined company.
A U.S. appeals court panel has sent a case involving the hot rolled coil industry back to district court, where a judge will decide whether Nucor Corp. violated antitrust laws by outbidding Gulf States Reorganization Group Inc. in a bankruptcy auction.
The nation’s eighth-largest cable television company has filed a federal antitrust suit accusing a broadcasting company of trying to shove an illegal tying arrangement down its throat.
A Utah-based plumbing company sued one of its suppliers Thursday for not letting it sell products on the Internet at a discount of more than 35% of the suggested list price.
A federal bankruptcy judge Thursday denied Hawaiian Airlines’ request for a preliminary injunction barring Mesa Air’s new low-cost air carrier from flying between the Hawaiian islands due to Mesa's alleged theft of trade secrets and anti-competitive actions.
A federal jury has awarded $8.5 million to a small Internet technology company after it proved a rival violated its patent and lied to customers about selling their personal information.
In a setback for the United States, a court in Tokyo rejected Thursday the U.S. government’s damages claims in a 12-year-old lawsuit over bid-rigging among Japanese construction companies.
Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. have appealed a court decision to annul the merger of their music units, launching a court process that is expected to last for years.
A consumer electronics company has filed a lawsuit against rival Directed Electronics Inc., saying it got satellite radio giant Sirius to go along with its anti-competitive tactics to establish dominance in the satellite receiver market.
The London Metal Exchange has become the target of a European Union antitrust investigation amid a bevy of complaints from irate copper users over its alleged monopolistic practices.
Concentrated media ownership was widely bashed at a series of hearings the U.S. Federal Communications Commission held on the subject, which began in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The European Commission said it will take legal action against Spain if it does not quit meddling in German energy company E.On AG’s bid for Endesa SA, Spain’s largest electricity supplier.
New Hampshire-based Patten’s Gas has become the latest company to sue British Petroleum Products North America Inc. for allegedly manipulating and monopolizing the propane market.
Rolls-Royce Corp. has filed a federal trademark suit claiming a helicopter repair company stole its trade secrets, just days after the same company filed a lawsuit against Rolls-Royce alleging tortious interference and violations of the Sherman Act.
Microsoft Corp. has made good on its vow to appeal the landmark €280.5 million—$357 million—fine levied in July by European antitrust regulators against the software giant for failing to comply with technical disclosure requirements imposed as part of the European Commission’s 2004 decision that Microsoft had abused its dominant market position.
As the European Commission reviews proposals to institutionalize private antitrust litigation across the European Union, a U.S. shareholder of Heller Ehrman LLP cautioned a European Parliament committee Tuesday that simply importing U.S.-style litigation would not work for the European member states.
The European Union’s five-year antitrust probe of Intel Corp. may soon come to fruition, as investigators have said they have enough evidence to pursue formal charges against the computer chip maker.