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 European Union announced Monday that German energy company E.On AG could acquire the Spanish company Viesgo and part of Endesa, another Spanish company, saying that the deal would not hurt consumers.
The banks and credit unions that are part of First Data Corp.’s ATM network have lashed out at a purported antitrust class action alleging they fixed interchange fees, arguing that the case is based on a meritless theory of antitrust liability.
Class counsel representing the direct purchasers in their massive antitrust action over DRAM technology have asked a federal court to grant final approval of defendant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s $67 million settlement in the case.
The plaintiffs in the massive antitrust class action alleging a slew of drug makers defrauded consumers by artificially inflating the prices of various prescription medications have presented the court with a "road map" for how best to organize the complex litigation.
Advocates and opponents of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Leegin decision, which overturned a 95-year old rule barring minimum price standards for retailers, did battle Tuesday in front of a U.S. Senate subcomittee, with one witness calling on the Senate to make such standards illegal again.
Rochester Medical Corp.'s antitrust claims against Tyco International (U.S.) Inc. have been severed from those against the other remaining defendant, setting the stage for an early 2008 trial.
The European Commission will complete its probe into MasterCard Inc.'s interchange fees and rule on the legality of the payments by autumn, the credit card company said on Friday.
Chemtura Corp. has brokered a $15 million settlement with class plaintiffs over its alleged role in a conspiracy to fix polyester polyol prices.
Though European Union telecommunications companies have largely complied with the European Commission's new mobile roaming directive, service providers in Cyprus, Belgium, Latvia, Estonia and Finland have fallen short.
The European Commission has accused several chemical companies of conspiring to fix the price of bleach, sending a formal notice to a group of companies that make sodium chlorate.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission will gather members of energy trading, financial services and energy consumer groups in an effort to help Congress determine whether stricter controls on energy exchanges are needed.
A small financial information aggregator has accused that market's giant, Bankrate Inc., of a laundry list of antitrust violations, including predatory pricing, engaging in illegal mergers, and seeking and maintaining a monopoly.
The judge presiding over the direct purchasers’ DRAM antitrust class action has granted final approval of the remaining three defendants’ settlement for a total of $22 million, bringing to an end a five-year legal dispute with a group of computer chip manufacturers.
The union of Whole Foods Market Inc. and Wild Oats Markets Inc. would most likely harm consumers by eliminating a major rivalry between the two of the country's largest natural foods that has forced them to drive down prices, a think tank has said.
In a landmark fine, British Airways will pay $550 million to bring an end to allegations that it conspired with other airlines to set fuel charge prices for passengers and cargo.
The International Monetary Fund has urged European Union member states to hasten their implementation of EU share trading rules, claiming that once the policy is in place, it will foster competition and economic growth.
The French government will introduce a new energy law this fall aimed at correcting current regulations that base energy rates on the location of the customer.
A judge has cleared the way for Fujitsu Ltd. and Nanya Technology Corp. to combine their patent and antitrust disputes over computer memory devices, and has sided with Fujitsu in deciding that the patent claims should be dealt with first.
A judge has handed down a mixed ruling in a massive antitrust case against a slew of drug companies accused of scamming Medicare, allowing in part and denying in part the defendants’ motion to toss claims that they artificially inflated prices for prescription drugs.
North Carolina's Attorney General is celebrating a victory after a judge ordered an environmental consulting firm to pay more than $350,000 for its alleged involvement in a bid-rigging scheme, bringing the total recovered in the case to $1 million.