Competition

  • October 2, 2006

    Supreme Court Tosses Antitrust Case Against AT&T

    The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will not rule on whether a California company is permitted to use state laws to launch a suit against AT&T Inc. for allegedly engaging in illegal tying arrangements in other states.

  • October 2, 2006

    Dairy Cooperative Caves In To DOJ In Antitrust Case

    Dairy Farmers of America, the world’s largest dairy farm cooperative, has agreed to sell off its stake in a smaller rival to resolve an antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department, the DOJ said Monday.

  • October 2, 2006

    High Court Rejects Northwest Bid For Appeal

    The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to allow Northwest Airlines Inc. to file an appeal in a long-simmering predatory pricing dispute with Spirit Airlines Inc., because an attorney for Northwest missed a filing deadline.

  • September 29, 2006

    E.U. To Shake Up Leniency Program

    Seeking to toughen up its leniency program, the European Commission has proposed a series of amendments that will attempt to shed light on what companies must do to achieve immunity in cartel investigations.

  • September 29, 2006

    Congressmen: Delay AT&T/BellSouth Merger Approval

    Two lawmakers have jumped into the debate surrounding the proposed merger of telecommunications companies BellSouth and AT&T, sending a letter to the Department of Justice urging the agency to delay its approval of the deal.

  • September 29, 2006

    Information Sharing Among Shipping Firms Worries E.C.

    The European Commission has grown concerned that a proposed plan by liner shipping companies to replace its longtime shipping cartel with a new information-sharing system may lead to antitrust problems.

  • September 29, 2006

    Senate Greenlights Wright Amendment Compromise

    A bill to eliminate flight restrictions at Dallas Love Field Airport inched one step closer to passage on Friday when it gained the approval of the U.S. Senate after a key critic rescinded his opposition to the proposed legislation.

  • September 29, 2006

    DOJ Taps El Al Airlines For Data In Air Cargo Probe

    El Al Israel Airlines revealed Friday that the U.S. Department of Justice has requested information related to its investigation into possible price-fixing in the air-cargo industry.

  • September 28, 2006

    Kroes Pushes For Energy Sector Unbundling

    As the European Commission continues its shake-up of the gas and electricity markets in Europe, the agency’s top regulator is calling for the further unbundling of the energy industry, saying that the ownership of power generation should be separated from distribution.

  • September 28, 2006

    Symantec Nags Microsoft To Open Up Vista To Vendors

    Internet security maker Symantec Corp. has attacked Microsoft, claiming the software giant is wielding its monopoly power to cherry pick which security products can function on its upcoming Windows Vista operating system.

  • September 28, 2006

    BP Hit With Class Action For Manipulating Oil Prices

    Almost a month after British Petroleum Plc. confirmed that it was under investigation for allegedly manipulating crude oil markets, the oil giant has been hit with a class action lawsuit.

  • September 28, 2006

    Barr Launches Generic Actiq

    Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. launched a generic version of Cephalon Inc.’s Actiq cancer pain reliever on Wednesday after an agreement with antitrust authorities gave Barr the license to make and sell the generic version to alleviate competition concerns.

  • September 28, 2006

    Monsanto Sprayed With Herbicide Antitrust Suit

    With its patented Roundup Ready seeds at the center of the debate, Monsanto Co. has been hit with an antitrust lawsuit that accuses the agricultural giant of abusing its monopoly on herbicides.

  • September 28, 2006

    Senators Say DOJ Is Ignoring The Tunney Act

    Concerned that the U.S. Department of Justice is permitting merging companies that have entered into antitrust settlements to sidestep requirements mandated by the Tunney Act, two Senators sent a letter Wednesday to the Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seeking an explanation.

  • September 27, 2006

    Judge Tosses Antitrust Claims In Emissions Suit

    A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit brought by a group of auto manufacturers and retailers that challenges California’s efforts to curb vehicle emissions to proceed to trial, but dismissed its antitrust claims.

  • September 27, 2006

    Part Of AMD’s Antitrust Suit Against Intel Thrown Out

    In a blow to Advanced Micro Devices Inc., a federal judge has dismissed a portion of AMD's antitrust suit against Intel Corp., ruling that some of the allegations fall outside the reach of U.S. law.

  • September 27, 2006

    European Court Sides With Glaxo In Dual Pricing Case

    Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline won a big victory Wednesday when the European Court of First Instance decided that a European Commission was wrong when it said the company’s subsidiary company couldn’t charge different prices for drugs sold in Spain and those intended for export.

  • September 27, 2006

    E.U. Court Upholds Three Cartel Companies' Fines

    The European Court of First Instance has upheld fines the European Commission levied against three companies, including Archer Daniels Midland Co., for participating in a cartel to fix prices for a chemical used to clean glass and metal.

  • September 27, 2006

    Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal Of €100M Cartel Fine

    An appeals court rejected Wednesday an attempt by the European Union’s antitrust authority to revive €101 million in fines against German banks accused of fixing prices for currency conversion.

  • September 26, 2006

    E.C.: Conditions In E.On, Endesa Deal Illegal

    The European Commission has ruled that conditions imposed on the merger of energy companies E.On AG and Endesa SA by the Spanish government violate European Union merger regulations.