Competition

  • August 3, 2007

    Chemtura Buries Another Hatchet Over Price Fixing

    Chemtura Corp. has brokered a $15 million settlement with class plaintiffs over its alleged role in a conspiracy to fix polyester polyol prices.

  • August 2, 2007

    EU Releases List Of "Black Sheep" Telecom Cos.

    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.

  • August 2, 2007

    EU Investigates Bleach Cartel

    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.

  • August 2, 2007

    CFTC To Examine Energy Trading Regulations

    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.

  • August 2, 2007

    BanxCorp Hits Bankrate With Monopoly Allegations

    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.

  • August 2, 2007

    Judge Signs Off On $22M DRAM Antitrust Settlement

    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.

  • August 1, 2007

    AAI Attacks Whole Foods-Wild Oats Deal

    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.

  • August 1, 2007

    British Airways Fined $550M By U.K., U.S. Regulators

    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.

  • August 1, 2007

    IMF Urges Member States To Adopt Trading Rules

    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.

  • August 1, 2007

    French Government Pledges To Correct Energy Law

    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.

  • August 2, 2007

    Fujitsu, Nanya To Consolidate DRAM Suits

    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.

  • August 1, 2007

    Judge Issues Mixed Ruling In Drug Pricing Suit

    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.

  • July 31, 2007

    North Carolina AG Gets Good News In Bid-Rigging Case

    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.

  • July 31, 2007

    States Fight Mediation In Drug Pricing Suit

    The attorneys general of five states have lashed out at a federal judge’s order requesting certain parties to resolve their differences through mediation in a massive antitrust class action alleging a slew of drug makers defrauded consumers by artificially inflating the prices of various prescription medications.

  • July 31, 2007

    Telecoms Cut Roaming Charges To Meet Deadline

    Telecom companies across Europe have slashed their roaming fees in an effort to meet the deadline for implementing the European Commission roaming tariff and escape fines and regulation.

  • July 31, 2007

    Nelnet Settles With Cuomo Over Kickbacks

    The nation's second largest loan consolidator agreed Tuesday to pay $2 million to end New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's investigation of it as part of his larger probe of the $85 billion student loan industry.

  • July 31, 2007

    NBA Team Accuses Ticketmaster Of Monopoly Abuse

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and an online ticketing company have fired off a lawsuit against Ticketmaster LLC accusing it of blocking out competition and tying its services by filing a lawsuit against the basketball team.

  • July 31, 2007

    Judge Approves Linerboard Plaintiffs' Expert Witness

    An economist who argues that a group of linerboard manufacturers' alleged constricting of supply is tantamount to price-fixing will be permitted to testify as a plaintiffs' expert witness in the multidistrict antitrust class action, a federal judge ruled Monday.

  • August 1, 2007

    Biomet Distributor, Exec Hit With Competition Suit

    Health care provider Biomet Inc. has filed a lawsuit against a former executive and its one-time distributor, Zimmer US Inc., alleging a scheme to steal trade secrets and squeeze its rivals out of the lucrative orthopedic device market.

  • July 31, 2007

    Judge Chucks More Copper Cartel Litigation

    Months after dismissing a slew of complaints surrounding an alleged copper cartel in the U.S., a judge has bounced more of the class action litigation facing the purported ringleader of the scheme due to a lack of jurisdiction.