More than four years after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark pay-for-delay ruling, litigation over the pharmaceutical patent settlements continues to steam ahead, but Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen indicated the antitrust enforcer's crackdown might have at last turned the corner as the number of potentially problematic deals dropped. Here's a cheat sheet of major pay-for-delay suits to watch in 2018.
The U.S. Department of Justice may be gearing up to block the impending merger of derivatives exchanges Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. and CBOT Holdings Inc., according to reports.
The European Commission proposed Tuesday to give European consumers the power to collectively seek damages from companies that provided them with flawed products or services, arguing the option is necessary if businesses and customers are to benefit from a single market.
When the Canadian Competition Bureau needs legal advice, the commissioner turns to Borden Ladner Gervais LLP’s competition and marketing law group, which offers an efficient competition practice firmly grounded in a national full service firm.
Heenan Blaikie LLP’s national trade and competition group may be a new kid on the Canadian competition law block, but with help from the firm’s litigation practice, integrated partnership and entertainment industry clients, the group has set itself apart in a few short years.
A New York drug cooperative has filed a proposed class action against Braintree Laboratories Inc., accusing the drug maker of conspiring to block rivals from marketing a generic version of its laxative MiraLax and improperly listing a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Joining a bandwagon of consumer groups that have criticized Apple Inc.’s iTunes, a European commissioner on Monday denounced the company for bundling its online music store with its market-topping digital music player.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP boasts one of the largest and most experienced competition groups in Canada, which alone sets it apart in the growing world of Canadian competition law.
Intel Corp.’s chief and chairman were among senior executives who failed to keep potentially critical e-mails that are at the center of the company's long-running antitrust dispute with Advanced Micro Devices, according to court documents.
U.S. and Korean negotiators wrapped up free trade talks Monday, reaching consensus on competition policy and remaining confident both sides could strike a pact before the April 2 deadline.
As previously feared, the Federal Trade Commission has issued a second request for information to Express Scripts, concerned over the antitrust implications of the pharmacy benefit manager’s hostile bid for rival Caremark.
Though Caremark’s board has voiced antitrust concerns, pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. insists that its hostile takeover offer for the rival can secure regulatory approval in time.
A group of California physicians on Thursday filed suit against Wellpoint Health Networks Inc., its affiliate Blue Cross of California and the State Compensation Insurance Fund, alleging the defendants conspired to pay doctors who treat workers’ compensation patients below fair market value.
A court has granted Intel Corp’s motion to dismiss claims of foreign misconduct brought in an antitrust class action by U.S. consumers.
United States antitrust regulators are losing their patience with Microsoft Corp., which has fallen behind on deadlines to disclose interoperability protocols to other companies.
Although modern Canadian competition law is relatively young, national firm Miller Thomson LLP’s competition law group has managed to define itself as a leader in the industry, thanks to a mix of extraordinary growth and innovative cross-industry practice groups.
A circuit court heard arguments Thursday on whether state regulations on alcohol violate federal antitrust laws in a case that could put several states’ liquor restrictions at risk.
The controversial $44 billion takeover of TXU Corp. has sparked discussion in the Texas Senate about whether the state's utilities regulator should have more power to review and take action on mergers.
Facing mounting opposition from energy firms, the European Union's competition watchdog is reportedly mulling alternatives to its proposals to increase competition in the energy sector by forcing companies to unbundle their production and distribution capabilities.
Insurance companies’ responses to the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina have highlighted the need for federal antitrust regulation of the industry, Sens. Trent Lott and Mary Landrieu said Wednesday.
The European Union's competition commissioner on Thursday stressed the importance of maintaining a distinctly European system for dealing with antitrust issues, but also said that Europe should draw on the experiences of other countries.