AT&T Inc.’s bid to have Makan Delrahim, head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, testify in the case challenging its planned purchase of Time Warner Inc., could help the company argue that the challenge was politically motivated, but it may not be easy and comes with some risk.
An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday refused to rethink his decision keeping Peco Foods tied to a major antitrust lawsuit brought by three classes of consumers alleging it and other poultry producers conspired to fix prices of broiler chickens, though the judge acknowledged the allegations "are thin.”
Denmark's competition authority on Wednesday accused pharmaceutical distributor CD Pharma of abusing its dominance by hiking the price of a drug used during childbirth by more than 2,000 percent, making it the latest enforcer to crack down on prescription drug pricing.
The United Kingdom’s antitrust enforcement agency is set to add two dozen or more employees in Scotland as it prepares for Brexit, the head of the agency announced Wednesday.
Philadelphia this week became the latest city where cab drivers failed to convince a court that regulators unconstitutionally harmed their industry by going easy on ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, once again showing the sway of an early appellate ruling on the issue by now-retired jurist Richard Posner.
The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday renewed its bid to toss a suit challenging its authority to pursue a pay-for-delay case against Watson Laboratories Inc., telling a Pennsylvania federal judge the case is an improper attempt to preempt an enforcement action.
An Uber customer on Friday said he’s appealing a decision from U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff that sent his class action over alleged price-fixing to arbitration, teeing up the case for its second appearance at the appellate courts.
Canada's competition enforcer said Monday that it will not challenge a federal appeals court decision that weakens the agency’s ability to protect third-party documents collected during abuse-of-dominance and other investigations.
The Florida Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday directing traffic ticket startup Tikd to file a response to The Florida Bar's allegations it is practicing law without a license and telling the court why it should not issue an injunction blocking its services.
Scouts accusing Major League Baseball of suppressing their wages on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review the sport's much-criticized antitrust exemption, which numerous courts have denounced while simultaneously relying on it to dismiss antitrust suits.
Germany's competition enforcer said Monday that a federal court has backed its finding that supermarket operator Edeka abused its market power by demanding bonus payments and favorable terms, or "wedding rebates," from suppliers after a merger.
A trade processing firm and the brokers that invested in it asked a Manhattan federal judge on Friday to dismiss a case alleging they conspired to keep the stock-lending market inefficient by choking off business to potential competitors, saying the allegations do not add up.
Fera Pharmaceuticals LLC and Akorn Inc. have settled a $100 million trade secrets case tied to a supply agreement for eye infection treatments, along with antitrust counterclaims that brought Perrigo Co. PLC into the mix, ending the suit Monday, just weeks before a scheduled trial.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday killed the bulk of a suit by Philadelphia taxicab operators alleging the city’s parking authority unfairly refused to regulate ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, ruling that the court couldn’t protect the cabbies from market competition.
Days after an ex-Fiat Chrysler executive pled guilty to his role in an alleged scheme to pay off a union official, a proposed class of autoworkers sued the car maker and United Automobile Workers in Michigan federal court Friday, saying the company and the union colluded to sacrifice workers’ interests at the bargaining table.
A Florida federal judge on Friday nixed antitrust and deceptive practices claim from a bribery lawsuit against Fox Sports units and executives over broadcast rights for South American soccer tournaments, but said they could not shake allegations of corruption.
A company that makes metal parts has challenged a decision from the European Commission finding that a tax credit the manufacturer received from the Spanish government ran afoul of European Union state aid law, according to a Monday filing.
Uber urged a San Francisco judge Monday to toss several suits alleging its low pricing seeks to illegally squeeze taxi companies out of the ride service industry, arguing Uber is exempt from state competition laws, because its rates fall under the jurisdiction of the California Public Utilities Commission.
An association of French ports is going to court to defend a corporate tax break, claiming the European Commission erred in a 2017 ruling striking it down as a distortion of the common market, according to a Monday filing.
The European Court of Justice logged a request Monday from a Portuguese court asking whether it should apply a European Union directive to a competition dispute over sport channel distribution rights even though the suit was filed nearly two years before EU members were required to adapt the directive into their own laws.
Europe’s antitrust enforcer on Friday extended its deadline for a review of Bayer AG’s planned $63.5 billion purchase of U.S.-based Monsanto Co., adding another wrinkle in the companies’ quest for regulatory clearance of the deal.
Although the Seventh Circuit recently vacated a preliminary injunction that required two competing software companies to allow a third-party data scraper access to their sites and data, the case highlights the complex intersection of big data, copyright, antitrust and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, says Benjamin Byer of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
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Law firms are businesses where partners operate with significant autonomy. To see their priorities translate into individual partner action, firm leaders should use a few collaborative strategies, suggests Hugh A. Simons, former senior partner of The Boston Consulting Group and former COO of Ropes & Gray LLP.
Member-driven standard-setting organizations have traditionally steered clear of antitrust focus despite their inevitable tendency for concerted action. However, new scrutiny espoused by Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim should lead SSOs to change protocol, says David Newman, leader of Gould & Ratner LLP's intellectual property group.
At the American Bar Association's annual Antitrust Fall Forum last week, the theme was “predictability,” and we heard from all three branches of government — from keynote addresses by agency enforcers and legislators, to an entertaining panel with federal judges who presided over recent trials, say attorneys with Perkins Coie LLP.
Courts have consistently held that social media accounts are subject to established discovery principles but are reluctant to allow parties to rummage through private social media accounts. Recent case law confirms that narrowly tailored information requests get the best results, say Matthew Hamilton, Donna Fisher and Jessica Bae of Pepper Hamilton LLP.
Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of homeland security, was kind enough to let me visit him to reflect on his diverse career. He told stories that left me speechless. And yes, the man who was responsible for the Transportation Security Administration removed his shoes when going through airport security. You bet I asked, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed SB-17, a law intended to foster transparency in connection with drug pricing and its impact on insurance costs. The law imposes significant new reporting requirements on many drug manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers, and health care service plans and health insurers operating in California, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
While Alexander Hamilton is the subject of a hit Broadway musical and renewed biographical examinations, professor Kate Brown takes us down a road less traveled in her book "Alexander Hamilton and the Development of American Law" — showing Hamilton as first, last and foremost an American lawyer, says U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas.
There are at least four reasons supporting the need for some form of a mediation group within a law firm, especially in firms with larger practices, according to Dennis Klein, owner of Critical Matter Mediation and former litigation partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.