The European Commission has released two guidances intended to make it easier for companies involved in antitrust proceedings to wade through the process of redacting sensitive documents, suggesting the use of “confidentiality rings” for sharing such information.
Chicago’s Board of Education and a slew of bus companies have won their bid to dismiss a suit brought by a former public schools’ director alleging the companies colluded on special-needs service contracts and billed the city for trips that never took place on "ghost buses" that never ran, all while the board was aware.
The European Central Bank went live on Friday with a new system aimed at letting banks settle cross-border payments instantly across Europe.
Visa and MasterCard have been granted permission by Britain's Supreme Court to challenge a landmark Court of Appeal decision that found the credit card companies set charges at an unlawfully high level that restricted competition.
McKinsey & Co. opened a new front on Thursday in its bitter, multi-pronged legal battle with turnaround firm AlixPartners LLP and its founder Jay Alix, asking a Delaware Chancery Court for permission to publicly disseminate documents from a previously settled case that it says will prove Alix's recent attacks are just cynical ploys that follow a game plan formulated years ago.
A New York federal judge on Thursday granted $126.4 million in fees and $18.4 million in expenses to the lead counsel that scored a settlements valued at $504 million in an antitrust lawsuit alleging that a group of financial firms manipulated global swaps and options benchmark ISDAfix.
The U.K.’s antitrust enforcer said Thursday that skyrocketing prices in the funeral industry merit a full investigation, after it found in a market study that the increase in costs has far outpaced inflation and isn’t backed up by any rise in quality.
An Oregon federal judge refused Wednesday to toss a revived suit being brought by CollegeNET Inc. accusing Common Application Inc. of monopolizing the standardized college application process, finding that the group's member colleges could be seen as acting in concert to hurt competition.
Pet medicine distributor PetIQ can hold onto its merger filings, a California federal judge said Wednesday, refusing an advance peek into the material for a pair of rivals suing to upend the company’s purchase of a veterinary clinics chain they said would choke off competition to supply veterinary medication.
Fashion brand Guess Inc. reported Wednesday that it is looking at a fine of at least $42.4 million from the European Commission amid the antitrust enforcer’s broad effort to combat anti-competitive restrictions on cross-border shopping.
The European Union's antitrust arm on Thursday endorsed the union of two Brazilian eucalyptus wood pulp producers that would create the largest company of its kind in the world, after acquiring company Suzano agreed to several concessions.
Australia’s top antitrust enforcer argued Thursday that it would be “inadvisable and counterproductive” to expand the consumer welfare standard beyond its current bounds, in the latest flare-up of international debate over the competition litmus test for judging mergers and business conduct.
The European Commission's competition watchdog announced Thursday that it has opened an investigation into Aperam's proposed acquisition of VDM, citing concerns that the merger could reduce competition in the supply of nickel alloys.
Germany’s competition authority said Thursday that it is investigating Amazon.com over complaints it received from online sellers about terms imposed by the e-commerce giant that may constitute an abuse of its dominance.
A New York federal judge has awarded a group of airline passengers $3 million in attorneys’ fees in a proposed antitrust class action alleging that several travel-booking firms colluded to artificially boost airfares, ruling the amount was fair and reasonable.
The merger of two major Massachusetts health systems will proceed after state Attorney General Maura Healey negotiated a settlement that includes a cap preventing more than $1 billion in price increases and more than $70 million in community investments, Healey's office announced Thursday.
Mylan Pharmaceuticals has urged a New Jersey federal judge to allow it to add three consumer witnesses in its case accusing Celgene Corp. of stifling generic competition for the brand-name cancer drugs Thalomid and Revlimid, saying they can testify about the scheme's impact on drug prices.
Europe's competition enforcer said Wednesday it has opened an in-depth investigation into Nidec Corp.'s planned $1.08 billion purchase of the Embraco compressor business from Whirlpool Corp. over concerns it could hurt competition for the supply of refrigeration compressors.
Rochester Drug Cooperative won’t be able to dodge questions about a federal investigation into opioid sales during upcoming depositions in its proposed class action accusing Actavis LLC and Shire LLC of settling a patent dispute over an ADHD drug on anti-competitive terms, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Tuesday.
Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. have launched competing bids to eject each other's expert opinions from the tech giants’ firefight over battery life patents in California federal court, with each side taking shots at the other’s damages research.
Fourteen organizations sent a letter Wednesday regarding the proposed $59 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint to Democratic U.S. Reps. Jerrold Nadler of New York and Frank Pallone of New Jersey, asking them to hold hearings during the first quarter of 2019 to examine the tie-up's impact on consumers.
Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch on Monday floated the idea of overruling the high court’s landmark Illinois Brick decision, which limits federal antitrust standing to direct purchasers, during oral arguments in a case accusing Apple Inc. of monopolizing the market for apps sold on its devices.
The Serious Fraud Office has landed another mixed result in its prosecution of several former Barclays and Deutsche Bank traders for manipulating Euribor, the latest in the white collar specialist's latest effort to hold individuals accountable for rigging key benchmark interest rates. Here, Law360 looks at the highlights of the SFO's long-running campaign.
A D.C. federal judge has rejected the U.S. Department of Justice’s arguments that AT&T’s planned purchase of Time Warner would hurt competition and drive up consumer costs, dealing a major blow to the government’s first court challenge of a vertical merger in decades. Here, Law360 looks at how we got here, the key issues and highlights of the case.
Much time and attention have been focused on improving lawyers' abilities to communicate with and persuade juries in complex trials. But it is equally important to equip and prepare jurors to become better students in the courtroom, say attorneys with DLA Piper and Litstrat Inc.
While in-house technology investments on the scale and complexity needed to compete with large firms remain cost prohibitive for small and midsize law firms, cloud-based services offer significant cost savings and productivity gains with little to no capital investment, says Holly Urban of Effortless Legal LLC.
With the Milbank/Cravath pay scale once again equalizing compensation at many Am Law 100 firms, there is even more pressure for firms to differentiate themselves to top lateral associate candidates. This presents strategic considerations for both law firms and lateral candidates throughout the recruitment process, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Stanford Law School professor Jeffrey Fisher discusses his motivation for teaching, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and what the court might look like if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed.
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission began a series of public hearings on competition and consumer protection issues. Attorneys with Perkins Coie LLP offer some key takeaways from the three panel discussions.
The first comprehensive overhaul of California's Rules of Professional Conduct in nearly 30 years becomes operational on Nov. 1. Some of the new rules mirror the model language used by the American Bar Association, but many continue to reflect California’s unique approach to certain ethical questions, says Mark Loeterman of Signature Resolution LLC.
The balancing act between protecting attorneys’ speech rights and ensuring unbiased adjudications was highlighted recently in two cases — when Michael Cohen applied for a restraining order against Stephanie Clifford's attorney, and when Johnson & Johnson questioned whether a Missouri talc verdict was tainted by public statements from the plaintiffs' counsel, says Matthew Giardina of Manning Gross & Massenburg LLP.
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a pivotal antitrust decision in Ohio v. American Express. Three partners at Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP who represented AmEx explain how one of the most significant antitrust enforcement actions in recent history led to a landmark precedent for two-sided platforms.
On Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission began a series of hearings on competition and consumer protection in the 21st century. These events are an important first step in guiding enforcement priorities, says David Balto, a former policy director of the FTC Bureau of Competition.
In Sheppard Mullin v. J-M Manufacturing Co., the California Supreme Court ruled last month that a law firm's failure to disclose a known conflict with another current client did not categorically disentitle the firm from recovering fees. But the court didn’t provide hoped-for guidance on how to write an enforceable advance conflict waiver, says Richard Rosensweig of Goulston & Storrs PC.