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.
While battling claims that he and his aides may have been bribed by Samsung Group, South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun agreed on Tuesday to an independent investigation of the corruption scandal rocking one of the world's biggest electronics conglomerates.
Pfizer Inc. has scored a win in a fight over discovery in a case involving 11 ERISA benefit funds that claimed the drug maker improperly marketed its blockbuster cholesterol treatment Lipitor for off-market uses.
The DOJ and FTC should not be afraid to bring cases, especially merger cases, when they need to be brought, say Pillsbury Winthrop's Roxane Polidora and Richard Liebeskind in our series of chats with high-profile antitrust lawyers.
Direct purchasers have been granted their bid for class certification in the multidistrict antitrust litigation alleging Biovail Corp., Elan Corp. Plc and Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. conspired to restrain the sale of nifedipine, a generic version of hypertension drug Adalat CC.
While slightly modifying the terms, a judge has granted class certification in an antitrust suit alleging that a number of companies conspired to restrain trade in the market for pressure-sensitive labelstock.
The United Kingdom's Office of Fair Trade has raised its threshold for mergers and acquisitions that must undergo review before gaining approval to $20.7 million, which is about 25 times higher than deals must currently be worth to attract an inquiry.
A handful of radiologists wants Weiss & Zarett PC, counsel for the plaintiffs in a trio of antitrust suits, tossed from the litigation because the firm allegedly spent years representing them in related matters.
A potential union between SABMiller Plc and Molson Coors Brewing Co. has come under regulatory scrutiny, with the U.S. Department of Justice issuing a second request for information on the brewers’ agreement to forge a joint venture of their U.S. and Puerto Rican businesses.
Marathon Oil Corp.'s countersuit asserting that a Kentucky anti-price-gouging law is unconstitutional has been tossed out of federal court. Kentucky’s $89 million enforcement action accusing Marathon of raising gas prices after Hurricane Katrina is now the sole battlefield for the dispute between the parties.
Deutsche Telekom AG has announced that, in accordance with a court order, customers in Germany will now be able to purchase unlocked Apple Inc. iPhones from its T-Mobile subsidiary without signing a contract.
Dutch Royal Philips Electronics NV joined the ranks of its competitors Wednesday, saying it too was being investigated by officials for violating competition laws in the cathode-ray tube industry.
Two months after being hit by over €300 million in fines in the European Union, several of the world’s largest haberdashery product manufacturers are now facing a proposed class action lawsuit in the United States over their alleged participation in illegal cartels.
The U.S. International Trade Commission decided Tuesday that U.S. companies are not being harmed by the importation of low-cost glossy paper from Asia in a ruling that effectively blocks any duties being imposed on those imports.
The European Commission has slapped Sony, Fuji and Maxell with fines totaling more than €74 million ($110 million) for allegedly fixing prices on professional videotapes sold in Europe, in a move the antitrust watchdog painted as an example of its ability to go after cartels without tips from immunity applicants.
Deutsche Telekom AG has vowed to fight a German court’s injunction on selling models of Apple Inc.'s iPhone that are only compatible with the telecom giant's T-Mobile subsidiary.
Fresh allegations have surfaced in the Samsung Group corruption scandal, after a former legal adviser to South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun revealed on Monday that the company once offered him a cash bribe.
Urging caution in reviewing Google Inc.’s proposed $3 billion takeover of Internet advertising firm DoubleClick Inc., two U.S. senators told Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras on Tuesday that the implications of the deal need “serious scrutiny.”
A group of Republican lawmakers is urging the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider about a new round of proposals that aim to tighten its regulatory authority over the cable industry.
A judge has agreed with Bank of America Corp. and five other credit card issuers, dismissing a lawsuit alleging they conspired to fix late fees charged to credit card holders.
A federal appeals court handed mushroom distributor Agro Dutch Industries Ltd. a victory on Tuesday, ruling that the Department of Commerce did not have the authority to conduct an absorption inquiry while reviewing the company’s anti-dumping order.