Competition

  • April 12, 2007

    Lawmaker Sends TXU Allegations To State AG

    Responding to allegations that TXU Corp. and the private equity firms vying to buy it may have acted illegally, a Texas legislator said he will send the case to the state attorney general for a deeper investigation.

  • April 12, 2007

    Antitrust Allegations Add Fire To Catheter Dispute

    Reacting to a patent infringement suit brought earlier this year, an Arizona biotech device manufacturing company filed suit Wednesday against a rival claiming violations of antitrust laws and seeking declaratory judgment of noninfringement.

  • April 12, 2007

    Outstanding Women: Marimichael Skubel

    When Marimichael Skubel took her first job as an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission in 1979, there were very few women in the antitrust field. But even though that gender imbalance has improved over the years, she personally never saw it as an entry barrier.

  • April 11, 2007

    Distrigas Addresses EU’s Concerns

    Belgium’s main gas distributor Distrigas AG has taken steps to alleviate antitrust concerns over its long-term gas supply contracts, the European Commission announced Wednesday.

  • April 11, 2007

    EU Accuses Shipping Cos. Of Forming A Cartel

    The European Commission on Wednesday took a step forward in its investigation into shipping companies it claims have formed an anti-competitive cartel in the global carrier industry.

  • April 11, 2007

    AMD To Quiz Intel Over Missing E-Mails

    Intel Corp. executives will be questioned under oath by microprocessor rival Advanced Micro Devices over the loss of countless e-mails that may prove critical in the antitrust lawsuit the two are engaged in.

  • April 11, 2007

    Authorized Generics In Spotlight At Senate Hearing

    Despite suffering a defeat in the Schering-Plough case, The Federal Trade Commission intends to continue fighting authorized generics agreements and has vowed to make its crackdown on so-called reverse payments one of the agency’s top priorities in the coming year.

  • April 17, 2007

    Jenner & Block Swallows Up Litigation Boutique

    Not content with the recent high-profile additions to its intellectual property and securities divisions, Jenner & Block LLP has lassoed Freeman, Freeman & Salzman PC, an antitrust and complex litigation boutique.

  • April 11, 2007

    Iberia Sues Ryanair Over Anti-Competitive Marketing

    Ryanair Holdings PLC accused Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana SA on Wednesday of trying to block competition by filing a €2 million suit against the low-cost Irish carrier following a publicity campaign in Barcelona.

  • April 11, 2007

    Judge Allows Antitrust Suit Over Newspaper Deal

    A federal judge has cleared the way for real estate investor Clint Reilly to move forward with his antitrust suit against MediaNews Group Inc.’s acquisition of the San Jose Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times.

  • April 11, 2007

    FTC Opposes Oil Refiners' Merger

    The Federal Trade Commission has moved to suspend a $1.4 billion merger between two oil refineries amid concerns that it would reduce New Mexico’s light petroleum supply and impede a future drop in prices.

  • April 11, 2007

    Outstanding Women: Ilene Knable Gotts

    Ilene Knable Gotts loves what she does, and she does quite a lot. At the moment she is a partner in the antitrust department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and serves as international officer of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law.

  • April 11, 2007

    Sallie Mae Settles Student Loan Kickback Charges

    Sallie Mae, the country’s largest student lender, will pay $2 million to settle allegations of inappropriate anti-competitive relationships with colleges brought by New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

  • April 10, 2007

    Track Federations Sued For Anti-Competitive Conduct

    Spira Footwear Inc. has sued two of the world’s most powerful track-and-field governing bodies, arguing that a ban placed on its running shoes is anti-competitive.

  • April 10, 2007

    Another Suit Takes Aim At Tennis Tour

    The owners of a Monaco-based tennis tournament have served men’s professional tennis association ATP Tour Inc. with a lawsuit alleging that the planned changes to its tournament system are anti-competitive, the second complaint of its kind filed against the tennis giant.

  • April 10, 2007

    Oil Price-Gouging Laws Harmful To Economy: Study

    A proposed law to penalize oil and gas companies for price-gouging will disrupt the United States economy and lead to fuel shortages reminiscent of the energy crisis of the 1970s, a new study by a conservative think tank has warned.

  • April 10, 2007

    Sun Microsystems To Refile Complaint In Hynix Suit

    Shortly after a federal judge dismissed its first price-fixing complaint against Hynix Semiconductor Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc. confirmed on Monday that it would refile an amended complaint.

  • April 10, 2007

    Outstanding Women: Susan Creighton

    With a legal career that has included more than a decade’s worth of both private and public antitrust litigation and enforcement, Susan Creighton knows the importance of putting her nose to the grindstone. But her experience has also taught her to be staunchly proactive about the balance between work and family.

  • April 12, 2007

    DLA Piper Adds Antitrust Partner To Philly Office

    DLA Piper’s Philadelphia antitrust practice will get a boost from the addition of Lesli Esposito, who comes to the firm from Blank Rome LLP.

  • April 9, 2007

    South Korea Fines Rubber Companies $6M

    Baring its teeth for the third time this year, South Korea’s competition watchdog has imposed a 5.6 billion won ($6 million) fine on two synthetic rubber companies for alleged price collusion.