After weeks of speculation, Disney announced a $52.4 billion deal with 21st Century Fox on Thursday that will see it acquire Fox's production studios and several other assets, and while the move is likely to receive some scrutiny because of its size and complexity, it should earn clearance from the DOJ without serious changes.
Citing concerns over Microsoft's still dominant position in the software market, California and six other states asked a federal judge on Tuesday to extend antitrust oversight of the software giant to 2012, five years past the original Nov. 12 expiration date.
Spanish telecom company Telefónica has appealed the landmark €151.9 million fine levied by European Commission competition regulators, calling the penalty “unjust and disproportionate.”
Rambus Inc. has put the squeeze on Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to hand over information related to the destruction of e-mails from another patent case as the chip maker moves ahead with its memory device patent suit and builds up its defense for a related antitrust trial.
Becton Dickinson & Co. has hit rival syringe maker Retractable Technologies Inc. with a patent infringement suit, just as it slammed RTI's own patent suit against it, calling that case a veiled rehash of antitrust claims it said an earlier settlement forbids the company from relitigating.
Despite request from Rambus Inc. that it hand over its entire license deal with a Samsung unit, Texas Instruments Inc. will provide Rambus with a redacted version of its agreement, as the chip maker prepares for patent and antitrust trials over memory technology.
Australia's competition watchdog has spearheaded an investigation into Google Inc.'s proposed $3 billion takeover of online advertising firm DoubleClick Inc.
A benefits management company accused of suppressing market competition has gone on the offensive, lambasting the plaintiffs for allegedly failing to comply with discovery requests.
Abbott Laboratories Inc. has asked a judge to stop the government from deposing two former top executives in the average wholesale price litigation, saying the government hasn't met the requirements to request the interviews.
Irish airline Ryanair has formally appealed the European Commission's decision to block the carrier's takeover of rival company Aer Lingus, accusing regulators of allowing politics to influence their actions.
A federal judge has granted the National Football League Players Association's bid to toss a proposed class action brought on behalf of 3,500 former players, ruling that the plaintiffs lacked standing to pursue their claims under California’s unfair competition law.
French drug giant Sanofi-Aventis will hand over more than $190 million to settle claims by the U.S. Department of Justice and various states that its predecessor defrauded Medicare by inflating the reported average wholesale price of a cancer drug.
South Korea's antitrust regulator has fined Hyundai Motor Co. and four of its affiliates more than 63 billion won ($67 million) for alleged violations of fair trade laws.
Worried that the $900 million acquisition of Norwegian polymers company Kerling ASA by U.K.-based INEOS Enterprises Ltd. might give the chemical giant too much control over the plastics industry, the European Commission on Friday announced an in-depth investigation into the proposed deal.
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Alza Corp. is asking a court to force American Sales Co. to turn over documents and discovery it argues are central to the plaintiffs' claims that the company maintained a monopoly over blockbuster incontinence drug Ditropan XL by preventing copycat versions from reaching the marketplace.
A federal judge has granted PPL Corp. summary judgment on the price squeeze claim in the suit dozens of Pennsylvania boroughs filed against the utility five years ago over power rates. In so doing, he excised the last remaining Sherman Act claim from the case.
The U.S. Department of Justice has weighed in on the net neutrality debate, cautioning the Federal Communications Commission against making rules that would bar broadband providers from charging content companies extra fees for enhanced service.
South Africa’s Competition Tribunal on Thursday fined Mittal Steel SA 691.8 million rand ($96 million) for contravening the country’s Competition Act by charging “excessive prices” for flat steel products.
The U.S. Department of Justice has fired back against plaintiffs in the purported antitrust class action alleging collusion among TFT-LCD manufacturers, one week after the purchasers objected to the DOJ’s request to put the case on hold for a year.
Plaintiffs have sufficiently pled that manufacturers conspired to fix linerboard prices in violation of the Sherman Act, a federal judge affirmed Thursday, while limiting the plaintiffs' proposed class period.
A month after a judge axed all but one of its antitrust claims against the Real Estate Board of New York and member brokerages, database system BrokersNYC has resisted efforts by the Board to convince the court to toss the suit's remaining Sherman Act claim.