Competition

  • September 19, 2007

    USIS Urges Court To Let Antitrust Spat Proceed

    U.S. Information Systems Inc. has attempted to block the defendants' recent bid to have its antitrust suit over competition in the New York City telecommunications installation market tossed out.

  • September 19, 2007

    More Details Emerge In SRAM Complaints

    A federal judge has unsealed a pair of consolidated amended complaints that detail numerous instances in which makers of static random access memory chips allegedly shared information as part of their price-fixing conspiracy.

  • September 26, 2007

    Q&A With Holland & Knight's Jerome Hoffman

    Jerome Hoffman of Holland & Knight talks to Law360 about being tenacious without being a jerk.

  • September 19, 2007

    Fastener Cartel Tacked With €328.6M Fine

    The European Commission attached €328.6 million in fines to some of the world's largest haberdashery product manufacturers on Wednesday for their alleged participation in illegal cartels in market for zip and other fasteners.

  • September 19, 2007

    Coral Energy Joins Reliant In Fight Against Gas Suit

    The day after Reliant Energy Inc. asked for an antitrust case against it to be thrown out, co-defendant Coral Energy Resources LP joined the fight.

  • September 19, 2007

    Former Distributors Lose Appeal Against Hearst

    Six former distributors of the Houston Chronicle have lost their wrongful termination and antitrust suit after an appeals court affirmed a ruling in favor of Hearst Corp., which owns the daily newspaper.

  • September 21, 2007

    Q&A With Choate Hall's Robert M. Buchanan

    "There are so many bogus antitrust suits that it is hard to choose the most ridiculous. Ironically, sometimes the most ridiculous claims go on for years and take a significant effort to defeat," says Robert M. Buchanan of Choate Hall LLP.

  • September 18, 2007

    Virgin, British Airways To Fight Foreign Purchasers

    British Airways PLC and Virgin Atlantic Airlines Ltd. have outlined several disputes with the putative class in multidistrict antitrust litigation related to price-fixing on international flights.

  • September 18, 2007

    Abbott Shoots Down Government Complaint

    Abbott Laboratories has called for the dismissal of the U.S. government’s case in the average wholesale price litigation that alleges the pharmaceutical company inflated its prices to scam Medicare and boost sales.

  • September 18, 2007

    DOJ Deal Doesn't Impact Civil Case: British Airways

    British Airways PLC argued on Monday that its recent settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over price-fixing of air cargo surcharges did not mean much for civil litigation.

  • September 18, 2007

    Reliant Seeks Dismissal From Natural Gas Suit

    Citing a recent Supreme Court decision, Reliant Energy Inc. has asked a district court to dismiss an antitrust case filed against the company on the grounds that the plaintiffs have not adequately stated a claim.

  • September 17, 2007

    Travel Agents Fight Back In Airlines Antitrust Suit

    A group of travel agents has filed an amended complaint accusing nearly two dozen major airlines of conspiring to limit travel agent commissions.

  • September 17, 2007

    Court Orders Microsoft To Pay €497M Antitrust Fine

    Europe's second highest court has handed the European Commission a victory in its lengthy antitrust battle with Microsoft Inc., ruling that the software giant must pay the €497 million fine imposed by the EC in 2004.

  • September 18, 2007

    Samsung Must Turn Over Customer Info In DRAM Suit

    Putting an end to a discovery dispute in an antitrust battle over alleged price inflation for dynamic random access memory products, a federal judge has ordered defendant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to turn over identities corresponding to customer codes.

  • September 17, 2007

    J&J Asks Court To Resurrect Claim Against Abbott

    Johnson & Johnson is asking a Manhattan court to reconsider the Aug. 29 ruling that torpedoed its sole claim against Abbott Laboratories in its $5.5 billion lawsuit over its failed bid to acquire Guidant Corp.

  • September 17, 2007

    Warhol Organization Denies Conspiracy Claims

    The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. and the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board Inc. have mocked claims in a putative antitrust class action that alleges they conspired to induce an “artificial scarcity” of the late artist's works.

  • September 17, 2007

    Judge Greenlights Antitrust Claim Against Xerox

    A judge has given ink cartridge company Media Sciences International Inc. the go-ahead to proceed with its antitrust counterclaim against Xerox Corp., which had accused it of infringing four ink stick patents.

  • September 17, 2007

    EU Court Nixes Akzo Nobel's Assertion Of Privilege

    The European Court of First Instance has thrown out a complaint brought by Akzo Nobel Chemicals, asserting that two sets of documents taken during an antitrust investigation ought to be protected by attorney/client privilege.

  • September 14, 2007

    Digital Music Plaintiffs Oppose Dismissal

    A putative class accusing several major record companies of price-fixing in the Internet and compact-disc music markets has fought the defendants' efforts to dismiss the multidistrict antitrust complaint.

  • September 14, 2007

    Iowa AG Rakes Monsanto For Seed Licensing Info

    Only days after Monsanto Co. settled a patent infringement suit with the Iowa State University Research Foundation over certain types of altered soybeans, the agricultural titan has been hit with an antitrust probe over its seed licensing and marketing programs.