Competition

  • March 21, 2007

    Sidley Austin Nets Antitrust Litigator

    Sidley Austin LLP has pulled in a seasoned antitrust trial lawyer who will focus his practice on antitrust and commercial litigation.

  • March 21, 2007

    Google Wins Dismissal In Antitrust Case

    A Web site operator’s antitrust lawsuit against Google Inc. has been dismissed by a federal judge for a second time, clearing Google's method for ranking Web sites when they come up in search results.

  • March 20, 2007

    WTO To Air Boeing, Airbus Hearing

    The general public will have the opportunity to take a closer look at the long-running battle between the European Union and the United States over aircraft subsidies when the World Trade Organization airs a hearing on the matter.

  • March 20, 2007

    E.C. Takes Aim At Videotape Cartel

    Europe’s competition watchdog said Tuesday it has taken the first step in a new antitrust investigation by sending statements of objection to a number of companies regarding their alleged roles in a cartel for professional videotape used for television.

  • March 20, 2007

    Senators Question Sirius, XM Merger

    Competition from sources such as broadcasting and downloaded music should mitigate concerns about the anti-competitive effects of a proposed merger between Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., media executives told U.S. senators on Tuesday.

  • March 20, 2007

    AMA Asks DOJ To Block UnitedHealth Merger

    A prominent doctors’ group has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to block UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s proposed $2.6 billion takeover of Sierra Health Services, claiming it will give the health care company a monopoly in Nevada.

  • March 19, 2007

    Rambus Wins Partial Stay In Royalties Case

    In a respite for memory chip designer Rambus Inc., the Federal Trade Commission has stayed portions of an order that capped royalty rates in a case that accused the company of exploiting a monopoly on computer technology.

  • March 19, 2007

    E.U. Says Unbundling Support Is Sufficient

    Despite opposition from energy firms and governments alike, European Union officials reportedly now believe they have enough support to move forward with its proposals to increase competition in the energy sector by forcing companies to unbundle their production and distribution capabilities.

  • March 19, 2007

    European Biodiesel Group Decries U.S. Subsidies

    Cheap American biodiesel, supported by government subsidies, is distorting the European market for the green energy source, an industry association told the European Commission on Monday.

  • March 19, 2007

    Critics Lash Out At E.U. Class Action Idea

    Business leaders and lawyers are lashing out at the European Commission’s proposal to give consumers the power to collectively seek damages from companies that engaged in price-fixing or provided them with flawed products or services.

  • March 20, 2007

    Airlines Mulling Fuel Surcharge Settlement

    British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways have entered into mediation in hopes of resolving a California class action dispute stemming from allegations that the airlines conspired to fix prices on fuel surcharges.

  • March 19, 2007

    Action Heats Up Against Oil Giants Over Fuel Price

    Anger continues to boil over an alleged industry-wide “hot fuel” conspiracy, with the major oil companies facing yet another proposed class action.

  • March 19, 2007

    High Court Seeks U.S. Opinion On Tamoxifen Case

    Continuing to mull whether to weigh in on the issue of authorized generics, the U.S. Supreme Court asked the federal government Monday for its opinion on whether the judicial body should hear the Tamoxifen Citrate antitrust lawsuits.

  • March 19, 2007

    Media Giants Seek Dismissal Of Antitrust Suit

    Hearst Corp. and MediaNews Group Inc. have asked for summary judgment in an antitrust suit against them, claiming that individual readers do not have the right to legally intervene in newspaper acquisitions.

  • March 16, 2007

    E.U. Will Clear Universal-BMG Deal: Source

    The European Commission is reportedly planning to eventually clear the $2.1 billion marriage of Universal Music Group and BMG’s publishing arm.

  • March 16, 2007

    Illinois Utilities Accused Of Price-Fixing

    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan alleged Thursday that electricity suppliers manipulated prices at a 2006 auction involving Commonwealth Edison Co. and the Ameren Companies.

  • March 16, 2007

    FBI Raids Airline's U.S. Headquarters

    A year after raiding the offices of All Nippon Airways over suspected price-fixing of passenger surcharges, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation once again raided the airline's North American offices on Thursday.

  • March 16, 2007

    Poker Players File For Summary Judgment

    The ongoing dispute between World Poker Tour Enterprises Inc. and seven professional poker players heated up Thursday when the players filed a motion for summary judgment, claiming they had enough evidence to prove their case.

  • March 16, 2007

    Law To Probe TXU Deal Passes Texas Senate

    The Texas Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would more clearly lay out the Texas Public Utilities Commission’s power to review and approve proposed transactions involving public utilities, allowing it to clamp down on the controversial $44 billion takeover of TXU Corp.

  • March 16, 2007

    Court Reverses Dismissal Of Truck Co.’s Antitrust Suit

    An appeals court has overturned a lower court’s decision to dismiss a trucking company’s antitrust suit alleging its competitor, Werner Enterprises Inc., lured away its newly trained truck drivers.