The multidistrict litigation over alleged price-fixing of generic drugs recently consolidated in Pennsylvania’s Eastern District has the potential to emerge as one of the thorniest court fights in the country, and some observers have raised concerns that the numerous defendants could make it harder for individual companies to avoid getting more deeply embroiled in the litigation.
The European Union's competition watchdog launched new rules Wednesday aimed at smoothing the roadblocks for small- and medium-sized firms to receive state-funded risk capital investment.
Refusing to back down from the French government, the European Commission is taking its state aid complaint over France Télécom to the European Court of Justice, in hopes of recovering up to €1.14 billion.
Weighed down by confrontations with competition regulators in the U.S. and Europe, Microsoft Corp. is drafting a set of voluntary principles to ward off further antitrust concerns about its ubiquitous operating system, the company said Wednesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed off on a new law solidifying Gazprom’s monopoly on natural gas exports, the last step in finalizing a measure widely considered to be an affront to the European Union.
Visa U.S.A. Inc. and Mastercard Inc. told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that any attempt to impose regulations on electronic payment systems would ultimately harm consumers.
A Latino advocacy group continues to criticize Catholic Healthcare West a month after the hospital group announced a settlement agreement in a class action over alleged price gouging.
A New York City pay phone operator has accused its competitors, the city and the commission in charge of telecommunications of conspiring to control the public pay phone market through strict regulation and preferential treatment.
Lashing out at a proposed compromise that would amend a federal law governing the services offered by Dallas Love Field airport, the owners of a vacant passenger terminal are alleging in a federal antitrust suit filed earlier this week that the agreement limits competition.
Focusing on unilateral deal refusals, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission kicked off the third installment in their series of public hearings on how best to revise agency procedures aimed at identifying anti-competitive exclusionary conduct.
British Airways PLC Chairman Martin Broughton Tuesday addressed the fuel surcharges price-fixing scandal that has swept through the airline industry.
A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit advocacy group has asked the court to allow it to weigh in on the AT&T/SBC and Verizon/MCI mergers currently being reviewed in federal court, in a development that could affect the judge’s decision concerning whether or not to approve the merger settlements.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has given Linde AG the green light to acquire The BOC Group PLC for about $14.4 billion, a merger the FTC initially feared the would result in a dearth of competition and higher prices in the medical and industrial gas markets.
Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. has agreed to pay $40 million to settle allegations that it offered kickbacks to doctors who used the company’s spinal products.
British mobile operator Vodafone has fired off a €500 million lawsuit at Italian rival Telecom Italia SpA, alleging the company has abused its dominant position in the Italian telecom market.
Committed to expanding its Asian operations, international powerhouse Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has snagged a Japanese competition veteran to join the firm’s antitrust, competition and trade group in Tokyo.
European Commission Chief Neelie Kroes put payment card companies and retail banks on notice on Monday to put an end to anti-competitive behavior or face corrective actions by the Commission.
Australia’s first successful class action lawsuit for cartel violations has garnered a significant settlement from three multinational pharmaceutical companies, marking the latest victory for plaintiffs in the long-running global fight against the vitamins cartel of the 1990s.
Minnesota-based South Central Surgical Center has accused five orthopedic device makers of price-fixing, just a few weeks after the U.S. Department of Justice launched a probe into the $7 billion-a-year orthopedics industry.
The takeover case involving Spanish energy companies Gas Natural SDG SA and Endesa SA falls in the jurisdiction of Spanish regulators, according to a ruling handed down Friday by the European Court of First Instance.
A millionaire real estate investor who turned the sale of the San Francisco Chronicle into a lengthy legal battle six years ago has decided to intervene in McClatchy Inc.’s $737 million deal to shed three of the newspapers it acquired in its takeover of Knight Ridder Inc.