Competition

  • April 16, 2007

    Lender To Pay $2.5M To Quell Cuomo Probe

    Education Finance Partners announced an agreement Monday to shell out $2.5 million and end its revenue-sharing arrangements with universities, becoming the latest student loan provider to settle with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in his widening probe into the $85-billion-a-year student loan industry.

  • April 16, 2007

    Google Rivals Decry DoubleClick Deal

    Google Inc.’s successful bid for Internet advertising company DoubleClick Inc. raises antitrust and privacy concerns and must be reviewed by authorities, Microsoft Corp. said Monday.

  • April 16, 2007

    Jones Day Hires Former DOJ Official

    International law firm Jones Day LLP expanded it U.S. competition practice on Monday with the addition of energy specialist Bruce McDonald, the former deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division.

  • April 16, 2007

    FTC Seeks To Block Pennsylvania Gas Co. Acquisition

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday requested a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction over the proposed acquisition of a Pennsylvania natural gas company, the same day the state’s Public Utility Commission approved the sale.

  • April 16, 2007

    Cadwalader Swipes Top Antitrust Attorney

    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP has tapped the top antitrust attorney Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP to develop and expand its own antitrust practice.

  • April 16, 2007

    Judge Issues Temporary Block Of Refiners' Merger

    A federal judge on Friday put a temporary restraining order on a proposed $1.4 billion merger between two oil refineries in response to a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging the deal would reduce New Mexico’s light petroleum supply and impede a future drop in prices.

  • April 13, 2007

    Skechers Pulls Foot Out Of Asics Suit

    Popular shoemaker Skechers USA Inc. has inexplicably dropped its trade-libel and unfair competition lawsuit against Asics Corp., the Japanese sporting goods company revealed on Friday.

  • April 13, 2007

    Akin Gump Taps DOJ Lawyer As New Partner

    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is bolstering its antitrust practice by adding a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division to the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

  • April 13, 2007

    Insurer Settles Antitrust Suit With Texas For $2.1M

    A Bermuda-based casualty insurance company, which was formed by the chairman of a rival insurer American International Group, has agreed to pay $2.1 million to settle antitrust claims brought by the Texas attorney general.

  • April 13, 2007

    Outstanding Women: Mary Cranston

    Mary B. Cranston is undoubtedly one of the most influential women practicing law today. Her groundbreaking career has included many notable firsts: first woman to be elected chief executive of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, first person to hold the senior partner position at the firm and first woman to lead a global 100 law firm.

  • April 13, 2007

    Broadcom Hits Qualcomm With New Antitrust Suit

    Broadcom Corp. took the next move in its ongoing, increasingly complicated war with Qualcomm Inc., filing a suit late Thursday alleging that its rival violated competition laws.

  • 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

    European Parliament Panel OK's Mobile Roaming Cap

    A European Commission proposal to cap roaming charges for international mobile phone calls gained momentum Thursday when the European Parliament’s Industry Committee voted in favor of the measure.

  • 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 12, 2007

    Virgin Media Delivers On Threat Against BSkyB

    True to its word, Virgin Media has decided to take British Sky Broadcasting to the U.K. High Court as the dispute over the price of certain channels between the top British media conglomerates continues to rage.

  • 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

    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 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

    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.