More than four years after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark pay-for-delay ruling, litigation over the pharmaceutical patent settlements continues to steam ahead, but Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen indicated the antitrust enforcer's crackdown might have at last turned the corner as the number of potentially problematic deals dropped. Here's a cheat sheet of major pay-for-delay suits to watch in 2018.
Plaintiffs in two non-class action suits involved in the long-standing multidistrict antitrust litigation alleging a conspiracy to fix the price of polyester staple fiber have asked the court to provide access to documents that may impeach the defendant’s witnesses.
Saying it could chill cooperation with future investigations, the Federal Trade Commission is trying to block an attempt by Whole Foods Market Inc. to win access to information the regulator gleaned from other grocery stores while investigating the store's acquisition of rival Wild Oats Markets Inc.
Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and send an antitrust case brought by Rambus Inc. to an arbitrator in Korea, according to Rambus' general counsel.
In a show of force against soaring oil prices, Democrats on Capitol Hill are pushing the controversial NOPEC bill, aimed at dismantling foreign oil cartels. But the effects of such dramatic provisions, many suspect, would barely dent the bill's chief target, OPEC.
Comdata Network Inc. is engaging in anti-competitive behavior in order to secure a monopoly in the U.S. market for trucker fleet cards, according to a putative class action brought by a small gas station chain.
Italian banks have paid back the money they saved from tax breaks they were granted in the late 1990s, after the European Commission rebuked Italy's government for passing a law that violated the EC's state aid rules.
Plaintiffs have promised to take their antitrust class action against General Motors Corp., DaimlerChrysler Corp. and other companies to an appeals court, after a district court judge dismissed their claims that the auto makers conspired to block cheaper Canadian cars from reaching the American market.
Just in time, Apple Computer Inc. responded Wednesday to a European Commission deadline for the company to address allegations that its agreements with a slew of major music labels have restricted cross-border access to Apple's online iTunes stores, in violation of competition laws.
Alza Corp. has shot back at allegations raised by a purported class of indirect purchasers who claim that the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary violated federal and California antitrust laws by trying to keep generic versions of its bladder treatment Ditropan XL off the U.S. market.
A federal appeals court has handed Ford Motor Company a victory in an antitrust suit, upholding a district court ruling that an expert witness's testimony for the plaintiff, a limousine builder, was not admissible and granting Ford's motion for a summary judgment.
A day after court documents filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in the case were unsealed, Whole Foods Markets Inc. said that it would sell 35 Henry's and Sun Harvest store locations should it be allowed to proceed with its proposed acquisition of natural foods rival Wild Oats Markets Inc.
A circuit court has dismissed antitrust claims brought by an Ohio county that sought to tackle the National Football League and its 32 teams for allegedly abusing their monopoly over professional football in exchange for a heavily subsidized new stadium for the Cincinnati Bengals.
A federal judge has issued a stinging rebuke to three pharmaceutical companies in a massive antitrust class action, finding that they acted unfairly and deceptively by causing the publication of artificially inflated average wholesale prices for various prescription drugs.
The New York Stock Exchange exploited its control over trading systems by manipulating trading and colluding to fix the prices of execution services, according to a recently filed lawsuit.
The latest motion to settle in the antitrust scandal affecting some of the nation's largest insurers and brokers asks for almost $9 million for the plaintiff attorneys' fees from the defendant, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
In response to an antitrust complaint lodged with the U.S. Department of Justice by Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. reached an agreement Wednesday with the DOJ over the desktop search feature in its new Vista operating system.
A federal judge on Tuesday unsealed the complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission to block Whole Foods Market Inc.'s proposed $675 million acquisition of Wild Oats Markets Inc., a move that revealed the regulator's plans to use the words of Whole Foods' CEO as a weapon to stop the deal.
Thirty one state attorneys general urged the Senate on Tuesday to approve a bill requiring student loan providers to disclose their dealings with schools more fully.
The plaintiffs in an antitrust class action alleging that a slew of pharmaceutical companies defrauded consumers by artificially inflating the prices of various prescription drugs have received more time to finalize a settlement with GlaxoSmithKline plc.
In an 11th hour compromise, the United States Senate passed an energy bill late Thursday that raises fuel efficiency standards, cracks down on price gouging and boosts ethanol production.