Competition

  • 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.

  • September 14, 2007

    EC Orders Car Makers To Provide Technical Info

    Four of the world's largest car makers must now turn over technical information to independent garages in the European Union, after the European Commission ruled that withholding the information constituted a violation of competition law.

  • September 14, 2007

    Disgruntled With U.S. Duties, China Goes To WTO

    China filed a complaint against the United States on Friday with the World Trade Organization—its first in five years—over anti-dumping duties on paper the U.S. imports from it, months after the U.S. levied its first tariffs against subsidized Chinese products in decades.

  • September 14, 2007

    SanDisk Reveals Subpoenas Over Antitrust Allegations

    Flash memory maker SanDisk Corp. revealed Friday that the company and its chief executive officer had received grand jury subpoenas, indicating a possible Department of Justice investigation into antitrust violations.

  • September 21, 2007

    Intel, AMD War Narrows To One Term--"Rebates"

    The antitrust battle being waged between the two biggest players in the microprocessor world is not just a spat over lost e-mails, it's a war of semantics too.

  • September 17, 2007

    CORRECTED: Judge Issues Ruling In Guidant Price Publishing Spat

    A federal judge has rejected a nonprofit health services research agency's bid for summary judgment against Guidant Corp., and denied the medical device’s motion for partial summary judgment on its counterclaim for tortuous interference with contracts. (Corrects an article published on Sept. 14.)

  • September 13, 2007

    Study Details Fuel Overcharges By Railroads

    Five of the nation's biggest railroad companies have overcharged customers by more than $6.4 billion through a system of fuel overcharges, according to a new study commissioned by a coalition of businesses, utilities and rail customers pushing for rail reform.

  • September 13, 2007

    Two Indicted In DOJ's Marine Hose Crackdown

    A Florida grand jury has indicted two of the eight executives the Department of Justice charged back in May with fixing prices, allocating markets and rigging bids for marine hoses, the Department said Thursday.

  • September 13, 2007

    EU Issues Antitrust Guidelines For Shipping Cos.

    The European Commission has proposed new guidelines to help steer the shipping industry through its antitrust laws a year after the Commission lifted an exemption that allowed companies to form cartels.

  • September 13, 2007

    Microsoft, Regulators Gear Up For Antitrust Ruling

    One of the most-watched competition cases ever to be heard by the European Court of First Instance will come to a head next week, when the court hands down its ruling in the long-running spat between Microsoft Corp. and the European Commission.

  • September 13, 2007

    AMD Attacks Intel Over E-Mail Losses

    The cataclysmic failure of Intel Corp. to keep records for discovery in an antitrust case has called into question the company's commitment to preserving potentially crucial evidence, its rival said Wednesday.

  • September 14, 2007

    ASC Resists Alza’s Bid For Ditropan Data

    American Sales Co. is trying to fend off a move by Johnson & Johnson unit Alza Corp. to force the plaintiff to hand over documents and discovery that support key allegations raised in the case that Alza monopolized the market for incontinence treatment Ditropan XL by keeping generic versions off store shelves.

  • September 13, 2007

    Judge Sends Two AWP Cases Home

    A judge in the average wholesale price multidistrict litigation has agreed to move suits brought by the states of Nevada and Montana back to the states' federal courts.

  • September 12, 2007

    Fines Trimmed In EU Haberdashery Cartel

    A European high court on Wednesday snipped fines for two haberdashery companies by a total of €13 million for their involvement in fixing the markets for needles from 1994 to 1999.

  • September 12, 2007

    EU Court Rejects Complaints Over La Poste Subsidies

    Europe's second-highest court ruled on Wednesday that La Poste, France's state-owned postal carrier, unfairly subsidizes its express courier service, affirming a lower court's ruling in 2004 against the company.

  • September 12, 2007

    No Jurisdiction, No Standing, No Service: De Beers

    Subsidiaries of diamond powerhouse the De Beers Group, long the target of allegations that it illegally controls the world's rough stone trade, filed papers Tuesday asking a federal court to dismiss an antitrust suit against them, saying they were never even served the complaint three years ago.

  • September 12, 2007

    Big Pharmas Cite Elevator Ruling To Boost Case

    Sixteen prominent pharmaceutical manufacturers have pointed to a recent appellate decision as further proof that they should be dismissed from a Long Island-based drug wholesaler's $2.3 billion antitrust suit.

  • September 12, 2007

    Guilty Pleas Should Speed Air Cargo Case: Plaintiffs

    Plaintiffs in an antitrust case against a number of major airlines asked a court on Tuesday to allow discovery against British Airways PLC and Korean Airlines Inc. to go forward in light of their guilty pleas to criminal charges brought by the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • October 5, 2007

    Lawyers Debate If Bundling Is Ready For High Court

    While many antitrust experts agree that a federal appeal court’s decision last month on the widespread business practice of bundled discounts is a step in the right direction, a debate is brewing over whether the controversial issue is ready for U.S. Supreme Court review.

  • September 11, 2007

    South Korean Antitrust Agency Completes Intel Probe

    Intel Corp. confirmed Tuesday that South Korean antitrust regulators have wrapped up their two-year investigation into the computer chip maker and issued a “statement of objection” to the company.