The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Monday in a case challenging anti-steering rules that American Express Co. imposes on merchants, and the antitrust bar will be keeping a close watch on how the justices approach the rule of reason, an important but underdeveloped tool for weighing competitive effects in antitrust cases.
After having a slew of claims dismissed in an ongoing antitrust case against Dynamic Random Access Memory manufacturers earlier this month, the indirect purchasers in the multidistrict litigation have asked for more time to articulate their argument for class certification.
A bipartisan group of 72 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter Monday to the U.S. Attorney General and the heads of the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission, urging them to oppose the proposed merger of Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio amid monopoly concerns.
Two years after settling its fee-fixing case against three Cincinnati OBGYNs, the U.S. Department of Justice settled Tuesday with the Federation of Physicians and Dentists and one of its employees, the case's last two defendants.
Plaintiffs involved in the ongoing multidistrict antitrust litigation over alleged price-fixing for fuel surcharges are seeking more time to smooth out their proposed settlements with defendants American Airlines Inc. and United Air Lines Inc.
Despite protests from plaintiffs, a district court has granted a motion to seal documents in the consolidated antitrust suit pending against some of the nation's largest insurers.
The European Commission intends to continue raising fines against companies that are involved in cartels, despite recent criticism that overly high penalties will have an adverse effect on consumers, an EC spokesperson said Tuesday.
A district judge has ruled that Visa USA’s bylaw allowing it to charge its top debit card issuers for switching over to MasterCard Inc. should be repealed because it breaches a 2003 antitrust class action settlement.
Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Alza Corp. have again attempted to get a judge to toss a lawsuit over the bladder drug Ditropan XL, saying in a motion filed Monday that the only remaining plaintiff didn't directly purchase the product.
The U.S. Department of Transportation found Friday that increased rates charged by the Los Angeles airport agency discriminated against carriers at Los Angeles International Airport.
The judge presiding over Rambus Inc.’s memory device patent infringement suit has refused to toss counterclaims alleging the chip maker restricted competition in the dynamic random access memory market.
The former co-chair of Morrison & Foerster LLP's antitrust group has left for a smaller firm, citing the challenge of building a group and the desire to take interesting cases with less regard for the bottom line.
Questions of monetary incentives that had been promised to five of the seven representatives of the plaintiffs in the BAR/BRI antitrust class action dominated a hearing Monday, continuing a state of uncertainty over the representatives' compensation as well as the status of the proposed $49 million settlement itself.
Aquila Merchant Services Inc. has agreed to a $1 million settlement in a massive antitrust class action alleging natural-gas price manipulation, joining the lawsuit's five other settling companies and bringing the total settlement figure to $11.3 million.
The U.S. Supreme Court has quashed a bid by a Canadian electricity supplier for state law immunity in two antitrust cases, ruling against the power company on a technicality.
Kohl's Department Stores Inc. has filed a complaint against the United States in the U.S. Court of International Trade, accusing the defendant of unconstitutional gender discrimination based on alleged discrepancies between import duties on men's and women's apparel and footwear.
In a victory for Wall Street, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that plaintiffs cannot make antitrust claims against banks that underwrite initial public offerings.
Columbian Chemicals Co. has agreed to pay $6 million to settle a class action that accuses it and other specialty chemicals manufacturers of fixing the price of carbon black sold in the United States.
A federal court judge has tossed a class action against General Motors Corp., DaimlerChrysler Corp. and other car companies in which lessees accused them of conspiring to block cheaper Canadian cars from reaching the American market.
A court ruled on Friday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had acted responsibly when it approved new administrative charges for electricity users in the Midwest, although they were paying a “grandfathered” fee from an older system for managing electricity.
Retractable Technologies Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Becton Dickinson and Co. accusing the medical technology giant of patent infringement, false advertising and anti-competitive conduct.