As five nominees to fill posts at the Federal Trade Commission are awaiting confirmation and its second-to-last sitting commissioner is set to depart, the immediate future of the agency is somewhat uncertain. But the background and makeup of the incoming commissioner class hold clues about what to expect from the commission moving forward.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.