A high-stakes case at Britain’s highest court that ended in defeat for top poker player Phil Ivey is a seismic ruling with huge ramifications for criminal law and individuals accused of fraud, lawyers say, as it hands more power to prosecutors ahead of several major trials where bankers stand accused of rigging rates and markets.
Suez SA on Friday reached an agreement with the Belgian government over concessions it will make in exchange for government support of its planned merger with Gaz de France, allowing the government to retain a “golden share” in the combined company.
A federal jury has awarded $8.5 million to a small Internet technology company after it proved a rival violated its patent and lied to customers about selling their personal information.
A U.S. appeals court panel has sent a case involving the hot rolled coil industry back to district court, where a judge will decide whether Nucor Corp. violated antitrust laws by outbidding Gulf States Reorganization Group Inc. in a bankruptcy auction.
A federal bankruptcy judge Thursday denied Hawaiian Airlines’ request for a preliminary injunction barring Mesa Air’s new low-cost air carrier from flying between the Hawaiian islands due to Mesa's alleged theft of trade secrets and anti-competitive actions.
The London Metal Exchange has become the target of a European Union antitrust investigation amid a bevy of complaints from irate copper users over its alleged monopolistic practices.
A consumer electronics company has filed a lawsuit against rival Directed Electronics Inc., saying it got satellite radio giant Sirius to go along with its anti-competitive tactics to establish dominance in the satellite receiver market.
In a setback for the United States, a court in Tokyo rejected Thursday the U.S. government’s damages claims in a 12-year-old lawsuit over bid-rigging among Japanese construction companies.
Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. have appealed a court decision to annul the merger of their music units, launching a court process that is expected to last for years.
New Hampshire-based Patten’s Gas has become the latest company to sue British Petroleum Products North America Inc. for allegedly manipulating and monopolizing the propane market.
Concentrated media ownership was widely bashed at a series of hearings the U.S. Federal Communications Commission held on the subject, which began in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Rolls-Royce Corp. has filed a federal trademark suit claiming a helicopter repair company stole its trade secrets, just days after the same company filed a lawsuit against Rolls-Royce alleging tortious interference and violations of the Sherman Act.
The European Commission said it will take legal action against Spain if it does not quit meddling in German energy company E.On AG’s bid for Endesa SA, Spain’s largest electricity supplier.
The federal antitrust authority has asked Brocade Communications Systems Inc. for additional documents regarding the company’s planned acquisition of its rival, it said on Tuesday.
Microsoft Corp. has made good on its vow to appeal the landmark €280.5 million—$357 million—fine levied in July by European antitrust regulators against the software giant for failing to comply with technical disclosure requirements imposed as part of the European Commission’s 2004 decision that Microsoft had abused its dominant market position.
In the latest event in the long-running dispute between two Californian telecom companies, Broadcom Corp. has appealed last month’s dismissal of its federal antitrust lawsuit against rival Qualcomm Inc.
As the European Commission reviews proposals to institutionalize private antitrust litigation across the European Union, a U.S. shareholder of Heller Ehrman LLP cautioned a European Parliament committee Tuesday that simply importing U.S.-style litigation would not work for the European member states.
Persuaded by the recommendations of the Department of Defense, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission unanimously decided Tuesday to bless the merger of Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co.’s rocket-launch businesses.
The European Union’s five-year antitrust probe of Intel Corp. may soon come to fruition, as investigators have said they have enough evidence to pursue formal charges against the computer chip maker.
Clear Channel Communications Inc. has been slapped with another lawsuit accusing the entertainment giant of boosting concert ticket prices by preventing competition for concert promotion services nationwide.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will not rule on whether a California company is permitted to use state laws to launch a suit against AT&T Inc. for allegedly engaging in illegal tying arrangements in other states.