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.
An antitrust suit in which Missouri’s Public Service Commission accuses a slew of gas companies of conspiring to manipulate the gas market by intentionally reporting false price information to various trade publications has moved from state to federal court.
A Kentucky man has filed a lawsuit against food giant Nestle, claiming the company has taken the proprietary information for his lower-temperature cooking process, and is using the knowledge to unfairly compete against him.
Not offering price quotes to small businesses in Georgia has cost Blue Cross and Blue Shield $600,000, after the Georgia Commissioner of Insurance fined the company for violating state competition laws.
Opposing a decision by the U.S. Department of Justice, German competition regulators on Thursday rejected Coherent Inc.’s proposed $376 million acquisition of a rival U.S. scientific laser company.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly eyeing a slew of mutual funds over ties the companies may have with Bisys Fund Services Inc., which last month shelled out $21.4 million for its role in a fraudulent kickback scheme that allegedly netted hundreds of millions of dollars.
An ongoing investigation into corporate governance issues at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. by the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey has been broadened to include a probe into whether or not the company violated federal securities laws.
Cable television provider Mediacom Communications Corp. has vowed to appeal, after a federal judge nixed its request for an injunction in an antitrust case in which Mediacom accused Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. of forcing it into an illegal tying arrangement.
In a blow to Warner Chilcott Ltd., the Federal Trade Commission has forbidden the pharmaceutical giant from entering into pacts where generic drug makers agree not to compete with its products, part of the recently brokered settlement over blockbuster birth control drug Ovcon 35.
A group of plaintiffs that accused the California automobile insurance industry of conspiring to keep higher-quality parts off the market has appealed its case, almost immediately after a district court dismissed the proposed antitrust class action for lack of standing.
A company that helps people cash in their life insurance policies early has become the latest target of New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, who filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing the company of engaging in anti-competitive behavior.
Microsoft Corp. has agreed to shell out up to $262 million worth of vouchers in Arkansas and Wisconsin to settle two private class action antitrust suits filed in those states, with the proposed settlements benefiting public schools as well as consumers.
Although the Spanish government has missed the deadline to respond to the European Commission’s concerns about conditions imposed by the government in the mergers of energy companies E.On and Endesa, Spain’s industry minister has assured regulators that they will have the country’s response within days.
A bankrupt soccer promoter has filed an antitrust lawsuit against United States Soccer Federation Inc., alleging it has perpetuated the idea that it is in charge of professional soccer in the U.S. to restrain competition against the soccer league it favors, U.S. Major League Soccer.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP stands to significantly boost its antitrust practice by merging with Dewey Ballantine LLP, if both firms’ partnerships approve the merger.
After paying nearly $325 million to settle allegations of bid-rigging and price-fixing in the insurance industry, a unit of Zurich Financial Services will reach into its pocketbook yet again to settle allegations in Ohio.
Demands for establish a special court that would handle disputed mergers in the European Union are growing louder, with the president of the European Court of First Instance now backing the idea.
The European Commission said Wednesday it is hauling France to court over the country’s failure to repeal a tax exemption for takeovers of ailing companies that the agency considers to be incompatible with European Union rules governing state aid.
As the European Union continues to tinker with its leniency program in cartel cases, lawyers are becoming increasingly frustrated with the difficulty of managing the patchwork of similar programs across member states.
Competition authorities for the European Union’s executive arm on Tuesday extended the bloc’s framework for regulating government subsidies in the shipbuilding industry, seeking more time to understand the effects of its current policy.
Never one to back down from an opportunity to litigate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer boasts contentious practitioners within its antitrust group who are more than ready to argue their case.