AT&T Inc.’s bid to have Makan Delrahim, head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, testify in the case challenging its planned purchase of Time Warner Inc., could help the company argue that the challenge was politically motivated, but it may not be easy and comes with some risk.
Hoping to stem corporate abuse of the Noerr-Pennington doctrine, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission provided new perspectives Thursday on how to enforce the policy, which shields companies from antitrust laws when they try to influence government actions.
With leading drug retailer CVS Corp. set to merge with leading pharmacy benefits manager Caremark Rx Inc., the Federal Trade Commission will likely take a long look at how the new company will affect competition in both the mail order and overall drug industries, according to a handful of U.S. law professors.
UnumProvident Corp., the largest disability insurer in the United States, agreed Tuesday to pay $17.4 million to settle deceptive practices charges brought against it by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.
France’s counsel of ministers and Conseil d’Etat, its highest judicial public law authority, are currently debating whether the country should bring over a highly controversial import from the United States—the class action lawsuit.
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer has asked the Federal Trade Commission to thoroughly review Chevron Corp.’s recent purchase of 122 California gas stations from USA Petroleum Corp.
Even as South Korea’s Samsung acknowledged it had been raided by European regulators, six of its Japanese rivals in the static random access memory (SRAM) industry revealed they are being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department over alleged antitrust violations.
Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest memory chip manufacturer, said its German offices were raided last month as part of a wider European Union investigation into alleged price-fixing of static random access memory (SRAM) chips.
Australia’s competition authority has been increasingly turning to litigation to stop anti-competitive behavior, leading a leveling-off of the decline in the country’s enforcement numbers.
Low-fare Irish airline Ryanair Holdings PLC has asked the European Commission for permission to move forward in its hostile takeover bid to acquire rival Aer Lingus Group PLC, moving to preclude Dublin regulators from reviewing the proposed merger.
As one the first United Kingdom firms to take on competition matters, Lovells has continued to define its competition practice as a market leader and a major force across Europe.
A physician-owned specialty hospital is suing a slew of insurance providers and rival medical facilities, alleging they conspired to exclude it as a participating provider in health care insurance plans in an effort to eliminate competition.
Worried about the impact on consumer prices from consolidation in the generic drug industry, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it would approve Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of Andrx Corp., but only if the companies sell off their overlapping drug lines.
The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has served Sony Corp.’s American subsidiary with a subpoenaed regarding its static random access memory (SRAM) business.
Now that the Department of Justice has handed down an indictment implicating Stolt-Nielsen SA in widespread scheme to rig bids in the transport industry, the company has turned its attention to putting off the class action securities suit filed against it.
A U.S. appeals court ruled Monday that Kentucky can continue to enforce laws requiring small cigarette companies to make payments to help cover smoking-related health costs, despite accusations that the current legislation violates federal antitrust laws.
With discovery approaching, Advanced Micro Devices is seeking clarification of a decision that tossed out various allegations against arch-nemesis Intel Corp. on the grounds that the claims fell outside the reach of United States law.
The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that it will approve Entercom Communications Corp.’s purchase of 15 radio stations from CBS Corp. as long as it sells three of its stations in the Rochester, N.Y. area.
The U.S. Department of Justice has decided not to challenge a proposal set forth by a computer standard-setting organization aiming to establish a policy on the disclosure and licensing of patents.
Lawyers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court decision striking down a class action lawsuit against dozens of medical schools and teaching hospitals, alleging the plaintiffs conspired to depress medical students’ compensation.
A U.S. Department of Justice probe into alleged price-fixing in the market for static random access memory (SRAM) has spawned a slew of class actions, with just 11 new class actions lodged in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alone.