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.
Zimmer Holdings Inc., one of the orthopedic companies being investigated by the Justice Department for alleged price-fixing, divulged Wednesday specifics about the case that, if true, would ostensibly clear it of wrongdoing.
The European Commission announced Wednesday it was investigating whether competing next-generation DVD manufacturers have violated antitrust laws through exclusive contracts with film studios and computer makers.
In a bid to settle a long-running investigation into five of Brazil’s largest orange juice exporters, the country’s antitrust watchdog is pushing a $45.87 million fine on the companies. Antitrust charges could be revived if the exporters refuse to accept the deal.
A European court ruling that threatens to dismantle the marriage between two music industry titans is creating ripple effects across the industry, with Warner Music Group Corp. and EMI Group calling off merger talks for now.
Federal prosecutors are taking aim at a deal involving the hotly-contested heart drug Plavix, launching a criminal investigation of a proposed settlement between Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Sanofi-Aventis and Apotex Inc.
When patent owners raise prices and make combination products more expensive in the process, they cannot be sued for monopoly leveraging under U.S. antitrust laws, according to a ruling Wednesday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Visa USA, MasterCard Inc. and a number of banks have agreed to shell out $336 million to resolve consumer antitrust suits over charges for foreign transactions.
A missed deadline at an appeals court has cleared the way for Microsoft Corp. to pay out $1.1 billion in a class action antitrust suit that accused the software giant of price-gouging.
The Department of Justice can proceed in its claims against Stolt-Nielsen SA, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to temporarily block the government from filing antitrust charges against the transport company.
Exhibits and testimony offered behind closed doors may soon be made public in the ongoing antitrust litigation between semiconductor maker Rambus and several other chip makers.
The Department of Justice derided—before later lauding—a bill that would eliminate flight restrictions at Dallas Love Field airport on grounds that it would violate federal antitrust laws.
A top plaintiff’s firm is trying to take a bite out of Apple Computer Inc., filing a class action that alleges the computer maker is using “illegal tactics” to fend off the competition for its iPod player and online music and video store.
Publisher McClatchy Co. has asked a court to throw out an antitrust lawsuit aimed at preventing the company from selling three San Francisco Bay Area newspapers that it picked up after buying Knight Ridder Inc. this year.
A judge postponed a decision Monday on the settlement of a hospital price-gouging lawsuit until September, potentially throwing a wrench in a financial deal affecting as many as 700,000 people.
Taking a swipe at the United States over government subsidies to airlines, the E.U. trade chief complained Tuesday that the U.S. was trying to gain an unfair advantage for Boeing over France-based Airbus.
Class actions against orthopedic device makers are piling up in the wake of revelations that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating 75% of the orthopedic industry for alleged price-fixing. We take a look at what's ahead for the industry.
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice joined hands to argue against anti-competitive action in the real estate industry before the House Committee on Financial Services on Tuesday, while representatives from the private sector insisted that competition in real estate is alive and well.
Australia’s competition watchdog has blasted Australian telecommunications company Telstra Corp. for stalling negotiations for more than four months over its broadband plan and putting the telecommunications industry at risk.
Although the review of two major telecom mergers is far from over, the judge presiding over the cases said Tuesday he would not yet require evidentiary hearings on the government’s approval of the deals.
Latham & Watkins LLP has signed on a new of counsel to reinforce the firm’s European antitrust and competition practice group.