Competition

  • February 22, 2006

    Norway Challenges E.U.'s Anti-Dumping Salmon Rule

    The European Commission's anti-dumping campaign illegally blocked cheaper Norwegian salmon from entering the European mainland, according to a complaint filed by Norway on Tuesday at the World Trade Organization.

  • February 22, 2006

    Microsoft Rivals Deal Fresh Antitrust Complaint In E.U.

    Microsoft Corp. continues to draw ire from rivals who say the company is monopolizing the industry by abusing its dominance in software application products and unfairly shutting out competitors.

  • February 22, 2006

    Lawsuits Put Heat on Air Cargo Carriers

    Two lawsuits filed last week in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn charge that the world’s major airlines colluded in fixing surcharge rates on air cargo as early as January 2000, and used the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as an excuse to increase prices.

  • February 22, 2006

    E.U. Smacks Telefonica With Antitrust Allegations

    The European Union has slapped Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica S.A. with formal antitrust charges, accusing the company of abusing its dominance in the broadband Internet access market and unfairly trying to shut out rivals.

  • February 22, 2006

    Class Action Suit Targets Alleged OPEC Conspiracy

    A class action lawsuit alleging price fixing has been filed against several countries and their state-controlled oil companies, targeting the governments of Angola, Norway, Oman and Mexico.

  • February 21, 2006

    DOJ Reviews Whirlpool-Maytag Proposed Merger

    Whirlpool Corp.'s proposed $1.79 billion acquisition of Maytag Corp. was put on hold earlier this month, with the appliance makers agreeing to give U.S. antitrust authorities an extra month to review their proposed merger, which would result in the world's largest appliance-making company.

  • February 21, 2006

    Micron Hits Rambus With Racketeering Charges

    In the latest episode of a series of tumultuous court battles over the $30 billion memory-chip market, Micron Technology Inc. slapped Rambus Inc. with a new lawsuit Tuesday over racketeering charges.

  • February 21, 2006

    AstraZeneca Slapped with Antitrust Lawsuit Over Toprol

    Charged once again with violating U.S. competition law, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca stands accused of illegally trying to prevent generic versions of its blockbuster heart drug Toprol-XL from entering the marketplace, in a lawsuit filed recently by a pension fund.

  • February 21, 2006

    Air Cargo Companies Raided In Antitrust Probe

    Amid surprisingly uniform surcharge rates in the air cargo industry, U.S. and European antitrust officials raided offices of several major carriers last week as part of an international investigation into possible price fixing.

  • February 21, 2006

    FTC Revamps Merger Review Process

    The Federal Trade Commission has announced an ambitious plan to revamp its merger reviews to speed up a process that has become increasingly laborious for both the agency and the companies involved.

  • February 1, 2006

    FTC OKs Adelphia Sell-Off to Comcast, Time Warner

    The Federal Trade Commission has given the green light to the $17.6 billion sale of bankrupt and scandal-ridden cable company Adelphia Communications Corp. to former rivals Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Inc.

  • November 9, 2005

    Rambus Wins Dismissal Of Samsung Patent Suit

    Chip maker Rambus Inc. will turn its attention to the antitrust suits pending against it on the West Coast after a Virginia district court judge dismissed a patent suit brought by Korean electronics maker Samsung.

  • November 8, 2005

    FTC Lawsuit Sends Barr Back To Court

    Fresh from an appeals court victory regarding an authorized generics deal, Barr Laboratories has been slapped with another lawsuit over the controversial practice, this time facing allegations of unfair competition from the Federal Trade Commission.

  • November 7, 2005

    Qualcomm Sues Nokia Amid Antitrust Allegations

    Qualcomm Inc. is firing back at Finnish cell phone maker Nokia Corp., filing a federal patent infringement lawsuit over its GSM technology only two weeks after Nokia accused Qualcomm of anti-trust violations in Europe.

  • November 7, 2005

    Authorized Generics Deal Cleared Of Antitrust Charges

    An appeals court has upheld a lower court decision that cleared two major drug makers of antitrust charges in a decision that once again spotlights the debate over authorized generics.

  • October 28, 2005

    Qualcomm Licensing "Abusive," High-Tech Rivals Say

    Several major mobile wireless technology companies have asked the European Commission to investigate wireless company Qualcomm, alleging that the company is engaging in anticompetitive actions in the licensing of several of its mobile communications patents.

  • October 5, 2005

    Court Reinstates Class Action Antitrust Suits Against Investment Banks

    A federal appeals court has overturned two lower court rulings and restored the class action suits alleging that several major investment banks engaged in price fixing.