The U.S. Department of Justice recently filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand its Second Circuit loss in a lawsuit against American Express Co. over the company's merchant anti-steering rules, leaving antitrust practitioners searching for an explanation of the government's motives.
Amazon will voluntarily cease enforcing certain provisions in its contracts with electronic book publishers to assuage concerns by Japan’s Fair Trade Commission that the measures were anti-competitive, the antitrust watchdog said Tuesday.
A Pennsylvania federal judge said Tuesday that Highmark Inc.’s efforts to win state approval for its allegedly inflated small-group health insurance rates could not shield it from potential liability in a class action claiming it conspired with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to exclude competitors from the market.
A Massachusetts federal judge declined to certify a class of consumers in multidistrict litigation accusing Forest Laboratories of fraudulently promoting Celexa and Lexapro as treatments for pediatric depression, citing individual analyses that would be required to determine issues around the drugs’ use and promotion.
The U.K.’s antitrust watchdog said Tuesday it will consider oilfield services firm Wood Group's offer to divest much of rival Amec Foster Wheeler’s upstream offshore oil and gas business in the country after finding that the £2.23 billion ($2.87 billion) tie-up could harm competition.
Egg producers on Monday lost in their effort to unravel the certification of a class of direct egg purchasers accusing them of participating in a price-fixing conspiracy, with a Pennsylvania federal judge saying that the companies were mostly rehashing old battles.
The Federal Communications Commission should block Verizon’s $3.1 billion deal with a wireless spectrum company and instead auction off valuable spectrum licenses to avoid too much industry consolidation, a trade group recently told the agency.
A group of European banks including Royal Bank of Scotland PLC and Credit Suisse Group AG accused by investors of rigging the market for derivatives tied to the Swiss franc London Interbank Offered Rate on Monday urged a Manhattan federal judge to nix the proposed class action, saying the case doesn't belong in the U.S.
A Michigan federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a $1 million settlement between car dealers and auto parts maker Alps Electric to resolve claims in multidistrict litigation that the company participated in bid-rigging and price-fixing of heater control panels, according to court documents filed Monday.
LinkedIn Corp. will have to let a job-search startup keep scraping information off the social media site’s public profiles, a California federal judge ruled Monday after finding the startup had raised “serious questions” about LinkedIn’s attempt to block it.
College football and basketball players challenging the NCAA's rules against players' being compensated beyond school attendance costs laid out their case Friday to a California federal judge, ripping the NCAA’s dedication to “amateurism” in college athletics as an invalid defense to the anti-competitive limits on compensation.
President Donald Trump’s stalled nominee to serve as the U.S. Department of Justice’s top antitrust enforcer will meet with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a vocal critic of the choice who is reported to be the one responsible for delaying his confirmation vote.
A California appellate panel found a pair of San Francisco residents can’t sue Airbnb Inc. for nuisance and Unfair Competition Law violations, saying they failed to show a connection between the purported harms to their residences and the website.
A Michigan federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a $7.26 million settlement that Koito Manufacturing and North American Lighting will pay to resolve class claims that makers of car headlamps, rear combination lamps and devices to limit the electrical current flowing into high intensity discharge headlamps conspired to fix prices.
Trading platform Tradestream Analytics Ltd. has dropped an antitrust suit accusing data center service firm Equinix Inc. of cornering the market for low-latency trading services for options and stock exchanges, according to a dismissal order filed Monday in New Jersey.
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new working group meets to discuss modernizing the Hatch-Waxman Act and increasing generic competition, experts expect it to touch on a wide range of issues, including REMS, complex drug-device combinations and requirements for getting an abbreviated new drug application approved.
More than a dozen big banks accused of rigging wholesale foreign exchange markets asked a New York federal judge on Friday to throw out one of several suits by small-time forex investors, saying the allegations are too vague and repetitive of other cases that have partly settled.
Ixchel Pharma LLC on Friday told a California federal court it had already suffered financial losses due to rival Biogen Inc.’s alleged anti-competitive scheme to undermine its development of a treatment for a rare neuromuscular disease and asked that its lawsuit be allowed to proceed.
A consumer seeking to lead a £14 billion ($17.2 billion) antitrust suit against MasterCard Inc. over swipe fees has moved to appeal a U.K. competition court's decision that the case couldn't proceed as a collective action, the claimant's law firm confirmed Monday.
A Michigan federal judge on Thursday awarded at least $28 million to counsel representing purchasers of automotive wire harnesses who have alleged a conspiracy to fix prices on the auto parts, saying they reached a favorable outcome for the purchasers.
Capital One Financial Corp. on Thursday urged a Maryland federal court not to end its counterclaims accusing Intellectual Ventures I LLC of monopolizing the banking technology market in violation of the Clayton and Sherman acts.
The U.S. Department of Justice's recent "clarification" of a significant aspect of the corporate leniency program might appear to reinforce a long-standing approach to employees of Type B leniency applicants, but it also introduces uncertainty — and might create an entirely new type of leniency, say former federal prosecutors Mark Rosman and Jeff VanHooreweghe of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC.
One growing trend is for clients to enter into alternative fee arrangements in which one law firm represents multiple parties who “share” fees and costs in a related matter. This way parties can more efficiently manage a matter and reduce their individual legal fees. But joint representation is not without its own risks and challenges, say attorneys with WilmerHale.
Legal incubators serve as an important bridge to practice and a crucial step toward aligning the incentives of new lawyers with the needs of their clients. They may even pose a threat to the traditional law school model itself, and that's not necessarily a bad thing, says Martin Pritikin, dean of Concord Law School at Kaplan University.
When individuals and corporations sue to challenge a proposed real estate development, are they exercising their right to petition the government for redress or engaging in sham litigation to prevent competition? The New Jersey Appellate Division's recent decision in Main Street v. Ammons provides guidance to trial courts on how to discern the difference, say attorneys with Day Pitney LLP.
As of last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's reluctance to engage in drug price-control efforts may be changing. There are several controversial Hatch-Waxman issues that the FDA may set its sights on in the near future, say Sapna Palla and Kristyn Hansen of Wiggin and Dana LLP
An important economic task in global price-fixing cases is to estimate the increase in price of the affected items that can be attributed to the collusive behavior. Expert economists often use a reduced-form regression model and sometimes incorrectly apply the "Kennedy correction," say Wenqing Li of Epsilon Economics LLC and James Nieberding of North Coast Economics LLC.
If the media is going to cover your law firm’s crisis, they are going to cover it with or without your firm’s input. But your involvement can help shape the story and improve your firm’s image in the public eye, says Michelle Samuels, vice president of public relations at Jaffe.
In the final article in this series on proposed innovations to the American jury trial, Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project sum up the improvements they believe the U.S. jury system desperately needs.
While Congress does not have the ability to directly stop a merger, it has virtually unfettered power to engage in fact-finding, and testimony given at congressional hearings can help the merger enforcers in litigation, say Daniel Friedman and Robert LoBue of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
While no particular form is required to establish a durable alternative fee arrangement, there are terms that should, for the benefit of both client and outside attorney, be expressly set forth in the agreement itself, but are often overlooked, say attorneys with WilmerHale.