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Competition

  • December 14, 2018

    Nexstar Settles With DOJ Over Broadcaster's Info Sharing

    Nexstar Media Group has reached a settlement to end claims that the company was colluding with other television station owners to share private sales information in order to gain an edge on the competition, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

  • December 14, 2018

    Sanofi Fires Back Against Mylan In Its Bid To Exit EpiPen MDL

    Sanofi-Aventis US LLC told a Kansas federal court Friday that Mylan Inc. missed the mark when pointing to overlaps between Sanofi’s case accusing the EpiPen maker of employing anti-competitive tactics and suits from consumers over prices of the drug, arguing there’s enough difference to warrant transferring its case out of multidistrict litigation.

  • December 14, 2018

    Door Makers Hit With Another Price-Fixing Suit

    Door maker Jeld-Wen Inc.’s legal woes have expanded further with a new proposed antitrust class action against the company and its peer filed in Virginia federal court, this time from indirect door purchasers alleging a price-fixing conspiracy that forced higher prices on buyers.

  • December 14, 2018

    Freshfields Lures Antitrust Veteran From DOJ

    An antitrust litigator who served the U.S. Department of Justice under three presidents has landed at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP as a partner.

  • December 14, 2018

    The Biggest Transportation Rulings Of 2018

    The transportation industry saw some major court decisions in 2018, with freight railroads losing a long-running appellate battle over Amtrak’s regulatory authority and Uber landing a Ninth Circuit win making it more difficult for drivers to pursue worker misclassification claims against it. Here, Law360 looks back at a few of the year’s biggest rulings affecting the transportation sector.

  • December 14, 2018

    EU Refuses To Reopen Brexit Deal, Putting Passage In Doubt

    The European Council has formally told the U.K. that its Brexit withdrawal agreement is not open to renegotiation even though a majority of British lawmakers rejected the package, increasing the odds of a no-deal departure from the bloc or a postponement.

  • December 13, 2018

    SAP Can't Duck Data Co.'s Copyright, Tying Claims

    A California federal judge has refused to toss a data analytics company's copyright infringement and antitrust claims against software maker SAP SE, but dismissed its trade secret claims for now.

  • December 13, 2018

    Cost Of Lengthy Cartel Appeal Not EU's Fault, Court Says

    The European Union's top court has overturned more than €800,000 in damages the bloc was ordered to pay to five companies for unreasonably delaying their antitrust appeals, finding that the EU wasn't responsible for the costs those companies incurred while they waited.

  • December 13, 2018

    Qualcomm Can't Block Huawei, LG Docs From Antitrust Case

    The Federal Trade Commission will be able to present written testimony from Huawei and LG Electronics Inc. in the upcoming California federal court trial over antitrust charges the Federal Trade Commission has brought against Qualcomm.

  • December 13, 2018

    Court Trims Deutsche Telekom Fine Over Broadband Shut-Out

    A European court on Thursday reduced a €69.9 million ($79.4 million) fine levied by the bloc's antitrust enforcer against Deutsche Telekom AG over allegations that its Slovak subsidiary attempted to shut competitors out of the broadband services market, but agreed that the activity was anticompetitive.

  • December 13, 2018

    Texas Court Sends Metals Co. Noncompete Row To Arbitration

    A Texas appellate court on Thursday held a trial court wrongly refused to send to arbitration a lawsuit brought by two former US Money Reserve Inc. employees who had asked a state district judge to declare their noncompete agreements invalid.

  • December 13, 2018

    Alstom, Siemens Offer EC A Remedy For Merger Deal To Pass

    Alstom and Siemens said Wednesday that they had submitted a proposal to the European Commission to address its concerns that their merger would would increase costs to manufacturers and raise fares for passengers.

  • December 13, 2018

    Direct Buyers Win Cert. In Lamictal Antitrust Suit

    Drug wholesalers who directly purchased GlaxoSmithKline PLC's epilepsy drug Lamictal or a generic version from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. won certification Wednesday in their antitrust suit alleging a settlement agreement struck between the two drugmakers delayed generic options from entering the market.

  • December 13, 2018

    ITC Will Review Patent Dispute Between Apple, Qualcomm

    The U.S. International Trade Commission will weigh in on an intellectual property dispute between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. over sales of iPhones found to infringe a Qualcomm patent, agreeing on Wednesday to reconsider whether the telecom giant's asserted patent is obvious and whether an import ban against the iPhones would be appropriate.

  • December 13, 2018

    Airline Seat Trial Jury Quit Too Fast, Sabre Tells 2nd Circ.

    Jurors who awarded US Airways $15 million after finding that trip-planner Sabre Inc. restrained trade by forcing unfavorable contract terms on the airline wanted to go home after an eight-week trial and gave short shrift to a key question about market definition, a lawyer for the losing side told the Second Circuit on Thursday.

  • December 13, 2018

    UK Construction Cos. Admit To Price-Fixing Scheme

    The U.K.’s competition regulator on Thursday said a pair of British construction companies have admitted to engaging in a cartel to fix prices for precast concrete drainage products, with an investigation pending against a third alleged co-conspirator.

  • December 13, 2018

    New Coalition To Push For Sprint-T-Mobile Block At FCC, DOJ

    A newly formed coalition will lobby for the U.S. Department of Justice to challenge the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile and for the Federal Communications Commission to designate it for a hearing before an administrative law judge, which could effectively kill the deal, coalition members announced Thursday.

  • December 12, 2018

    BCBS Must Face Per Se Antitrust Test, 11th Circ. Rules

    Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers must face the per se legal standard that if proven says their behavior in allegedly divvying up geographic markets broke the law regardless of the impact on competition, the Eleventh Circuit said Wednesday.

  • December 12, 2018

    No 'God-Given Right' To Discovery In Antitrust MDL, CDK Says

    CDK Global LLC stood by its refusal to comply with a second discovery request filed in the multidistrict litigation accusing it of conspiring with a rival to monopolize the market for car dealership data, telling an Illinois federal judge Tuesday that the competitors suing it don’t have a “God-given right” to unlimited discovery.

  • December 12, 2018

    Mercedes-Benz Can Remand Antitrust Row Against Shippers

    A New Jersey federal judge Wednesday approved Mercedes-Benz USA LLC’s bid to remand to state court its antitrust suit alleging international shipping companies conspired to fix prices, rejecting their stance that the Shipping Act provided for federal jurisdiction since that statute does not allow such claims to be originally filed in federal court.

Expert Analysis

  • 10 Things We Wish We Were Told When Going In-House

    Dana Lee

    Attorneys at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Perkins Coie LLP and the Healthcare Association of New York State reflect on lessons they learned the hard way when transitioning to in-house counsel positions.

  • The Virtual Law Team: Advantages For Litigants And Lawyers

    Jessica Cox

    The virtual law team was created as a necessary response to mass tort litigation — however, with advances in technology and ever-increasing specialization of the legal practice, the model should be considered in multiplaintiff litigation of any size, say attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

  • What We Heard At The FTC Hearings: Days 9, 10 And 11

    Meredith Halama

    The sixth hearing in the Federal Trade Commission’s series on competition in the 21st century addressed the intersection of big data, privacy and antitrust issues. Attorneys with Perkins Coie LLP offer some key takeaways.

  • 5 Business Takeaways From The Midterms

    Mary Moore Hamrick

    Now that the midterms are over, business leaders have a little insight into the future of taxes, trade and other policy issues affecting the economy. Still, companies should remain agile as, come January, a new and divided Congress will begin to chart its course, says Mary Moore Hamrick of Grant Thornton LLP.

  • Emerging Cybersecurity Threats In The Legal Industry

    Michael Hall

    Predicting how the cybersecurity landscape will develop is critical for any organization wanting to mitigate the risk of the inevitable future attack. Michael Hall of HighQ Solutions Ltd. discusses five threats to look out for in the next 12 months.

  • Rise Of The CMOs

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    Joshua Peck, incoming marketing director of Hill Wallack LLP, traces the evolution of the chief marketing officer position at law firms and shares insights from three legal marketing pioneers.

  • A Victory For Legal Privilege In Cross-Border Investigations

    Antonia Apps

    The U.K. Court of Appeal's recent decision in Serious Fraud Office v. Eurasian Natural Resources is a substantial step toward confirming the application of legal privilege in internal investigations, and has significantly reduced the divergence in U.K. and U.S. privilege law, say attorneys with Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP.

  • Q&A

    A Chat With Bryan Cave Innovation Chief Katie DeBord

    Katie DeBord

    In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Katie DeBord, chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

  • Simple Secrets For Improving Your CLE

    Daniel Karon

    With few cases going to trial, many attorneys keep their oral-presentation skills sharp by teaching continuing legal education programs. To avoid giving a CLE that falls flat and damages your reputation, you must fashion a thoughtful message, control its presentation, and nail the beginning and ending, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.

  • It’s Time For Law Firms To Start Talking About Gen Z

    Eliza Stoker

    Since the oldest members of Generation Z aren’t even finished with law school yet, law firm management is in a unique position to prepare for their entrance into the legal workforce, says Eliza Stoker of Major Lindsey & Africa.