During nearly four years at the helm of the Federal Trade Commission, outgoing Chairwoman Edith Ramirez built a reputation for being unafraid to go to court to tackle anti-competitive mergers, leaving a string of high-profile wins in her wake.
Lobbying activity on major controversial issues at the Federal Communications Commission has slowed as the changeover to a new administration continues, but experts say these months of transition are also a formative time for the industry to make its case before staff and commissioners.
The U.S. may struggle to extradite three former traders charged Tuesday with rigging foreign currency exchange markets because Britain's Serious Fraud Office has already cleared them from prosecution following a major investigation, their lawyers said Wednesday.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday allowed homeowners accusing a PNC Bank predecessor of accepting kickbacks for referring mortgage customers to insurers to modify their class action complaint to skirt a one-year statute of limitations under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, pushed back on questions about his record in the Senate and as a prosecutor Tuesday, as members of a Senate panel pushed him on immigration enforcement, the role of federal government and his civil rights record.
Major League Baseball told the Ninth Circuit that a recent New York federal court decision to toss professional baseball scouts' pay-suppression claims because of baseball's antitrust exemption shows that the exemption is alive and well and was properly invoked to dismiss similar claims by minor league ballplayers.
A Michigan federal judge Tuesday tossed a U.S. Army supplier’s suit alleging a competitor conspired with an Army contracting officer to undermine its bid for an all-terrain vehicle contract, because the statute of limitations on the claims had expired.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced charges against four individuals over an alleged scheme to bribe a foreign official to buy a $800 million building complex in Vietnam.
The First Circuit on Tuesday turned down bids by Nexium buyers for a rehearing of its November decision declining to revive a pay-for-delay class action against AstraZeneca and Ranbaxy over the heartburn medication.
China National Chemical Corp. and Syngenta AG have offered European antitrust regulators concessions to assuage concerns that ChemChina’s planned $43 billion takeover of the Swiss firm would harm competition.
Three former foreign currency traders for Barclays PLC, Citigroup Inc. and two other large banks on Tuesday became the latest defendants to face criminal charges in a U.S. Department of Justice probe into foreign currency market manipulation.
Trip-planning giant Sabre urged a New York federal judge Monday to enter judgment in its favor weeks after a Manhattan jury awarded US Airways $15 million on a finding that Sabre restrained trade by forcing unfavorable contract terms on the airline, citing a "pervasive" failure of proof in the case.
Dechert LLP has expanded its antitrust and competition practice by adding a group of former Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP attorneys to its Brussels office.
Two energy company owners pled guilty to foreign bribery charges for their roles in an alleged scheme to fraudulently secure energy contracts from Venezuela's state-owned oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela SA, a scheme that has already netted several guilty pleas, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
A European Union court for the first time Tuesday awarded two companies damages against the bloc for the excessive delay in the industrial bag makers' appeal of cartel fines, granting them about €50,000 ($52,797) as four similar challenges await on the court's docket.
Two former Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. executives admitted Monday in Pennsylvania federal court to plotting to fix prices of antibiotics and diabetes treatments, marking the first charges in the U.S. Department of Justice's ongoing antitrust investigation into the generic drug industry.
Japan-based Soshin Electric Co. Ltd. asked a California federal court to grant it and a U.S. affiliate summary judgment in multidistrict litigation over an alleged conspiracy to fix prices for electrical capacitors, saying it did not sell the components in the U.S.
Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP has hired an antitrust and commercial litigator previously with Bernstein Liebhard LLP as a partner in its New York office, the firm has announced.
Law360's Firms of the Year rose above the competition in 2016 by earning a combined 20 Practice Group of the Year awards on the strength of work that helped their clients attain game-changing judgments and close record deals.
Maneuvering ahead of trial, federal prosecutors and a Florida doctor accused of committing Medicare fraud and bribing Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., in an attempt to clear himself continued to spar over the admissibility of evidence on his billing records, Medicare regulations and numerous other topics.
Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2016 Practice Group of the Year awards, the law firms that racked up victories in litigation and closed the big deals to make their mark among clients and throughout the legal industry.
It was a busy year for patent remedies. The U.S. Supreme Court decided cases on willfulness and design patent damages, and the Federal Circuit made law on willfulness, enhancement, attorney fees, antitrust damages, preissuance patent damages, and laches, says Jean Dassie of Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP.
While there were no major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that impacted indirect purchaser cases in 2016, and only a few circuit court decisions, some notable rulings shed light on strategies related to class certification, Article III and antitrust standing, settlement objectors, and other indirect purchaser-related issues, say Chris Micheletti and Christina Tabacco of Zelle LLP.
A primary driver of increasing litigation costs is the explosion of electronic discovery in recent years. Electronic data is not only increasing dramatically in volume, it is also growing in complexity. One way parties can save time and money is to use a neutral, technically skilled mediator, to ensure that e-discovery is both robust and cost-effective, says Daniel Garrie of JAMS.
Medtronic is the first antitrust case against a medical equipment firm in China being enforced by the National Development and Reform Commission rather than by agencies at provincial level. It offers helpful insights into the NDRC’s enforcement approaches, say attorneys with Tian Yuan Law Firm.
The 2017 College Football Bowl season has begun. However, the battle on the gridiron is not the only struggle college student-athletes currently face, as a recent memorandum from the National Labor Relations Board appears to have resparked the debate over whether student-athletes are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act, says Shar Bahmani of Squire Patton Boggs.
With the incoming Trump administration, regulatory and enforcement priorities will likely change, but if federal agencies scale back their consumer protection efforts, attorneys general can be expected to pick up the slack, says Joseph W. Jacquot of Foley & Lardner LLP.
A decade’s worth of multiple bar association initiatives, conferences, corporate law summits, detailed research reports and opinion pieces on the pay gap has seemingly fallen on the deaf ears of BigLaw. However, recent events presage substantial movement toward pay equity in law firms, say Stephanie Scharf of Scharf Banks Marmor LLC, Michele Coleman Mayes, general counsel for the New York Public Library, and Wendi Lazar of Outten & Golden LLP.
The media has been full of stories lately about the death of facts and the rise of “fake news.” It is reasonable to wonder if people sitting on juries will be able to function appropriately in this post-fact world, says Ross Laguzza of R&D Strategic Solutions LLC.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has energy market manipulation schemes in its crosshairs, and is stepping up enforcement efforts against entities and individual actors alike. Now more than ever, a good compliance program that prevents, identifies and mitigates risk can translate into money saved — and maybe even jail time avoided — in the event that problems arise down the road, say attorneys from Cozen O’Connor.
Pro se litigation can be a time-consuming cost of doing business, particularly for large, well-known companies. Though pro se cases occasionally include interesting, even amusing, claims, like all litigation, they must be taken seriously. In this article, attorneys from Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP detail several practical approaches to dealing with the problems posed by pro se litigants.