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.
Snack food giant Mondelez agreed on Friday to pay $13 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to end allegations that its Cadbury unit in India didn’t properly monitor or record a consultant’s work to prevent potential anti-bribery law violations.
Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and other banks accused by investors of manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate on Friday asked a New York federal court to ax the remaining claims against them in the multidistrict litigation, saying they were insufficient for several reasons.
Nearing the end of its tenure, the Obama administration on Monday gave a stern rebuke to China for its failure to obey a litany of World Trade Organization rules, ripping Beijing for its shortcomings in intellectual property rights enforcement, shady competition laws and protectionist steel policies.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not interfere with a holding by Washington’s highest court that the state could pursue a lawsuit alleging a conspiracy among electronics makers to fix the prices of cathode ray tubes, saying Monday it had denied a cert. petition by Philips and Samsung.
Canada's Competition Bureau said Friday that it is closing its investigation into allegations of anticompetitive conduct by Apple related to its contracts with the Canadian wireless carriers that sell and market iPhones, finding no “abuse of dominance” by the tech giant.
Apotex has agreed to settle its antitrust claims against Japanese drug manufacturer Kyorin Pharmaceutical in a suit accusing multiple drugmakers of trying to extend their hold over the market for Allergan Inc.’s Zymar pinkeye treatment, according to court documents filed Friday.
In this week’s Taxation With Representation, tax attorneys help guide the creation of an $11 billion natural gas liquids producer, Abbott Laboratories wraps up its $25 billion purchase of a rival medical device maker and Sears unloads its Craftsman tool brand in a $900 million transaction.
A Salt Lake City doctor must proceed to arbitration with all of his claims against a hospital that he accused of violating antitrust law, botching a consulting agreement and smearing his character, the Tenth Circuit said in a published opinion on Thursday.
Several paper companies have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the certification of the class of containerboard purchasers behind a $12 billion price-fixing suit, saying an antitrust class can’t be certified based on an overall price hike in the industry when sales are individually negotiated.
A New York federal judge on Friday pushed back to October the start of the corruption trial of Platinum Partners co-founder Murray Huberfeld and Norman Seabrook, the former head of the New York City correction officers union, after a trove of evidence was unearthed in a separate investigation of the hedge fund.
Dentons has strengthened its European competition and antitrust practice group in Brussels with the addition of an ex-Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP attorney whose career spans nearly four decades, the firm announced Thursday.
Travel agents asked a California federal judge on Thursday to reconsider her recent dismissal of their antitrust suit alleging American Airlines, Delta, United and a global airfare publisher engaged in a conspiracy to overcharge customers and fix fares on multicity flights.
The U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general have sued generic drug companies and executives over allegations of price-fixing and market-sharing, and experts expect the fray to greatly expand in 2017, encompassing many more individuals and companies and possibly growing beyond manufacturers.
The number of lawyers in England and Wales enrolling in Ireland shot up threefold in the second half of 2016 compared to the previous six months, data showed Friday, as attorneys scrambled to stay inside the European Union’s regulatory and legal framework after Brexit.
“Data sovereignty” is a recent trend with important consequences for GE’s future as a digital industrial company. The technical challenges alone are immense. But compounding those challenges are the growing number of countries considering laws that would impede the flow of data across national borders, says Alex Dimitrief, general counsel of General Electric Co.
The Second Circuit on Thursday refused to reconsider a decision that cleared American Express of antitrust violations with anti-steering rules preventing merchants from suggesting other credit card brands in a case that drew intense interest from retailers and consumers.
A former Miami-Dade County Aviation Department division director was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for his role in a $5 million fraud and kickback scheme related to contracts for light fixtures at Miami International Airport, while another former employee was charged with accepting bribery payments.
Carfax on Thursday urged a New York court to rule that an AIG insurer must cover its costs to defend against a $50 million suit alleging the company created a monopoly in the vehicle history report market and lowered the reports' reliability while increasing the price, saying the underlying complaint contains potentially covered disparagement claims.
A New York federal judge on Thursday refused to ease up on bail terms for former FIFA Vice President Juan Angel Napout — one of numerous soccer officials charged with taking bribes in the massive corruption case pending in Brooklyn — noting that the government has already been “extremely accommodating.”
Chicago-based law firm McGarry & McGarry LLC argued Thursday that the Seventh Circuit should revive a dismissed suit over Chapter 7 trustee fees, saying that a conspiracy to tie bankruptcy software to banking services is a “nationwide problem,” but at least one judge questioned what interest the firm had in bringing the lawsuit.
Following a two-week trial in the Northern District of California, a federal jury recently found that Fiat Chrysler’s dealer incentive program did not violate the Robinson-Patman Act’s prohibition against price discrimination. The lawsuit highlights two competing themes that have played out in recent years, say Adam Hudes and Stephen Medlock of Mayer Brown LLP.
On Dec. 1, 2016, the annual updates to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect. Revisions include the end of the three-day “mail rule” extension for electronically served discovery, an amendment regarding service of internationally based corporate defendants, and a technical change regarding venues in maritime law actions, say Patrick Reilly and Eldin Hasic of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
Ever consider applying for a judicial appointment in California? Get the lay of the land from Judge George Bird of the Los Angeles Superior Court and Kimberly Knill, a senior appellate court attorney for the California Court of Appeal. Additionally, hear what several recent appointees to the LA Superior Court thought of the judicial selection process.
Dec. 14, 2016, marks the first birthday of the implementation of Hong Kong’s Competition Ordinance. From educating consumers on the benefits of competition, to studying the industries that affect consumers most, and beginning to bring enforcement actions against offenders, it has been a productive year for the Competition Commission, says Jessica Hoke VanDerMiller of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP.
When trial lawyers fail to recognize the unique challenges faced by in-house counsel, it jeopardizes not only the outcome of the case, but also the opportunities for future representation. These few simple strategies are hardly rocket science, but they are too often neglected, says Matthew Whitley of Beck Redden LLP.
The District of Delaware ruling in GN Netcom Inc. v. Plantronics Inc. is a troubling read for practitioners who have dealt with electronically stored information. Significant ESI preservation steps were taken but the actions of one rogue executive cost the company dearly, says Matthew Scully of Burr & Forman LLP.
Women leave law firms for many of the same reasons men do, but also face challenges including headwinds with respect to assignment delegation and social outings, as well as potential disruptions if they choose to have children. Firms can increase investment in talent management and improve retention and engagement of women attorneys, says Anusia Gillespie of Banava Consulting.
For much of 2015 and 2016, barely a day went by without an anti-corruption-related headline involving Latin America, as companies operating throughout the region have and continue to become well acquainted with a growing appetite to root out corruption, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.
American legal education relies almost exclusively on analytical thinking. But success in legal practice depends in large part upon an accurate emotional understanding of oneself and the human seated opposite us. Honing emotional intelligence skills can lead to greater success, and Judith Gordon of LeaderEsQ offers a few tools that can be implemented immediately to raise one’s emotional intelligence quotient.
We are privileged to be part of an employment market that hosts employees from various generations. While “differences” may imply inherent conflict, intergenerational differences can actually be used to an advantage for organizations — especially law firms, say Najmeh Mahmoudjafari, founder of ImmigraTrust Law, and William Martucci of Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP.