AT&T Inc.’s bid to have Makan Delrahim, head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, testify in the case challenging its planned purchase of Time Warner Inc., could help the company argue that the challenge was politically motivated, but it may not be easy and comes with some risk.
Fera Pharmaceuticals LLC and Akorn Inc. have settled a $100 million trade secrets case tied to a supply agreement for eye infection treatments, along with antitrust counterclaims that brought Perrigo Co. PLC into the mix, ending the suit Monday, just weeks before a scheduled trial.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday killed the bulk of a suit by Philadelphia taxicab operators alleging the city’s parking authority unfairly refused to regulate ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, ruling that the court couldn’t protect the cabbies from market competition.
Days after an ex-Fiat Chrysler executive pled guilty to his role in an alleged scheme to pay off a union official, a proposed class of autoworkers sued the car maker and United Automobile Workers in Michigan federal court Friday, saying the company and the union colluded to sacrifice workers’ interests at the bargaining table.
A Florida federal judge on Friday nixed antitrust and deceptive practices claim from a bribery lawsuit against Fox Sports units and executives over broadcast rights for South American soccer tournaments, but said they could not shake allegations of corruption.
A company that makes metal parts has challenged a decision from the European Commission finding that a tax credit the manufacturer received from the Spanish government ran afoul of European Union state aid law, according to a Monday filing.
Uber urged a San Francisco judge Monday to toss several suits alleging its low pricing seeks to illegally squeeze taxi companies out of the ride service industry, arguing Uber is exempt from state competition laws, because its rates fall under the jurisdiction of the California Public Utilities Commission.
An association of French ports is going to court to defend a corporate tax break, claiming the European Commission erred in a 2017 ruling striking it down as a distortion of the common market, according to a Monday filing.
The European Court of Justice logged a request Monday from a Portuguese court asking whether it should apply a European Union directive to a competition dispute over sport channel distribution rights even though the suit was filed nearly two years before EU members were required to adapt the directive into their own laws.
Europe’s antitrust enforcer on Friday extended its deadline for a review of Bayer AG’s planned $63.5 billion purchase of U.S.-based Monsanto Co., adding another wrinkle in the companies’ quest for regulatory clearance of the deal.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. on Friday urged the First Circuit to nix allegations it used a sham litigation to extend its monopoly over the leukemia drug Gleevec, saying a lower court correctly found a group of buyers had not shown the company’s efforts to enforce the patent at issue were baseless.
Bipartisan legislation to address the so-called net neutrality debate is still on the table despite an attempt to undo the Federal Communications Commission’s recent vote through the Congressional Review Act, according to Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., on Monday.
Cozen O’Connor PC said it has hired a former Lindquist & Vennum LLP litigator who’s experienced in complex commercial, antitrust, intellectual property and class action disputes.
A real estate group seeking to revive its landmark £30 million ($42 million) misselling case against Royal Bank of Scotland told a London appeals court Monday that the bank misled it about the risks of the Libor-linked swaps.
The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC has received a second deadline extension to comply with the U.K. antitrust regulator’s open banking initiative, after the bank said it would need another seven months to enroll some customers in automatic overdraft alerts.
A year into office, President Donald Trump has now nominated a nearly full slate of commissioners for the Federal Trade Commission, and though that means the FTC may finally regain some stability, there are political obstacles that could drag out an already harmful delay in putting new leadership in place. Here, Law360 breaks it all down.
A former UBS trader facing criminal allegations that he schemed to manipulate the precious metals futures market through a trading tactic known as “spoofing” was hit Friday in Connecticut federal court with a related U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission suit that seeks to ban him from the business.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Friday sued a pair of former Deutsche Bank AG traders for allegedly engaging in manipulative trading or “spoofing” in the market for precious metals futures, as the U.S. government continues its crackdown on the practice.
The European Commission expressed dissatisfaction on Friday at the progress that member states have made during the past several years in implementing consistent collective redress mechanisms that would allow consumers to band together to sue over privacy, environmental, antitrust and a range of other violations, and promised to propose a new framework by the spring.
An investment adviser accusing Bank of America of antitrust violations by tying the use of its affiliate to a loan agreement has asked a federal court in Florida for a winning judgment, claiming that the undisputed evidence in the case establishes a “per se” tying violation.
A California federal judge on Thursday gave Ixchel Pharma LLC one last chance to accuse Biogen Inc. of entering into an anti-competitive agreement with another company and undermining Ixchel’s development of a treatment for a rare neuromuscular disease, holding the latest complaint is just as deficient as its predecessor.
Although the Seventh Circuit recently vacated a preliminary injunction that required two competing software companies to allow a third-party data scraper access to their sites and data, the case highlights the complex intersection of big data, copyright, antitrust and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, says Benjamin Byer of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
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Law firms are businesses where partners operate with significant autonomy. To see their priorities translate into individual partner action, firm leaders should use a few collaborative strategies, suggests Hugh A. Simons, former senior partner of The Boston Consulting Group and former COO of Ropes & Gray LLP.
Member-driven standard-setting organizations have traditionally steered clear of antitrust focus despite their inevitable tendency for concerted action. However, new scrutiny espoused by Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim should lead SSOs to change protocol, says David Newman, leader of Gould & Ratner LLP's intellectual property group.
At the American Bar Association's annual Antitrust Fall Forum last week, the theme was “predictability,” and we heard from all three branches of government — from keynote addresses by agency enforcers and legislators, to an entertaining panel with federal judges who presided over recent trials, say attorneys with Perkins Coie LLP.
Courts have consistently held that social media accounts are subject to established discovery principles but are reluctant to allow parties to rummage through private social media accounts. Recent case law confirms that narrowly tailored information requests get the best results, say Matthew Hamilton, Donna Fisher and Jessica Bae of Pepper Hamilton LLP.
Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of homeland security, was kind enough to let me visit him to reflect on his diverse career. He told stories that left me speechless. And yes, the man who was responsible for the Transportation Security Administration removed his shoes when going through airport security. You bet I asked, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed SB-17, a law intended to foster transparency in connection with drug pricing and its impact on insurance costs. The law imposes significant new reporting requirements on many drug manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers, and health care service plans and health insurers operating in California, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
While Alexander Hamilton is the subject of a hit Broadway musical and renewed biographical examinations, professor Kate Brown takes us down a road less traveled in her book "Alexander Hamilton and the Development of American Law" — showing Hamilton as first, last and foremost an American lawyer, says U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas.
There are at least four reasons supporting the need for some form of a mediation group within a law firm, especially in firms with larger practices, according to Dennis Klein, owner of Critical Matter Mediation and former litigation partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.