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Competition

  • July 27, 2018

    Team Telecom Asks FCC To Delay T-Mobile-Sprint Review

    The federal agencies responsible for national security reviews of broadcast transactions involving foreign ownership want more time to scrutinize the T-Mobile and Sprint megamerger, according to a filing posted Friday asking the Federal Communications Commission to hold off on its own evaluation.

  • July 27, 2018

    FTC Says Drugmakers Must Face AndroGel Antitrust Suit

    The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday told a Georgia federal court that several pharmaceutical companies aren't entitled to a second chance to escape from a nearly decade-old antitrust suit alleging they conspired to keep a generic version of the testosterone drug AndroGel off the market, because such a "turducken task" would entail litigating patent validity. 

  • July 26, 2018

    Cos. Urged To Seek DOJ's Opinion On M&A Bribery Risks

    A U.S. Department of Justice official has urged corporations looking to acquire a company with possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act risks to take advantage of the DOJ's FCPA opinion procedure — but attorneys working in the space say that's not always an option.

  • July 26, 2018

    UK Tribunal Won't Pause Epilepsy Drug Case For Appeals

    A U.K. tribunal on Wednesday refused to pause the U.K. competition authority's review of a case accusing Pfizer and Flynn Pharma of charging the National Health Service excessive and unfair prices for an anti-epilepsy drug, ordering the watchdog to take another look as both sides consider appeals.

  • July 26, 2018

    Axinn Taps Skadden Antitrust Adviser As Partner In DC

    Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider announced Thursday it has brought on former Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP counsel Tiffany Rider as a partner with the firm’s antitrust group in Washington, D.C.

  • July 26, 2018

    Mo. AG Expands Google Probe Following Record EU Fine

    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has slapped Google Inc. with a new investigative subpoena seeking records of the tech giant's business practices after European Union regulators fined the company a record $5.1 billion last week for antitrust violations.

  • July 26, 2018

    Quinn Emanuel, Kessler Topaz Top List To Lead VIX MDL

    Despite several lead counsel applications flooding the docket in multidistrict litigation over alleged Chicago Board Options Exchange's volatility index manipulation, the proposed teams at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP as well as Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check LLP and Scott & Scott LLP emerged Wednesday as the favorites to lead the MDL’s litigation with extra support on the docket.

  • July 26, 2018

    BofA, Barclays, 3 Others Duck Silver Price-Fixing Claims

    A New York federal judge dismissed Bank of America Corp., Barclays Bank PLC and three other major banks Wednesday from multidistrict litigation over an alleged conspiracy to fix the price of silver, saying the investors haven't demonstrated that the banks' manipulation of the silver market would necessarily cause them to pay different prices.

  • July 26, 2018

    FTC Blasts Testimony Of Tronox CEO In Cristal Buy Challenge

    A Federal Trade Commission attorney took issue Thursday with proffered testimony from Tronox Ltd.’s CEO challenging the agency’s reasons for trying to freeze a $2.4 billion purchase of Saudi-owned chemical mining company Cristal, arguing in D.C. federal court the FTC is simply doing its job combating potential anti-competitive harm.

  • July 26, 2018

    EU Approves French Investment In Tidal Power Plant

    The European Commission on Thursday said France can invest in a €112 million ($130 million) tidal energy project after finding the facility, a pilot program designed to test tidal technology, will promote expansion of renewable energy sources. 

  • July 26, 2018

    Flextronics Says Electronic Resistor Makers Fixed Prices

    Flextronics International USA Inc. on Wednesday in California federal court sued two Japanese resistor manufacturers, accusing them of conspiring in an elaborate price-fixing scheme that drove up the price of the electronic components.

  • July 26, 2018

    Top UK Court Rejects RBS Libor Swaps Misselling Appeal

    Royal Bank of Scotland PLC has won a final victory over Property Alliance Group in a landmark battle over the alleged misselling of derivatives after Britain’s highest court refused to review the dismissal of the property company's £30 million ($39 million) suit.

  • July 26, 2018

    Qualcomm Nixes $44B NXP Takeover

    California-based Qualcomm on Thursday ended its planned acquisition of NXP Semiconductors nearly two years after inking the $44 billion deal, once it became clear the tie-up would not be approved in China.

  • July 25, 2018

    Dems Press FCC On Political Independence In Sinclair Review

    Democrats on a House subcommittee pressed the full Federal Communications Commission Wednesday on whether the agency would shield the proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger from political influence as an internal judge reviews the transaction.

  • July 25, 2018

    Novo Nordisk Says Execs Didn't Hide Insulin Sales Woes

    Danish insulin maker Novo Nordisk A/S on Wednesday urged a New Jersey federal judge to dismiss a proposed class action accusing it of misleading investors about its financial sustainability amid U.S. market pressures, arguing that the suing investors haven't pointed to any specific misrepresentations knowingly made by company executives.

  • July 25, 2018

    Cartel Appeals Don't Warrant Damages, EU Top Court Hears

    A European Union advocate general Wednesday urged the EU’s top court to overturn awards made to five companies over excessive delays to their antitrust appeals, saying the companies were to blame for costs they incurred while awaiting judgment in the cases.

  • July 25, 2018

    FCC Launches Probe Into Audio Marketplace Competition

    The Federal Communications Commission’s Media Bureau is seeking information on the state of competition for the delivery of audio programming via radio, satellite, podcasts and other delivery methods as it looks to compile a report required under a provision of legislation passed this year to reauthorize the FCC.

  • July 25, 2018

    EU Court Told Nixing Of UPS-TNT Merger Block Was Proper

    An adviser to the European Union's highest court said Wednesday that a 2013 decision from the bloc's competition enforcer that dashed United Parcel Service Inc.’s proposed $6.8 billion merger with TNT Express NV was properly annulled on procedural grounds.

  • July 25, 2018

    1 Co. Or 2? Price-Fixing Row Judge Says Jury Must Decide

    A Washington federal judge has refused to come to an early conclusion on whether two health care providers accused of price-fixing reimbursement rates are actually a single entity excused from certain antitrust laws, saying a jury must decide whether they are separate or not.

  • July 25, 2018

    From Billable Hours To Bedtime Stories: Lawyering With Children

    Attorneys are clocking more billable hours than ever before, and when children enter the picture, the demands on their time and finances can drive stress levels to new heights.

Expert Analysis

  • Analyzing The Economics Of Litigation Funding

    J.B. Heaton

    The growth of litigation funding has only increased the controversy surrounding it. Looking to move beyond the rhetoric for and against the practice, attorney and investment analytics expert J.B. Heaton, of J.B. Heaton PC and Conjecture LLC, attempts an objective analysis of the underlying economics of the litigation funding arrangement.

  • Rule 23 Changes: How Electronic Notice Can Save Money

    Brandon Schwartz

    Courts are acknowledging a shifting consumer preference toward electronic mediums. Proposed changes to Rule 23, scheduled to take effect at the end of this year, will officially provide for the use of electronic notice in class actions — a change that could save parties a significant amount of money, say Brandon Schwartz and Maggie Ivey of Garden City Group LLC.

  • How We Got Here: A Look Back At Trailblazing Women In Law

    Jill Norgren

    Today's female lawyers stand on the shoulders of several generations of pioneers. Here, historian Jill Norgren explains how the status of women in the legal profession has changed since the 1870s.

  • A Wish For Nonexistent Cheap Drugs Is Not Standing To Sue

    Nicholas Landau

    The releases of highly effective, highly priced drugs to treat chronic diseases has bred a spate of efforts by activists to disenfranchise drug developers of their patent rights. The Federal Circuit's decision this month in AIDS Healthcare Foundation v. Gilead demonstrates how choosing the wrong venue for your patent challenge can doom it before it even starts, says Nicholas Landau of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.

  • ​A Wage-Analysis Primer For Antitrust Attorneys: Part 2

    Stephen Bronars

    Four challenges often arise in modeling wages for pay discrimination cases, and modeling wages across multiple firms in a no-poaching context further complicates matters, say Stephen Bronars and Deborah Foster of Edgeworth Economics LLC.

  • ​A Wage-Analysis Primer For Antitrust Attorneys: Part 1

    Stephen Bronars

    As the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division attempts to prosecute no-poach and wage-fixing agreements, the wage analyses that are frequently used in employment discrimination cases will become increasingly relevant in the antitrust arena, say Stephen Bronars and Deborah Foster of Edgeworth Economics LLC.

  • Introducing The Legal Industry To Millennial Business Owners

    Yaima Seigley

    ​The current business climate has produced vast opportunities for seasoned lawyers to create valuable connections with millennial business owners, but first lawyers must cleanse their palate of misconceptions regarding millennials, says Yaima Seigley of Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor LLC.

  • FDA Notices Show Agency Is All In On Tobacco Regulation

    Paul Cicelski

    In March, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued three advanced notices of proposed rulemaking on tobacco, nicotine, flavors in tobacco products and premium cigars. Advertisers and manufacturers of tobacco products seeking to help the FDA craft better, more representative rules must provide comments to the agency by mid-June, says Paul Cicelski of Lerman Senter PLLC.

  • Criminal Antitrust Enforcement Has A New Leader

    Tara Reinhart

    For the first time in many years, the deputy assistant attorney general for criminal enforcement at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division will come from outside the Antitrust Division. The appointment of Richard A. Powers is important because he could stay in the role well beyond this administration, say attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.

  • ITC’s Amended Section 337 Rules Streamline Investigations

    Jordan Coyle

    Late last month, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued long-awaited final amendments to its Rules of Practice and Procedure pertaining to investigations under Section 337 of the Tariff Act. Jordan Coyle and Diana Szego Fassbender of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP analyze the most significant amendments and the circumstances surrounding them, and offer key practice tips.