Poultry giant Foster Farms has sued Everest National Indemnity Co. in California federal court, alleging that the insurer wrongfully refused to cover its defense costs in underlying class litigation accusing Foster and other poultry producers of fixing prices in the turkey market.
NCAA president Mark Emmert told federal lawmakers Wednesday "no good deed goes unpunished" in asking for limited antitrust protection to implement rules to allow athletes to benefit monetarily from their names, images and likenesses, noting the organization is already facing at least two lawsuits over its proposals to change such rules.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said Wednesday that he had advised SEC staff to review equity markets rules to ensure investors are getting the best prices on trades and are not being slipped hidden costs by more sophisticated market players.
A group of farmers who accused three peanut-shelling giants of flattening the price growers are paid has urged a Virginia federal judge to give final approval to a $45 million settlement with Golden Peanut Co., the last defendant in the case.
Six English soccer clubs on Wednesday were hit with a £22 million ($31 million) fine after rocking the sports world and sparking antitrust concerns when they announced plans to join a breakaway league in direct competition with the top European league.
Britain's consumer protection watchdog announced a probe on Wednesday into whether British Airways PLC and Ryanair DAC broke the law by failing to refund passengers whose flights were canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
A hotel franchisee has lodged a proposed class action against InterContinental Hotels Group in Ohio federal court, joining several other franchisees in suits claiming IHG forces them to buy overpriced and low-quality goods and services from its marketplace of mandated vendors.
The Senate on Tuesday approved a major bipartisan bill meant to fuel technological and economic competition with China with trade provisions and around $200 billion in funding for semiconductors, telecom equipment and scientific research.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation picked Bayer CropScience's home territory in the Eastern District of Missouri on Tuesday to host the two dozen consolidated cases accusing Bayer and other agricultural suppliers of fixing prices on crop inputs such as seeds and insecticides.
Glenmark filed an unusual supplement Monday to a hearing over the U.S. Department of Justice's bid to disqualify Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP from representing the drugmaker in a price-fixing case, saying a technical glitch prevented a recording of Glenmark's waiver of any conflict of interest.
As Congress mulls updates to toughen federal antitrust law, the New York State Senate has advanced a landmark bill intended to strengthen the state's statute to help rein in large corporations, including technology companies, accused of abusing their dominant positions.
A New York federal judge signed off Monday on a $10.3 million attorney fees award, plus $2.3 million in litigation costs, for plaintiff firms that negotiated a $31 million antitrust settlement with Keurig Green Mountain Inc. resolving claims the coffee giant monopolized the market for single-serve coffee packs.
Ohio's attorney general lobbed an unusual lawsuit at Google on Tuesday, asserting the technology giant should be treated as a common carrier forced to provide competitors equal access to its online search infrastructure.
The Third Circuit revived a pharmaceutical laboratory's trade secrets lawsuit against a former executive and Aurobindo Pharma units on Tuesday, ruling that a district court applied an improperly heavy burden on the lab to establish the proprietary information at issue and show how it was misused.
Pointing to uncertainty around Mallinckrodt ARD LLC's pending bankruptcy proceedings in Delaware, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation deemed it "premature" on Monday to centralize a string of antitrust cases over the company's sales of the anti-seizure drug Acthar.
Google will stop requiring rivals to bid in order to be listed among the default search engines on European Android phones, following complaints that the company's previous efforts to address abuse of dominance claims brought by the bloc's competition enforcer were insufficient.
A North Carolina federal judge ruled Tuesday that an excess insurer must face Duke University's suit seeking coverage for two underlying antitrust class actions alleging the university suppressed faculty wages.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge took counsel for an Illinois city to task for what he said were frivolous filings in the city's fight with drugmaker Mallinckrodt for allegedly inflating the price of its anti-seizure drug Acthar.
Utilities behind a proposed Southeast regional electricity market sought to overcome the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's concerns about the potential for market power abuse by proposing more transparency measures in the plan.
Google's lawyers fought on Tuesday to block an attempt by a shopping comparison website to widen the disclosure of confidential documents in its lawsuit that accuses the search giant of abusing its online search dominance.
Cozen O'Connor has snagged a leading aviation attorney from KMA Zuckert LLC, the latest addition to the firm's transportation and trade practice in Washington, D.C., according to an announcement from the firm.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP excessively redacted large swaths of its communications with Walgreens executives when turning over documents to Rite Aid investors suing over the companies' failed merger, an attorney for the investors told a Pennsylvania federal magistrate Monday.
Stone and gravel producer Vulcan Materials Co. said Monday it's buying U.S. Concrete Inc. in a nearly $1.3 billion deal guided by four law firms, including Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Grubhub, DoorDash, Uber Eats, Postmates and Seamless were hit with a proposed class action on Monday, alleging that they've been "bleeding New York City's restaurants dry" throughout the coronavirus pandemic by imposing delivery service fees that exceed the city's 20% cap.
When 7-Eleven Inc. wrapped its $21 billion purchase of the Speedway chain last month before the Federal Trade Commission finished its merger investigation, the bitterly and bizarrely divided commission could muster nothing more than a "strongly worded statement" from two members criticizing the companies and a rebuttal from the remaining members criticizing their colleagues' inaction.
In the ongoing multidistrict securities litigation over the impact of trading restrictions Robinhood imposed in response to January’s meme stock short squeeze, three proposed damages frameworks offer alternatives to the problematic approach of basing such estimates on lost trading opportunities, say consultants at Analytic Focus.
The pursuit of perfection that is prevalent among lawyers can lead to depression, anxiety and other mental health impacts, but new attorneys and industry leaders alike can take four steps to treat this malady, says Liam Montgomery at Williams & Connolly.
Despite pandemic-related challenges this year, law firms can effectively train summer associates on writing and communicating — without investing more time than they ordinarily would, says Julie Schrager at Schiff Hardin.
As companies respond to changing circumstances including the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing social justice struggles, they should be aware of advertising, marketing and promotion practices that may increase scrutiny from regulators, competitors and class action plaintiffs, say Amanda Beane and Jason Howell at Perkins Coie.
The utility of legal technology innovations may be limited without clear data and objectives from the outset, but targeted surveys can provide specific insights that enable law firms to adopt the most appropriate and efficient tech solutions, says Tim Scott at Frogslayer.
Amid high demand for associates and aggressive competition to attract talent, law firms should take three key steps to conduct meaningful prehire due diligence and safeguard against lateral hiring mistakes that can hurt their revenue and reputation, says Michael Ellenhorn at Decipher.
A recently proposed bill that extends Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States oversight to certain foreign funding of U.S. academic institutions highlights policymakers’ view that higher education institutions are not exempt from ongoing policy and legal efforts to press the U.S.-China technology race, says Hdeel Abdelhady at MassPoint Legal.
Alex Oh’s abrupt departure from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and admonishment by a D.C. federal judge over conduct in an Exxon human rights case demonstrate three major costs of incivility to lawyers, and highlight the importance of teaching civility in law school, says David Grenardo at St. Mary's University.
Businesses should consider revisiting the relationship between antitrust compliance and enforcement leniency amid calls for stronger legislation that shifts more burden onto defendants, increases prosecutions and multiplies enforcement resources, say attorneys at White & Case.
The federal rule that permits the use of business records as evidence must be amended to address the unreliability of electronically stored information and inconsistent court frameworks on email admissibility, say Josh Sohn and Nadia Zivkov at Stroock.
Following the spike in gasoline prices from the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, consumers and state regulators may draw on pandemic-related experiences to shape price-gouging claims, but businesses can do the same to ensure compliance with state laws and lay the foundation for a solid litigation defense, say attorneys at Proskauer.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent opinion that an employer no-poach agreement was unenforceable in Pittsburgh Logistics Systems v. Beemac Trucking will make future use of such contracts between businesses difficult, and seems to lean heavily toward an outright ban, says attorney Joseph Lincoln.
Case law from the decade since the Federal Circuit decided Therasense v. Becton Dickinson reveals that courts are largely offering equivalent treatment to claims alleging enforcement of fraudulently obtained patents in antitrust cases and inequitable conduct claims in infringement cases, say Anne Brody at Gibson Dunn and Elisabeth Ponce at AlphaSights.
Katherine Forrest's new book, "When Machines Can Be Judge, Jury, and Executioner," raises valid transparency concerns about artificial intelligence tools used by judges when making bail and sentencing decisions, but her argument that such tools should be rejected outright is less than convincing, says U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez of the Western District of Texas.
A flexible work environment will be key to recruiting and retention efforts post-pandemic, so law firms must develop comprehensive policies that solidify expectations and boundaries on accommodations such as flextime, remote work and reduced hours, says Manar Morales at the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance.