A Wisconsin federal judge awarded nearly $1 million in attorney fees after a class of car part direct purchasers struck a $3.25 million deal with a Taiwanese parts maker for allegedly fixing prices on certain aftermarket sheet metal products.
Nationwide will refund a total of £6 million ($7 million) to more than 320,000 customers after failing to alert them to charges imposed on unarranged overdrafts, which is required under retail banking rules, the Competition and Markets Authority said Thursday.
MGM’s casino development arm hit the U.S. Department of the Interior with a suit in D.C. federal court Wednesday, claiming the DOI’s approval of changes to the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes’ gaming agreements with Connecticut violated federal law by giving the tribes an unfair edge in casino competition.
Jimmy John’s won’t be allowed to challenge the “per se” test for antitrust damages in favor of a more complex and harder-to-prove standard as workers sue the sandwich shop chain over no-poach employment agreements, an Illinois federal judge has ruled.
A mill booted from an industry trade group will have to go back to the drawing board after a Washington federal judge cut down antitrust claims accusing the organization of a price-fixing plot, holding Wednesday that the allegations lack the detail needed to survive.
A Federal Circuit panel appeared perplexed Wednesday by how to approach assigning value to a large portfolio of Ericsson patents in its ongoing tussle with TCL Communication Technology over licensing rates for standard-essential wireless technology.
A dozen free market organizations pressed the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday to re-up sunsetting consent decrees governing music licensing groups BMI and ASCAP, arguing the "inherently anti-competitive" music industry still needs these regulations to keep the playing field even.
One of the defendants in sprawling broiler-chicken price-fixing litigation is suing its insurance company to confirm a total of $10 million of coverage in response to the case, according to a lawsuit filed in Georgia federal court.
The Federal Trade Commission cleared Boston Scientific Corp.’s planned £3.3 billion ($4.2 billion) purchase of U.K.-based BTG PLC Wednesday after the company agreed to sell a cancer-treatment product line and other assets to Varian Medical Systems.
StarKist Co. told a skeptical California federal judge Wednesday it may have to file for bankruptcy because it “simply can’t pay” a potential $100 million criminal fine on top of potential civil damages to consumers who claim they were swindled in a long-running scheme to fix prices of canned tuna.
Europe's competition enforcer launched an in-depth investigation Wednesday into PKN Orlen's planned purchase of Grupa Lotos, a deal the watchdog said would combine Poland's two largest integrated oil and gas companies.
The U.K.'s antitrust watchdog announced Wednesday that it will intensify scrutiny of Bauer Media UK's recent string of local radio purchases, indicating the agency wasn't satisfied by proposals to address concerns over access to national advertisers.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday threw out an antitrust suit alleging Goldman Sachs and major prime brokerage banks colluded to squash an upstart electronic stock loan trading platform, finding the case’s claims don’t belong to the company that brought them.
The European Union's antitrust authority on Tuesday told Czech mobile operators O2 CZ and T-Mobile CZ, along with telecom infrastructure provider Cetin, that a network-sharing agreement between the companies illegally restricts competition.
A trio of San Antonio registered nurses said Tuesday they will pursue individual claims alleging that three area hospital systems colluded to suppress salaries, but that they also plan eventually to appeal a federal judge's rejection of their bid for class status.
Even after amending its lawsuit, a Chicago-area temp agency didn't raise a valid antitrust or federal civil rights claim when it alleged a rival improperly withheld payments, breached its contract and discriminated against its workers, an Illinois federal judge said Monday.
Six Republican senators announced their support for changing the way broadcast television stations are regulated in a letter to the Justice Department's antitrust head Monday, after reports that the department has been considering changes that could lower the barrier for broadcast mergers.
Bumble Bee Seafood is reportedly mulling filing for bankruptcy protection, Adtalem Global Education is said to be selling its Brazilian assets, and Deutsche Bahn reportedly wants to take its Arriva unit public in Amsterdam if it can't sell the business.
Schick parent Edgewell Personal Care Co. disclosed Tuesday that the Federal Trade Commission is seeking more details on the company's planned $1.37 billion combination with private equity-backed shaving startup Harry's Inc.
The U.K.'s antitrust watchdog suggested Tuesday that cleaning chemical company Ecolab Inc.'s completed acquisition of rival Holchem Group Ltd. may need to be undone because the combined company will face little competition for the supply of chemicals to food and beverage makers in the country following the purchase.
A wine bar suing to force President Donald Trump to relinquish his stake in the Trump International Hotel has urged the D.C. Circuit to reverse a lower-court decision that tossed its suit, saying the case should be moved back to the local trial court.
American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are urging the D.C. Circuit to throw out an appeal by some objectors to a $60 million settlement that would resolve price-fixing claims against the carriers, saying a final judgment has still not been inked.
Consumers shouldn't be allowed more time for discovery in multidistrict litigation over EpiPen price hikes, Mylan has told a Kansas federal judge, blasting what it described as a last-minute request predicated on failings for which the plaintiffs "are entirely at fault."
McKesson Corp. and its executives asked a California federal court to toss a derivative action accusing the drug distributor's board of failing to prevent the company's alleged involvement in an industrywide conspiracy to drive up generic-drug prices, claiming that the plaintiff didn't show that the board lacked independence.
The U.S. Department of Justice has subpoenaed Tyson Foods Inc. seeking information related to the chicken industry, related to a probe into potentially anti-competitive conduct, Tyson announced in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Monday.
The significant question raised by Heritage Pharmaceuticals' deferred prosecution agreement — the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division's first DPA with a company other than a bank — is whether it signals a broader openness to such agreements by the division, say Peter Huston and Alex Bourelly at Baker Botts.
When I was growing up, my mother was always the more mild-mannered parent. But during a trans-Atlantic phone call in 1991, when I told her I wanted to go to culinary school instead of law school, she started yelling — at a volume I had never heard from her, says Jason Brookner of Gray Reed.
There are a few practical, proactive steps law firms can take to create a mentoring program that pays dividends — instead of creating a mediocre program that both parties see as an obligation, says Kate Sheikh of Major Lindsey & Africa.
Quad/Graphics' proposed acquisition of LSC Communications is an example of printers taking action to stay alive and compete in today's media industry, and antitrust concerns appear to be both misplaced and ironic, says Derek Dahlgren of Rothwell Figg.
This spring, there was some noteworthy news in white collar government investigations impacting executives, including the first successful prosecution in the opioid bribery scheme and the first criminal charges for failure to report under the Consumer Product Safety Act, say attorneys at Miller & Chevalier.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia “rocket docket” is still the fastest federal civil trial court in the country despite some recent trends causing its median time to trial to grow to 13.2 months, says Robert Tata of Hunton.
While a recent speech thankfully walks back some of Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim’s more extreme statements about the role of antitrust in policing commitments to license patents on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms, it still fails to appreciate the positive role that competition law can play in ensuring compliance, says Thomas Cotter of the University of Minnesota Law School.
Most legal marketers struggle to show the return on investment of their social media efforts, but establishing and answering several key questions can help demonstrate exactly how social media programs contribute to a law firm's bottom line, say Guy Alvarez of Good2bSocial and communications consultant Tom Orewyler.
Any appeal of a California federal judge's ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Qualcomm will likely raise a number of interesting legal issues at the intersection of antitrust and fair licensing of standard-essential patents, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
While the Federal Circuit recently concluded that Amarin Pharma’s Lanham Act claims at the U.S. International Trade Commission were precluded by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, this is a narrow exception to the ITC's broad jurisdiction, say Kecia Reynolds and Alton Hare of Pillsbury.
It is well-understood that joint business ventures between rivals can bring antitrust risk. But a California federal judge's recent Qualcomm decision underscores the importance of examining the opposite angle — whether refusing to do deals with rivals will trigger antitrust liability, say Amy Gallegos and Julia Kim Hirata at Jenner & Block.
A New York federal judge's recent decision in the Deutsche Bank Libor-rigging case U.S. v. Connolly threatens to upend decades of established cooperation practice in government investigations, a fact to which the opinion makes only a passing reference, say attorneys at Arnold & Porter.
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Apple v. Pepper exponentially increases the settlement value of antitrust class actions brought by buyers of products on software platforms, and offers an early glimpse into the antitrust approach of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, say Leiv Blad and Rachel Maimin at Lowenstein Sandler.
Contrary to the proposition that brand-name companies’ risk aversion is the chief reason for reverse payments, economic research shows that it is the risk aversion of the generic company that can facilitate partial settlement agreements with reverse payments, says Wenqing Li of Epsilon Economics.
This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's resale price maintenance decision in U.S. v. Colgate. Today, there is much confusion among product manufacturers on the legality of resale price maintenance, but unilateral pricing policies continue to be the safest and most effective form — just as in the wake of Colgate, say attorneys at K&L Gates.