A Florida federal judge on Monday approved a request by direct purchasers of farm-raised salmon to appoint Hausfeld LLP and Podhurst Orseck PA as lead counsel to litigate their consolidated class antitrust suit against various North Atlantic salmon farms accused of illegal price fixing.
The U.K.'s competition authority said Monday it is looking to refresh its strategy for reviewing mergers within the digital sector, including dominant tech platforms such as Amazon and Google, and is asking interested parties to weigh in.
Despite robust broadband service around the country generally, Washington could take some concrete steps to facilitate delivery in rural areas where service is still lacking, a trade group for small internet service providers told the Federal Trade Commission on Friday.
Four proposed classes suing Janssen Biotech for allegedly using sham patent litigation to keep a generic version of its prostate cancer drug off the market want a Virginia federal court to consolidate their suits so they can team up against the pharmaceutical giant.
A Miami health care agency owner who served 54 months in prison for a $48 million Medicare fraud may get out of the last three months of his probation if he advances $1,500 he is due to pay the government during that period, a federal judge suggested Monday.
Heritage Pharmaceuticals has admitted conspiring to fix prices for a diabetes drug and has given prosecutors “substantial and ongoing cooperation” to assist a long-running criminal investigation involving other generic-drug makers, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.
Federal Trade Commission member Noah Joshua Phillips warned Friday against “overly aggressive legislation and regulation” that would impair mergers and acquisitions, arguing in a New York City speech that corporate takeovers, buyouts and investor pressure can yield consumer benefits and should be “fostered,” not restricted.
A conservative-leaning think tank is urging the Federal Trade Commission to define high-speed internet services more broadly for the purposes of developing competition policy, saying the government's approach to the sector must keep pace with technology developments.
The Communications Workers of America told the Federal Communications Commission on Friday that recent commitments by T-Mobile and Sprint to get their proposed merger approved do not go far enough, and would still result in less competition in the broadband services market and would not lower prices.
An Illinois federal judge dismissed a suit accusing a group of dental boards of intentionally blocking a competitor from securing the right to hand out specialist oral implantology certifications, saying the complaint did not show enough evidence of conspiracy.
A trio of Texas craft brewers couldn’t convince the Texas Supreme Court to hear their argument that a state law barring beer producers from selling regional distribution rights for their products is unconstitutional.
The U.S. Department of Justice is scrutinizing Centene and WellCare’s $17 billion proposed merger between the government-focused health insurers, a majority of the Federal Communications Commission signaled support for Sprint and T-Mobile to join forces, and Germany's ThyssenKrupp abandoned a planned joint venture under European competition scrutiny.
The past week has seen two fraud victims sue Lloyds Bank over a banking scheme at HBOS, trustees of BT's pensions scheme sue Nationwide, and the Financial Conduct Authority face a lawsuit in connection with a convicted money lender.
Amcor Ltd. will be required to divest three manufacturing facilities related to medical packing products and other assets in order to move forward with its $6.8 billion acquisition of Bemis Co., according to a proposed deal with the U.S. Department of Justice filed in D.C. federal court on Thursday.
Uber told a California federal judge on Thursday it's exempt from a state anti-competition law as a so-called transportation network company regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission, but couldn't offer a definitive answer when the judge asked whether the agency has the power to raise Uber's rates.
Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors Brewing Co. want the Seventh Circuit to reject the U.S. Department of Justice's partial support for a nixed antitrust suit accusing the companies of conspiring to shut down American beer exports to Ontario, Canada, arguing Tuesday the suit rests on blocked claims.
Australia’s competition enforcer said Thursday that Garuda Indonesia must pay AU$19 million ($13.1 million) for its part in a cartel to fix air freight shipping prices, bringing the total fines resulting from the watchdog’s investigation of the cartel up to AU$132.5 million.
U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue, whose office is prosecuting Huawei for alleged sanctions violations, said Thursday that the Trump administration has a high awareness of the long-term national security risks posed by business transactions, and that in the technology sector the threat can rival "planes and tanks."
Now that a judge has ruled that Qualcomm's patent licensing tactics violate antitrust law, can the company's licensees rely on the ruling to escape the terms of their deals pending an appeal? Attorneys say they have a shot, but they run the risk of antagonizing the chip giant.
Small radio stations pushed back on proposals by the Federal Communications Commission to loosen media ownership rules in filings posted Wednesday, saying that making those changes could push out independent operators as big companies gobble up more market share to compete with online outlets.
Investors tried for a second time Wednesday to get their nearly $10 million settlement with Citigroup greenlighted in response to a New York federal court's request for more information on the deal to end claims that the bank participated in a scheme to rig foreign exchange markets.
The U.K.'s antitrust watchdog signaled likely opposition Thursday to an already finalized merger between two companies that supply assistive communications technologies for individuals with speech disabilities, based on fears that the combined entity will control an overwhelming market share, enabling it to raise prices.
Oxbow Carbon & Minerals LLC and railroad giants Union Pacific Railroad Co. and BNSF Railway Co. have agreed to dismiss three claims in an antitrust dispute that alleges the railroad companies conspired to fix shipping prices.
A former Rabobank trader whose conviction for rigging Libor was overturned has sued the lender in England for failing to cover him in connection with costs he ran up responding to investigations in the U.S. and Britain.
In a Law360 original video, two BigLaw attorneys reflect on being mothers while trying to make partner in a culture that has made slow progress towards increasing female representation in the highest ranks.
A recent Law360 article reported on federal judges bemoaning jury trials' nationwide decline, but these laments are unfounded as jury trials have been replaced by better alternatives, says J.B. Heaton of J.B. Heaton Research.
Recently filed class actions against AbbVie and various biosimilar manufacturers, alleging that the U.S. Supreme Court's Actavis decision should be applied to supposedly anti-competitive biologic/biosimilar settlement agreements, indicate that the biologic space may be the next hotbed of pharmaceutical antitrust activity, say James Kovacs and Ankur Kapoor of Constantine Cannon.
Instead of going to college after high school, I followed in my father’s footsteps and became an electrician. Later I became an electrical engineer, and then an IP attorney. Every twist and turn along the way has made me a better lawyer, says Joseph Maraia of Burns & Levinson.
In "The Jury Crisis," jury consultant and social psychologist Drury Sherrod spotlights the vanishing jury trial, providing a fascinating canary-in-the-coal-mine warning for lawyers, litigants and society at large, says U.S. District Judge Robert Conrad of the Western District of North Carolina.
The 11th hearing in the Federal Trade Commission’s series on competition in the 21st century addressed cross-border cooperation. Rebecca Engrav and Jeremy Keeney of Perkins Coie offer some key takeaways.
A New Jersey federal court recently set the stage for a Robinson-Patman Act trial in Marjam v. Firestone, which may motivate more resellers to challenge manufacturers' unjustified disparate pricing strategies, say attorneys with K&L Gates.
As a former general counsel for both public and private companies, my advice to law firm attorneys who want to attract and keep clients is simple — provide certain legal services for free, says Noel Elfant, founder of General Counsel Practice.
The moment an attorney agrees to serve as an escrow agent for a client, the attorney assumes some of the most important obligations in the legal profession. Significantly, these obligations potentially extend to third parties who are not clients, say Scott Watnik and Michael Contos of Wilk Auslander.
With recent technological advances and a broader acceptance of flexible work arrangements, the opportunity for freelance attorneys is greater than ever, as is the value that this freelance workforce can create for companies, says Ben Levi of InCloudCounsel.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is poised to neuter the European Commission's collective action proposal — intended to let EU consumers challenge corporate misconduct — with a series of debilitating amendments that the Council of the EU must fight back against, says Laura Antonini of the Consumer Education Foundation.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' proposal to lower drug prices by having discounts passed on to patients at the point of sale has been opposed by certain stakeholders in the current rebate system, but their argument is not properly grounded in antitrust law, says Kevin Arquit of Kasowitz.
In Cole’s Wexford Hotel v. Highmark, a Pennsylvania federal court recently wrestled with the practical aspects of implementing the so-called Daubert standard for expert testimony at the class certification stage. There are three important takeaways from the court's holding, says William DeVinney of BakerHostetler.
Increasing the availability of appellate review for multidistrict litigation court decisions on an interlocutory basis could provide valuable guidance to MDL courts and increase their efficiency in resolving cases, says Douglas Smith of Kirkland & Ellis.
The current calls to curb the power of Google, Facebook and Amazon recall an earlier time in American history, when the “bigness” of oil, steel and tobacco was front and center in national politics. And in those debates, the top lawyers of the day had a major voice, says John Oller, author of the new book "White Shoe."
The American Bar Association’s antitrust meeting last week included many sessions addressing consumer protection. Attorneys with Perkins Coie share takeaways from some of the most interesting panels.