The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking permission from the Ninth Circuit to participate in oral arguments set for late July in SmileDirectClub's appeal in its case accusing members of California's dental board of orchestrating a harassment campaign to keep it from operating in the Golden State.
Huntington Bancshares Inc. and TCF Financial Corp. received approval from banking regulators for their planned $22 billion merger after cutting a deal with the Justice Department to sell around a dozen branches in Michigan over competition concerns.
A proposed class of parents and caregivers who've accused Actavis of violating antitrust laws by delaying alternatives to its attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medication Intuniv have asked a Massachusetts federal judge to preliminarily approve a $1.1 million settlement with the drugmaker.
Former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu said Tuesday that the U.S. is facing numerous challenges in counteracting China's theft of American intellectual property, and suggested that the new administration devote more effort to preserving its role as the global leader in technology.
The Senate on Tuesday narrowly confirmed President Joe Biden's nomination of Kristen Clarke to lead the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division after Republicans decried her call for "defunding aspects of policing."
Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr has called for behemoths of the internet such as Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime to make contributions toward federally funded network expansion efforts just like phone companies do.
A new Florida law will forbid social media companies from deplatforming political candidates and will revoke tax incentives for those that violate new antitrust laws, raising First Amendment and federal preemption concerns.
The United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Authority announced Tuesday that it's investigating a planned $39 billion merger between Swedish-British coronavirus vaccine producer AstraZeneca and U.S. drugmaker Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
An attorney with nearly 20 years of commercial litigation experience has joined the Philadelphia office of Holland & Knight LLP, the firm said Monday.
A discount mattress brand is urging the Eighth Circuit to rethink a recent trademark ruling that endorsed the disputed doctrine of "initial interest confusion," warning that the court had made "a single click actionable."
The Attorney General of the District of Columbia sued Amazon Inc. on Tuesday, accusing the e-commerce giant of stifling competition through contracts with sellers on its platform, resulting in higher prices for consumers and reducing innovation for online retail marketplaces.
A California federal judge appeared skeptical Monday of both sides' arguments at the close of Epic Games' high-profile antitrust trial over Apple's 30% App Store commissions, saying Apple's anti-steering provisions "seem anticompetitive," but she's "concerned" Epic is just trying to get out of paying for Apple's intellectual property.
Tyson will be the first to settle out of dual price-fixing lawsuits against turkey producers, agreeing to pay wholesalers and distributors $4.62 million and provide "meaningful cooperation" against its peers in litigation by the direct purchaser plaintiffs.
German automakers including Audi and BMW urged the Ninth Circuit not to revive a case from car dealers alleging they violated U.S. antitrust law by conspiring to reduce innovation and fix steel prices, contending the claims grew from "sensationalized" news articles.
Fifteen-year-old soccer sensation Olivia Moultrie scored a win Monday when an Oregon federal judge temporarily blocked the National Women's Soccer League's age restriction, granting the teen a window in which she could be drafted by a professional squad.
Eli Lilly and Co. says that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shouldn't be able to punish it for not offering drug discounts to pharmacies that contract with hospitals in low-income areas, saying the government is trying to find a way around a legal challenge launched by the drugmaker.
A former JPMorgan Chase & Co. foreign currency trader convicted of price-fixing told the Second Circuit that a lower bar for conviction should not be applied to his criminal case just because the government says so.
Plaintiffs' complex litigation firm Korein Tillery has hired as a partner in its Chicago office a former federal prosecutor with more than a decade of experience trying high-stakes cases, the firm announced.
Facebook can't use Google's win against advertisers and publishers that challenged its digital advertising business as a way to escape parallel antitrust lawsuits, the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general told a D.C. federal judge Friday.
The European Union's competition watchdog is expected to scale back allegations against BMW AG over suspected collusion to keep emissions-reducing technology off the market, according to an announcement issued by the auto giant.
Holland & Knight LLP's inadequate communication left a former client on the hook in a $369 million judgment from a business dispute, a lawsuit filed in Florida state court Monday alleges.
U.S. energy companies Cabot Oil & Gas and Cimarex Energy plan to combine in a roughly $17 billion merger of equals led by respective legal advisers Baker Botts and Wachtell, the companies said Monday.
As Epic Games Inc.'s high-stakes antitrust bench trial against Apple Inc. nears its end, experts told Law360 that an Epic win could mark a shift in antitrust law in favor of plaintiffs suing technology giants, while potentially opening the door for a "Wild West" in smartphone security.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday certified a class of investors accusing Endo International PLC of artificially inflating its stock price, likening the impact of the pharmaceutical company's alleged misrepresentations to King Philip's multilayered betrayal in Giuseppe Verdi's "Don Carlo."
All eyes were on Epic's high-stakes antitrust trial against Apple on Friday as Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stand to tough questions from U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who called Apple's 30% app commission "troubling" and asked Cook "what's the problem" with giving consumers other purchasing options.
While drug buyers are arguing to the Seventh Circuit that AbbVie's Humira drug patent thicket is anti-competitive, those claims are misguided, because creating a robust patent portfolio around a product in fact promotes innovation and competition, say Joanna Brougher at BioPharma Law and law student Andrew Kingsbury.
While a recent New Jersey ethics opinion rightly concluded that an attorney cannot claim an ethics violation when opposing counsel replies all to a group email including clients, it runs counter to stances taken by other states and presents new dangers of confidentiality breaches and unfiltered messages to opposing parties, says Roger Plawker at Pashman Stein.
As parties in the Folgers Coffee Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation prepare to argue why the case should be held in their respective home states, the weight the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation gives to different factors in reaching its decision will be of interest to all MDL practitioners, says Alan Rothman at Sidley.
In "Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free,” U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff catalogues the many ways our criminal justice system is broken, and in doing so, gives the public an intimate look into the thoughts, reasoning and personal experiences of a renowned federal judge, says Third Circuit Judge Stephanos Bibas.
As financial regulators increase scrutiny on special purpose acquisition companies, SPAC sponsors and their prospective targets need to be aware that the merger following the initial public offering — the de-SPAC — may be subject to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States' jurisdiction and may even trigger a mandatory filing, say attorneys at Kirkland.
Attorneys and law firms often look to cast the widest net possible and maximize online impressions, when they should be focusing their digital marketing efforts on fewer, better-qualified prospects, says Guy Alvarez at Good2BSocial.
A recent Federal Trade Commission report on its enforcement role suffers from a striking lack of ambition, when the agency should be pushing for legally binding global rules that bring coherence and order to international competition law, says Aurelien Portuese at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
Recent federal antitrust enforcement actions that halted Visa's purchase of Plaid and Procter & Gamble's acquisition of Billie should serve as a warning that companies in all sectors can expect close scrutiny of deals involving nascent competitors, and regulatory emphasis that extends beyond market shares and market concentration, says Jessica Michaels at Mayer Brown.
If your opposing counsel is a so-called Rambo litigator, there are ways to turn their scorched-earth litigation tactics and ad hominem attacks into assets that favor your client, says Margeaux Thomas at Thomas Law.
As an increasing number of standard-essential patent cases turn on whether a manufacturer is willing to pay a fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory royalty for SEPs, Jorge Contreras at the University of Utah identifies conduct that typically indicates willingness or unwillingness, as well as conduct that should be viewed as indeterminate.
Recent changes narrowing high-risk sector definitions in the U.K.’s planned merger-review laws will make it easier to assess whether a merger or acquisition poses a national security threat that triggers mandatory notification, a critical change given the severe consequences of a failure to do so when required, say attorneys at Kirkland.
The U.K. Supreme Court recently directed MasterCard v. Merricks back to the Competition Appeal Tribunal after clarifying the tests for class action certification, likely resulting in a green light for the action and a review of the regime-specific costs and funding models of the opt-out class action, says Andy Ellis at Practico.
The particular tasks for which a law firm client can expect to be billed have become unpredictable in the era of COVID-19, making flat fees and other alternative fee arrangements more attractive for both in-house and outside counsel, says Jessica Hodkinson at Panasonic.
President Joe Biden's selections for key health posts, all key architects behind the Affordable Care Act, shed light on how the administration will approach issues ranging from health equity to rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, say Miranda Franco and Suzanne Joy at Holland & Knight.
Justice Clarence Thomas’ unexpected use of a new citation format in the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Brownback v. King opinion is the most notable citation change in the court's writing in 25 years, and could inspire receptiveness for other innovations in legal writing and beyond, says Carrie Garrison at Porter Wright.