The Justice Department asked the Third Circuit on Tuesday to nix a lower court's ruling that rejected the agency's effort to block airline booking service company Sabre Corp.'s planned $360 million purchase of Farelogix Inc., even though the companies have already abandoned the deal.
The U.S. Department of Justice has asked the Fourth Circuit for a five-minute slot at an upcoming hearing to challenge arguments made by North Carolina doormaker Jeld-Wen in the manufacturer's appeal of a rival's successful merger challenge.
The Federal Communications Commission resolved three enforcement matters against Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. last week, levying a record-setting $48 million civil penalty against the broadcaster, but left open questions about whether the investigations are truly over.
Connecticut is asking the U.S. Supreme Court not to wade into a discovery dispute between the attorneys general of all 50 states and the host of generic drugmakers that the states have accused of hatching an industry-wide conspiracy to fix prices.
Pork buyers suing Smithfield, Tyson and other major producers over an alleged conspiracy to inflate prices have told a Minnesota federal court that a White House executive order meant to ensure that meatpackers continue operating during the coronavirus pandemic shows the producers can hike prices by reducing output.
An antitrust think tank asked the Ninth Circuit to revive a suit brought by LG and Samsung workers against their employers over a no-poach deal that allegedly discourages salary competition, saying a three-judge panel of the appeals court set too high a bar for bringing private actions against alleged antitrust conspiracies.
HP Inc. has panned a Quanta Computer subsidiary for offering a litany of reasons for not immediately coughing up a $439 million price-fixing judgment and called on a Houston federal judge to sanction the unit $50,000 a day until it complies.
Britain's Supreme Court will hear a landmark appeal on Wednesday in a proposed £14 billion ($17.2 billion) consumer lawsuit against Mastercard over the credit card company's allegedly unfair swipe fees in a case widely seen as a litmus test for the country's opt-out class action regime.
An appellate court ruled on Tuesday that the antitrust watchdog does not have to pay Pfizer and another drug company legal fees it spent defending an £89.4 million ($110 million) case over medication prices, saying the regulator was carrying out its duties.
Prominent bitcoin investor Roger Ver and several other individuals and bitcoin-related entities reinforced their contention Friday that antitrust claims brought by cryptocurrency company United American Corp. should be tossed for failure to plead a conspiracy to "hijack" the Bitcoin Cash network.
The National Association of Realtors and two of its affiliates were hit with an antitrust lawsuit Monday in California federal court by a smaller competitor alleging a new rule prohibiting members from privately marketing properties without using the association's listing service is an illegal abuse of its dominant market position.
A California federal judge refused a second sanctions bid last week in a proposed class action alleging that a group of refineries fixed the price of gasoline, this time holding that while one assertion by fuel buyers against the refiners was "inaccurate," it wasn't "factually baseless."
With much of the country on lockdown, many white collar cases and investigations have slowed considerably, but the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic fallout are expected to bring about a wave of enforcement for activities such as price-gouging and insider trading.
The Second Circuit handed a U.S. subsidiary of German power conglomerate RWE AG a win Monday, affirming a lower court's decision to nix a municipally owned company's subpoena related to a larger merger fight.
Two interest groups concerned with the power wielded by administrative agencies have thrown their support behind a constitutional challenge against the Federal Trade Commission being waged at the Ninth Circuit by police body camera and nonlethal weapon maker Axon Enterprise.
Cathode ray tube buyers that have cut $576.8 million worth of price-fixing settlements with electronics makers have called on the Ninth Circuit to shut down appeals mounted by purchasers left out of the deal, arguing the challengers can't go after deals that aren't yet final.
A French government plan to provide financial guarantees to help small- to mid-size companies continue exporting amid the coronavirus outbreak was cleared by the European Commission on Monday.
Spain's antitrust watchdog has authorized Barceló's acquisition of Globalia's travel agency business in a deal creating one of the largest travel operators in the Spanish hospitality industry, saying the purchase won't adversely affect competition — especially not during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A group of retailers appears set to ask that the Second Circuit revive its antitrust claims targeting American Express' anti-steering rules, after both sides agreed in court filings on Friday that the federal court case is essentially finished.
Quanta Storage Inc. cited conflicts with Taiwanese law and COVID-19 as reasons a Texas federal court should not sanction the company for its failure to turn over all its assets after HP won a $438.7 million judgment against the manufacturer in a price-fixing case.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday cut a pair of state claims from a suit by health care plans and consumers accusing Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals of gaming the generic-drug approval system, finding the plaintiffs did not follow required advance-notice rules.
Congress' top two Democratic leaders were urged by more than two dozen liberal and progressive groups Friday to pass a planned bill that would ban most mergers and acquisitions by companies over a certain size while the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A California federal judge on Friday conditionally granted Sheppard Mullin's request to withdraw as counsel for a Chinese telescope maker who was hit with a $47 million post-trial antitrust judgment after the firm argued that communication has "broken down" and the company hasn't paid its counsel.
A D.C. Circuit panel Friday morning seemed inclined to release financial data on the U.S. Postal Service's struggling international offerings so the public can keep track of efforts to make them profitable, despite USPS' legal fight to keep that information away from competitors.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a new update almost every day lately about how the pandemic is affecting its operations. Meanwhile, coronavirus-related issues also have been in play in court, leading to a patent trial conducted over Zoom, a fight over accessing Roku's source code remotely and more.
Judges have recently rebuked attorneys for wasting judicial resources to resolve minor issues during the COVID-19 crisis, including in a trademark lawsuit over unicorn drawings. But it is unfair to publicly flog lawyers for doing what they are trained to do, says Ronald Minkoff, chairman of Frankfurt Kurnit's professional responsibility group.
While we need to be physically apart at this time, lawyers and firms should be leaning into social media to reinforce and build relationships, and help guide clients through the coronavirus crisis, says marketing consultant Stefanie Marrone.
As unscrupulous sellers try to take advantage of Americans by selling products at unconscionable prices during the coronavirus pandemic, economists at Edgeworth Economics empirically test whether the prices being charged for goods and services rise to the level of price-gouging as defined by various state laws.
Recent Texas state court orders indicate judges are increasingly requiring parties and nonparties to submit to remote depositions amid the pandemic. However, there are inherent drawbacks to such depositions, including limitations on attorneys’ ability to assess witness credibility, says Edward Duffy at Reed Smith.
In this global health and economic crisis, it is essential that lawyers recommit to inclusion, and fight for colleagues, clients, community members and friends who are most at risk, says Dru Levasseur, head of the National LGBT Bar Association's inclusion coaching and consulting program.
Conducting mediation via videoconference amid the ongoing pandemic poses significant challenges, including the difficulty of reading people when you are not with them in person. Daniel Garrie at JAMS shares six tips to overcome the limitations.
The U.S. Department of Justice's recent extradition of a Korean auto parts executive — the third extradition based solely on an antitrust charge — reveals the difficult choices individuals face in deciding whether to defend themselves in a foreign land, but defendants in these cases have other options, say attorneys at BakerHostetler.
To comply with recent guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, companies collaborating with competitors in response to the COVID-19 crisis — particularly high-risk collaborations or exchanges of competitively sensitive information — must demonstrate a legitimate business justification and employ appropriate anti-competition safeguards, say attorneys at K&L Gates.
When your team is working from different locations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, don’t default to just sending emails. Collaboration is much easier when team members are also communicating in real time over the phone or through videoconferences, say William Oxley and Meghan Rohling Kelly at BakerHostetler.
As the judiciary implements telephone and video hearings in response to the coronavirus pandemic, attorneys can deliver effective advocacy by following certain best practices, such as using backup materials and specially preparing witnesses and exhibits, say attorneys at Fish & Richardson.
Remote depositions are a useful tool for meeting discovery deadlines while allowing all parties to stay at home amid the COVID-19 outbreak. But they come with a unique set of challenges, say Eliot Williams and Daniel Rabinowitz at Baker Botts.
Sellers of scarce and in-demand products might try to leverage the COVID-19 crisis to their advantage, and anti-competitive behavior across industries will not always be obvious, say Lauren Weinstein and Jennifer Fischell at MoloLamken.
The American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct require lawyers to be zealous advocates for clients' interests, but how do these rules apply in this unprecedented time of COVID-19? Anne Lockner at Robins Kaplan offers some pointers.
The Israel attorney general's special compulsory license for imported generic versions of Abbvie's patented antiviral drug Kaletra to treat COVID-19 does not provide a right of response, a hearing or direct judicial review, says Ephraim Heiliczer at Pearl Cohen.
The coronavirus crisis is changing the policy and political focus of state attorneys general, as consumer protection actions are rapidly remade, AGs grapple with experimental law, and the Affordable Care Act and internet monopolies get a respite, says Shum Preston, who was senior adviser to former California Attorney General Kamala Harris.