AARP called on the Third Circuit Friday to knock down the argument from AbbVie Inc. and an affiliate that a district court was not permitted to hit them with a $448 million penalty in an antitrust suit from the Federal Trade Commission over AbbVie’s AndroGel testosterone replacement drug.
States suing to halt Sprint and T-Mobile’s plan to merge into a $56 billion telecom giant asked a New York federal court to force the companies to hand over documents, including recent communications related to their negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Communications Commission and Dish Network Corp.
ADP LLC has demonstrated a "legitimate business interest" in seeking to enforce its restrictive covenant agreements with six former, high-performing sales employees, but certain provisions must be narrowed to avoid being overly burdensome for the ex-workers, a New Jersey state appellate panel said Friday in a published opinion.
A group of 16 major international banks have asked a New York federal judge to dismiss a sprawling lawsuit from nearly 1,300 investment firms and government entities who’ve opted out of class action settlements over alleged forex rigging.
A coalition of 47 state attorneys general said Thursday that generic-drug manufacturers made "threadbare" and "irrelevant" arguments in their request for a Pennsylvania federal judge to dismiss state law claims in multidistrict litigation that alleges price-fixing among the drugmakers.
The U.S. Department of Justice ended months of speculation Friday when it cleared T-Mobile and Sprint’s $56 billion merger, while sparking what’s likely to be a tumultuous battle of wills with the state attorneys general who have sued to block the tie-up and vowed to fight on.
A California federal judge on Thursday threw out a suit over the NFL allowing the Raiders team to move from Oakland to Las Vegas, finding the city has not plausibly alleged it was harmed by the NFL policy and structure that paved the way for the move.
A California federal judge overseeing an international capacitor price-fixing lawsuit told parties on Thursday that the complex litigation offers a good test ground for "hot tubbing," a novel litigation technique whereby experts from both sides sit together in the witness or jury box and jointly present evidence and answer questions.
A former Bear Stearns and Scotia Capital precious metals trader admitted Thursday to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission findings that he engaged in a pattern of spoofing over a nearly decade-long period, settling the regulator’s case the same day he pled guilty to a related criminal charge in New York federal court.
A leading prosthetics manufacturer urged the Federal Trade Commission in oral arguments Thursday to upend the findings of an agency administrative law judge and permit the acquisition of a smaller rival it argued never served as a viable alternative supplier for microprocessor-driven knees.
Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., Chairman of the House Antitrust Subcommittee, sent letters to Facebook, Amazon and Google asking for more clarity on questions that were asked during a hearing last week about technology platforms and market power, after he was dissatisfied with answers the companies gave.
A headphone maker says the Third Circuit should reconsider its decision to reopen a rival’s $600 million antitrust suit against it, saying the ruling effectively blocks judges from using stipulations to keep complex cases focused.
The former CEO of the Banc of California filed a $65 million racketeering lawsuit on Wednesday claiming that his businesses and reputation have suffered from a smear campaign led by convicted fraudster Jason Galanis.
Australia's competition enforcer on Thursday cleared the planned AU$2.3 billion ($1.6 billion) merger of the two biggest car dealership owners in the country after one of the companies agreed to sell locations in an area where they overlap.
USA Cricket wants a Colorado federal judge to toss a suit that alleges it conspired to deny another American cricket group's bid to run a professional league in the country, calling the plaintiffs a "disgruntled losing bidder.
A pair of British drugmakers and a wholesaler may have cut into antitrust laws with a yearslong deal to carve up the market for an antibiotic that treats urinary tract infections, the Competition and Markets Authority said Thursday.
Senators from across the political aisle on Wednesday reintroduced legislation protecting whistleblowers who provide information to the U.S. Department of Justice related to criminal antitrust violations.
The U.K.’s antitrust watchdog on Wednesday threatened to intensify scrutiny of Bauer Media UK’s recent string of local radio purchases unless the company addresses the danger the consolidation could pose to local radio stations’ access to national advertisers.
The European Commission said Thursday that it has signed off a request from Irish authorities under European state aid rules to extend the tenure of the country’s “bad bank” until 2025.
Britain's Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to hear Mastercard's appeal in a proposed £14 billion ($17.5 billion) antitrust lawsuit, allowing the credit card giant to challenge an earlier decision that revived the landmark consumer class action over its swipe fees.
Facebook's $5 billion deal with the Federal Trade Commission creates unprecedented layers of privacy oversight, but also grants the company a liability shield for past misdeeds. Here, Law360 breaks down key takeaways from an arrangement that highlights a split on how aggressively U.S. regulators should police tech giants on privacy.
The Federal Trade Commission pushed back against the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board's bid for a court hearing on its challenge to an enforcement action targeting its fee-setting rules, saying the court should first decide if it has jurisdiction over the case.
Charter Communications has reportedly offered to buy telecom assets from T-Mobile and Sprint, WeWork could hit the public market sooner than expected, and SDIC Power Holdings is said to have tapped banks to help it go public.
SunTrust and BB&T came before the full House Financial Services Committee Wednesday ready to field questions about their $66 billion merger, but the inquiries about whether they were socialists and if they consider immigration officials Nazis were probably less expected.
Groupon Inc. has urged a Nevada federal court to reject a sanctions bid from a Las Vegas skydiving operator accusing the company of monopolizing the market and infringing its intellectual property, rebutting claims that evidence has been destroyed and insisting it doesn’t exist.
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.