Suspending rules that require legacy phone carriers to open their networks to competitors could reduce market distortions and encourage telecoms to invest in network infrastructure, a key telecom trade group has told the Federal Communications Commission.
Stock-lending platform SL-x has accused Bank of America and several other major banks of forcing it out of business, bringing claims in New York federal court on behalf of its subsidiaries after the banks challenged the standing of its holding company in a nearly identical suit.
Blue Cross Blue Shield should have to pursue its claims that Janssen Biotech used "sham" patent infringement litigation to delay generic competition to prostate cancer drug Zytiga in front of the same federal judge who oversaw the patent lawsuit, the drugmaker has argued.
Walmart has filed an antitrust suit in Arkansas federal court claiming that numerous large-scale chicken producers, including Pilgrim's Pride and Koch Foods, conspired for years to jack up prices across the board for broiler chickens by manipulating the poultry markets.
Jackson Hewitt urged a New Jersey federal judge to toss a proposed class action that claims a now-defunct "no-poach" agreement among its franchisees limited mobility and compensation prospects for the company's workers, arguing that units belonging to the same corporation aren't capable of an antitrust conspiracy against the overall market.
Domino’s can’t dodge a lawsuit accusing the pizza restaurant of making its franchises promise not to hire each other’s employees, then misleading the public to believe no such agreement existed, a Michigan federal judge has ruled.
Our latest survey of the largest U.S. law firms shows the barriers to equality for women increase as they rise up the ranks. Here’s our breakdown of the data from this year’s Glass Ceiling Report.
While the latest Glass Ceiling Report again shows marginal gains for women in private practice, some firms are demonstrably forging a path to parity for female attorneys. Here are the law firms leading the way.
Law360 looks at a dozen gender bias suits against law firms to see where their complaints dovetail — and where they veer apart. Together, the suits offer a window into the top gender equity hurdles facing the legal industry.
The $45 million attorney fee bid from the legal team whose March victory barred the NCAA from restricting student athletes' education-related compensation is unreasonable because it seeks pay for "excessive, redundant, and unnecessary" hours worked, the NCAA said in California federal court Friday.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this month permitting iPhone users to bring antitrust claims against Apple has inspired its first follow-on lawsuit against the technology giant over commissions charged on apps on the App Store, with a new complaint filed in California federal court.
France's competition watchdog gave the green light Friday to online media company Webedia's acquisition of audiovisual production company Elephant after the agency for the first time considered the growing role of so-called influencers on internet and social media platforms.
Charles Schwab Corp. and investors in financial instruments tied to the London Interbank Offered Rate on Friday urged the Second Circuit to reinstate claims against a slew of banks over their alleged manipulation of the benchmark, arguing they have proper antitrust standing and that the litigation belongs in U.S. federal courts.
Hilton, Marriott and other leading hotel chains facing an online travel agent's suit accusing them of anti-competitive behavior, including agreeing not to compete for advertising search terms, objected Thursday to a magistrate judge's report and recommendation that the litigation remain in Texas.
The $100 million Qualcomm paid to keep Samsung quiet about the chipmaker’s antitrust violations was rightfully disclosed and should not be confidential, a California federal judge ruled in denying Samsung’s bid to reseal settlement details after they were disclosed May 22 in an antitrust case.
A group including restaurants, caterers and other commercial food preparers told a California federal court on Friday that they have netted a $6.5 million deal with Chicken of the Sea to end their claims over the company's alleged part in a scheme to fix the price of canned tuna.
Six Senate Democrats have called on the Federal Communications Commission and Justice Department to put the brakes on the commission's review of the megamerger between Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile in order to ask for public input on concessions the mobile giants have offered to win federal approval.
A McKesson Corp. shareholder claims the drug distributor's directors benefited from a "massive insider trading binge" while participating in an industrywide conspiracy to drive up the prices of generic drugs, in a suit removed to California federal court Thursday.
TPG Telecom and Vodafone on Friday made good on a promise to challenge Australia’s antitrust authority’s finding that their AU$15 billion ($10.4 billion) combination would kill competition in the country’s mobile services market.
Santander is refunding £1.4 million ($1.8 million) of charges levied on approximately 20,000 customers after the bank failed to warn them that their accounts had become overdrawn, the U.K.’s antitrust regulator said Friday.
Prime Minister Theresa May announced Friday that she will resign as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7 after facing a backlash from lawmakers over her latest attempt to win support for her much-maligned Brexit withdrawal agreement.
Uber is trying to influence potential jurors by sending emails and running advertisements touting its safety, Boston-area taxi companies told a Massachusetts federal judge Wednesday, arguing Uber riders shouldn't serve as jurors if their suit over the ride-hailing service's pricing and other business practices goes to trial.
The European Commission rightly cleared Vodafone and Liberty Global's creation of their VodafoneZiggo joint venture supplying mobile, internet and television service in the Netherlands, Europe's top appeals court ruled Thursday, rejecting a challenge to the clearance.
The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday that despite an increase in the number of settlements between branded and generic-drug makers in 2016, fewer deals included the types of reverse payments that are likely to be anticompetitive.
The U.K.'s competition watchdog announced Thursday it plans to officially make a draft order blocking Sainsbury's planned £7.3 billion ($9.24 billion) acquisition of Walmart Inc. unit Asda, and is inviting comments on the draft until June 24.
We recently hatched a plan to test whether litigators could get blockchain ledger entries into evidence under the existing Federal Rules of Evidence, and we found a federal judge willing to help us, say attorneys Justin Steffen, Andrew Hinkes, Lisa Braganca, Christopher Veatch, Kashan Pathan and Jimmie Zhang.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature John Yoshimura, chief operating officer at McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Antitrust treatment of so-called “no-poach” agreements is evolving, and the biggest development over the past few months has been the U.S. Department of Justice’s targeted advocacy in several ongoing lawsuits, say attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
Organizations should seek to avoid discrimination, but they should also be wary of the idea that diverse teams function better than nondiverse teams, because this reasoning lacks evidence and can lead to a slippery slope, says J.B. Heaton of J.B. Heaton Research LLC.
Recent case law reveals that courts vary widely in their approaches to shifting the costs and fees incurred in responding to a Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 45 subpoena. Nonparties responding to such requests should consider certain district court trends, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton LLP.
"Echo of Its Time" is the story of Nebraska’s federal district court from statehood in 1867 to the demise of Prohibition in 1933. Professors John Wunder and Mark Scherer have written an objective, unsentimental and insightful history, layered with context and rich in character study, says U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp of the District of Nebraska.
Lawyers involved in a mass tort must make difficult decisions concerning the potential size of the claimant pool, the expected percentage of qualifying cases, the likelihood of a settlement and more. Data analytics can help guide mass tort strategies and yield better outcomes, say Deb Zonies and Mark Zabel of litigation support services provider Verus LLC.
Many think that injunctions should not be allowed in standard-essential patent cases, but in order to protect the incentive to innovate, all owners of all patents need to be able to exercise their constitutional right to exclude, says Ken Stanwood, chief technology officer at WiLAN Inc.
Anthony Scaramucci is probably best known for the 11 days he spent as White House director of communications in 2017. But when White and Williams LLP attorney Randy Maniloff sat down to chat with "the Mooch," he was interested in hearing a different story.
Americans deserve legislation that addresses the costs of prescription drugs, but the compulsory licensing rules proposed by some members of Congress would discourage investment in the discovery of new life-saving drugs, says Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C.
A recent Federal Trade Commission enforcement action involving a vertical merger between Staples Inc. and Essendant Inc. highlighted the intensifying debate regarding vertical integration's competitive benefits and harms, as well as starkly divergent views between individual commissioners on merger review, say Daniel Hemli and Jacqueline Java at Bracewell LLP.
Paul Manafort's attorneys recently filed a court document containing incompletely redacted information, highlighting the need for attorneys to become competent at redaction — or at least at verifying that redaction has been performed correctly. Failure to do either could be construed as legal malpractice, says Byeongsook Seo of Snell & Wilmer LLP.
Even as a child in war-torn Iran, I began to develop a sense of justice and a desire for equality and the rule of law. These instincts ultimately guided me to become a federal prosecutor, and now a partner in private practice, says Raymond Aghaian of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.
Determining whether and to what extent your legal team should invite a PR agent into privileged communications requires weighing many factors — including the unsettled and evolving case law on whether such involvement destroys privilege protection and creates discoverable, usable evidence, says Jeffrey Schomig of WilmerHale.
Over the last year, energy transactions continued to represent a significant focus of merger enforcement activity, and energy-related private antitrust litigation remained active, say attorneys with Vinson & Elkins LLP.