Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers urged an Alabama federal judge on Thursday to allow for an immediate appeal of a ruling that found they have to face the strict per se standard, which presumes that an alleged plot to divvy up geographic markets by the insurance plans was unlawful.
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BCBS Wants Instant Appeal Of Per Se Ruling In Antitrust MDL

Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers urged an Alabama federal judge on Thursday to allow for an immediate appeal of a ruling that found they have to face the strict per se standard, which presumes that an alleged plot to divvy up geographic markets by the insurance plans was unlawful. Read more »

Magistrate Won't Stay Discovery In TIKD's Antitrust Suit

A Florida magistrate judge said Friday he could not halt discovery in the $11.4 million antitrust suit filed by traffic ticket services startup TIKD against the Florida Bar and a traffic ticket law firm, as he feared doing so would step on the toes of the presiding judge. Read more »

Buyers Can't Bar Testimony In Teva Pay-For-Delay Suit

A Pennsylvania federal judge has cleared Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. to use deposition testimony in an antitrust class action over an alleged pay-for-delay scheme for generic versions of cholesterol drug Niaspan, ruling that the pharmaceutical giant had not weaponized information protected by attorney-client privilege. Read more »

MERGER REVIEW

Sinclair Withheld Info On Divestitures, Cable Group Says

The American Cable Association slammed Sinclair Broadcasting Group for withholding information regarding its plan to divest several broadcast stations in order to bring its proposed merger with Tribune Media Inc. into compliance with media ownership rules, urging the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday to demand more information from the company. Read more »

Securus Looking To Buy Major Prison Calling Rival

The private equity firm that owns prominent prison-phone operator Securus Technologies Inc. may be acquiring one of its dominant competitors from TKC Holdings Inc., recent documents filed with several state public utility commissions indicated. Read more »

INTERNATIONAL

EU Says Irish Credit Union Wind Up Scheme Passes Muster

The European Commission on Friday renewed an Irish scheme that helps to wind up member-owned financial cooperatives in an orderly way, saying it is in line with European Union state aid rules. Read more »

LITIGATION

Monopoly Argument Falls Short In Bid For New Fla. Hospice

A Florida appeals court ruled Friday that despite the presence of a regional monopoly in hospice services in and around Sarasota County, the state's health administrative agency acted within its legal rights when it denied a certificate of need application for a new provider based on other factors. Read more »

Paint Recycler Rebuts Sanctions Bid In Antitrust Row

 A defunct San Francisco-area paint recycler pushed back at attempts to sanction the company for its antitrust suit against a nonprofit paint industry outfit that does similar work, telling a California federal judge that it has plenty of evidence to back its claims. Read more »

PEOPLE

Reed Smith Nabs Ex-Steptoe Partner To Chair Antitrust Group

Reed Smith has bolstered its regulatory enforcement group by snagging a partner from Steptoe & Johnson to help lead its antitrust practice out of its Washington, D.C., office. Read more »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

A Wish For Nonexistent Cheap Drugs Is Not Standing To Sue

The releases of highly effective, highly priced drugs to treat chronic diseases has bred a spate of efforts by activists to disenfranchise drug developers of their patent rights. The Federal Circuit's decision this month in AIDS Healthcare Foundation v. Gilead demonstrates how choosing the wrong venue for your patent challenge can doom it before it even starts, says Nicholas Landau of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. Read more »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

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3 Things You Need To Know When Starting Out In BigLaw

There are numerous opportunities and pitfalls that lie in store for new associates as they enter BigLaw, yet many of the intricacies of navigating the inner workings of a large law firm are not taught in school, leaving many lawyers to fend for themselves to learn by trial and error. Here, BigLaw veterans reflect on some of the actions incoming attorneys can take to make the best of their early days at a firm. Read more »

Ex-BigLaw Atty Convicted Of Wife's Murder Faces Civil Suit

The former Fisher Phillips employment partner sentenced to life in prison earlier this week for the shooting death of his wife has been hit with a civil lawsuit in Georgia state court by the administrator of his wife’s estate. Read more »

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

The European Union’s new data protection regime went into effect, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to loosen regulations for thousands of community banks and regional lenders, and the U.S. Supreme Court sided with employers in class action arbitration cases. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​ Read more »

In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week. Read more »

Getting The Snaps And Tweets Into Evidence

Litigants who proffer data obtained from social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram must authenticate that data before it will be admitted as evidence. Attorneys with Pepper Hamilton LLP examine decisions from Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions to determine whether courts are imposing a more demanding standard for social media data than other documentary evidence. Read more »

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