Mondaq USA: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Mayer Brown
Cross-border mergers frequently trigger pre-closing antitrust reviews. Such reviews are complex and can be fraught with risk.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Council and European Parliament have finally adopted a Directive on rules governing actions for damages under national law for infringements of competition rules (the "Directive").
Jones Day
Earlier today, the Council of the European Union approved the long-awaited Directive governing actions for damages for infringements of competition rules.
Orrick
The European Commission announced fines totaling €138 million on Infineon, Samsung, Renesas and Philips for breaching Article 101 TFEU.
Orrick
The CJEU rejected an appeal by the YKK Group against the judgment of the General Court that the European Commission had been correct in its decision relating to the fasteners cartel.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
On November 14, 2014, the National Collegiate Athletic Association ("NCAA") filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit challenging a district court’s injunction on the enforcement of NCAA rules barring college athlete compensation as violating the federal antitrust laws.
Morgan Lewis
Pre-closing violations in United States v. Flakeboard & SierraPine provide a reminder of practical rules for handling pre-closing activities without hitting antitrust landmines.
McDermott Will & Emery
On November 13, 2014, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of price-fixing claims against two home brokerage service firms in Kentucky, McMahon Co. and HomeService of America, Inc. Hyland, et al. v. HomeServices of America Inc., et al., case number 12-5947.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Developments in modern antitrust law have made it increasingly difficult for termination of vertical relationships between a supplier and a dealer...
Troutman Sanders LLP
Product hopping accusations continue to make the headlines, most recently after the Attorney General for the State of New York (the "AG") brought an antitrust lawsuit against Actavis, PLC and its subsidiary Forest Laboratories, LLC (collectively "Forest") based on their marketing plans for Namenda ®, a hugely successful drug approved for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Jones Day
The Justice Department is investigating generic drug companies for potential violations of antitrust laws related to sudden spikes in prices for what are usually lower-cost alternatives to brand-name drugs.
McDermott Will & Emery
Further, the association claimed that its rules do not involve a commercial activity, so the Sherman Act should not apply.
Reed Smith
In light of government reports finding high utilization and potential improper Medicare payments associated with repetitive scheduled nonemergent ambulance transports, CMS will test a prior authorization model program for these services.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
As we previously reported, the In re: Nexium trial is the first pay-for-delay trial in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis decision.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
The panel asked numerous questions regarding the fact that the transactions at issue in this litigation occurred abroad.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Today, the Nexium district court will hear arguments on the Ranbaxy defendants’ motion for a mistrial.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On November 7, 2014, the Antitrust Division of the DOJ announced that it had imposed a civil penalty of $3.8M and disgorgement of $1.15M in profits on Flakeboard America Limited for "gun jumping".
Morgan Lewis
The U.S. Department of Justice expects companies to establish compliance programs or risk probation and external corporate monitors in antitrust matters.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Drug manufacturers Impax Laboratories and Lannett Company have come under public scrutiny and, more recently, criminal investigation for their recent generic drug price increases.
WilmerHale
The divergent voices in this symposium can agree on one thing: Robert Bork profoundly influenced the development of modern antitrust law.
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Proskauer Rose LLP
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a circuit split on the crucial issue of who has standing to sue for false advertising under the Lanham Act.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The business of buying, selling, investing in, and arbitraging legal claims continues to grow, and carries with it hidden pitfalls.
McDermott Will & Emery
Joint Ventures/Competitor Collaboration, Naked agreements, Non-poaching, Non-solicitation
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Much has happened since our last post on the Nexium "pay for delay" class action lawsuit. Jury selection began in the District of Massachusetts on Monday, October 20, 2014.
Foley Hoag LLP
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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
FTC Commissioner Julie Brill discussed the agency’s competition and consumer protection priorities in her keynote address last Thursday at the ABA’s Antitrust Fall Forum at the National Press Club in Washington.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
The long trial in United States v. American Express has come to an end: on September 18, 2014, the parties exchanged post-trial briefing and on October 9, 2014, the court held oral argument.
Mayer Brown
Foreign competition authorities have long been concerned about the application of US antitrust law—in particular civil claims for treble damages—to conduct occurring outside the United States.
Jones Day
Earlier today, the Council of the European Union approved the long-awaited Directive governing actions for damages for infringements of competition rules.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
How does a court explain the complicated area of law at the intersection of patent settlements and antitrust law to a group of lay-jurors in the wake of Actavis?
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