Mondaq USA: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Shearman & Sterling's 2015 Antitrust Annual Review is the firm's third annual edition.
McGuireWoods LLP
The EC is currently investigating under the State aid rules tax ruling practices in Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium.
McGuireWoods LLP
There have been several recent cases in the EU concerning the application of competition law to retail lease restrictions, which are of interest to any landlord or tenant active in the sector in the EU.
McGuireWoods LLP
On 19 March 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down a significant judgment on the application of EU competition law to information exchange between competitors.
McGuireWoods LLP
On 19 March 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down a significant judgment on the application of EU competition law to information exchange between competitors.
Jones Day
The controversy surrounding prolonged proceedings before the General Court arises from its inability to keep pace with an influx of cases that has grown steadily since its establishment in 1989.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The European Court of Justice recently confirmed that pre-pricing communications between competitors involving discussions about price-setting factors, quotation prices and pricing trends...
McGuireWoods LLP
A recent European Commission (EC) fining decision against UK-based broker ICAP confirms that companies which merely facilitate a cartel will be tarred with the same brush as those which actually engage in the cartel.
McDermott Will & Emery
On Thursday, April 9, 2015, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment for AT&T Mobility LLC, Verizon Wireless LLC, T-Mobile USA Inc. and Sprint Corp., in a text messaging price-fixing litigation.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On April 6, 2015, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division announced that David Topkins had pled guilty to a one-count felony charge for conspiring to fix the prices of certain posters sold in the United States.
McDermott Will & Emery
On Wednesday, April 8, 2015, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a district court’s order certifying a class of direct purchasers of blood reagents in a price-fixing suit against Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Assets sales in bankruptcy proceedings are accomplished pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, one of the most important cases on the Court’s docket this term for antitrust and patent law practitioners.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Judge Forrest dismissed the indirect plaintiffs' complaints in August and September 2014 for lack of antitrust standing.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
A major focus of the Ninth Circuit appeal in O'Bannon is the district court's application of NCAA v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, a United States Supreme Court decision from 1984.
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
On February 10, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court decision finding that the merger of two healthcare providers in Idaho violated antitrust laws.
WilmerHale
The antitrust/IP interface continues to raise complex questions and will remain in the spotlight for some time. We may, finally, see an emerging international consensus on the availability of injunctive relief for infringement of declared standard-essential patents.
McGuireWoods LLP
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint on February 19, seeking an injunction to prevent Sysco Corporation's purchase of US Foods Inc.
BakerHostetler
An Oregon federal court recently relied on the so-called umbrella theory of damages to decide that the plaintiffs had an antitrust injury necessary to pursue an injunction.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
St. Luke's Health System and Saltzer Medical Group last week asked the full Ninth Circuit to reconsider its ruling that their merger violated federal antitrust laws.
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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) went head-to-head last week with Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. over whether to make public the names of the declarants relied on by the FTC...
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
A federal judge in Washington, DC ruled last week that the FTC must disclose the names of the individuals it relied on in its bid to block a proposed $3.5 billion merger between Sysco and US Foods.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
This past Wednesday, Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia set a hearing from May 5 through May 8...
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
This is the first in what we expect to be a series of updates on DOJ criminal actions in the cartel area.
Proskauer Rose LLP
A California appellate court rejected DIRECTV’s appeal from a lower court decision finding unenforceable the arbitration clause in consumer contracts.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Two former executives of K-Line pleaded guilty and received prison sentences in February 2015.
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.
Jones Day
Following a jury trial, in September 2012 the Northern District of California federal court convicted AU Optronics, a Taiwan-based producer of liquid crystal displays, and two of its top executives of criminal price fixing.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Assets sales in bankruptcy proceedings are accomplished pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
In this briefing, we highlight some key areas of antitrust enforcement to be prepared for in 2015.
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