Mondaq USA: Anti-trust/Competition Law
McDermott Will & Emery
From April 28 through May 1, the International Competition Network (ICN) held its 2015 annual conference.
Jones Day
The European Union's General Court has adopted new Rules of Procedure and Practice Rules (previously known as "Practice Directions"), which each enter into force on July 1, 2015.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
On Thursday, the European Commissioner for Competition announced a formal investigation into whether Amazon, the largest distributor of e-books in Europe, has abused its dominance in the market for e-books.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Together with the State of Michigan, the United States Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has filed a civil suit against four Michigan hospital systems for allegedly agreeing to limit marketing in each other's territories.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
We have previously posted about United States v. Apple, Inc., a blockbuster trial that ended with Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York concluding that Apple had conspired with five publishing companies to raise the price of e-books.
McGuireWoods LLP
The basic objective of the antitrust laws is to eliminate practices that interfere with free competition.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
North Carolina's Dental Practice Act ("Act") created a State Board of Dental Examiners ("Board") to regulate the practice of dentistry.
On June 22, 2015, in a 6-3 decision in Kimble et al. v. Marvel Enterprises, LLC, 576 U.S. (2015), the United States Supreme Court reaffirmed its holding in Brulotte v. Thys, 379 U.S. 29 (1964)...
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
As we previously reported, the FTC sought a preliminary injunction to block a merger between Sysco and U.S. Foods pending the outcome of its administrative trial challenging the deal.
The U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework is a compliance tool for companies that wish to transfer personal data from the European Union/European Economic Area to the U.S.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Assets sales in bankruptcy proceedings are accomplished pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
The FTC filed a complaint against Cephalon in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on February 12, 2008.
Proskauer Rose LLP
We first addressed the implications of this Rule in August 2012, when it was proposed and introduced for public comment by the FTC.
In late May, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued the first appellate decision addressing the pharmaceutical industry practice called by some "product hopping"...
McDermott Will & Emery
In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice brought suit against Amex alleging that the anti-steering rules were anticompetitive, and, after a seven week trial held during the summer of 2014, District Judge Nicholas Garaufis agreed.
The FTC filed a complaint against Cephalon in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on February 12, 2008.
Foley & Lardner
The Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (FTAIA) was enacted in 1982 to help achieve clarity in the application of U.S antitrust laws to international trade.
Discovery in antitrust cases often involves a search for smoking-gun documents.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
As we previously reported, American Express has appealed the ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, which held in February that AmEx's anti-steering rules violate Section 1 of the Sherman Act.
Barnes & Thornburg
On June 15, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to accept a pair of certiorari petitions challenging two circuit court opinions interpreting restrictions the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvement Act places on Sherman Act claims.
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Actavis manufactures Namenda IR (memantine hydrochloride), which is a drug designed to treat moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
On May 7, 2015, the Supreme Court of California issued an opinion in In re Cipro Cases I & II, a case centered on pay-to-delay settlements between drug makers and generic manufacturers.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Trademark law is part of a larger body of law known as "unfair competition law." In the U.S., we really want everyone to be able to compete freely.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Defendants in the case are foreign manufacturers of capacitors, many of which are based in Japan, and their U.S. subsidiaries.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
What is true of "free" lunches is true also of "free" search: there has to be a catch.
Mayer Brown
The Supreme Court will decide before the end of this Term whether to hear any or all of four important cases that raise recurring questions of class action law that have sharply divided the lower courts.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The European Commission has recently launched an e-commerce sector inquiry.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Whether this test will continue to hold or be further refined will need to await further litigation (or a possible further appeal of this decision).
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has announced its annual revisions to the dollar jurisdictional thresholds in the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the "HSR Act"); the revised thresholds will become effective 30 days after the date of their publication in the Federal Register.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
On Monday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard oral argument in Apple’s appeal in the e-book price-fixing lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice.
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