Mondaq USA: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Orrick
In April 2014, the European Parliament approved legislation governing antitrust damages actions brought in the national courts of European Union Member States.
McGuireWoods LLP
In 2009, the European Commission found that Intel had abused its dominant position on the worldwide market for x86 CPUs.
Jones Day
Following the opening of its investigation, the Commission requested detailed and voluminous information from the investigated cement manufacturers.
Orrick
The European Union’s General Court dismissed an appeal against a decision of the European Commission to refuse access to documents exchanged with the Spanish competition authority.
WilmerHale
Last week, the EU’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), held that Member State laws may not categorically prohibit consumers from recovering from cartel members damages attributable to purchases from non-cartel participants that—acting independently—were able to charge inflated prices as a result of market-wide price effects from cartel behavior.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia recently issued a Memorandum Opinion dismissing the complaint filed against the power tool industry by SawStop.
McDermott Will & Emery
Andrew Gavil testified on the subject of "Competition and the Potential Costs and Benefits of Professional Licensure" before the House Committee on Small Business.
McDermott Will & Emery
On July 11, 2014, the Northern District of California dismissed one of two federal antitrust claims brought against Chrysler Group LLC under the Robinson-Patman Act, 15 U.S. C. § 13, as well as several state statutory and common law claims.
McDermott Will & Emery
It is a general tenet that competition serves customers well, enabling them to acquire better products at lower prices.
Mayer Brown
One of the most important topics in cartel enforcement today is the extent to which the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act ("FTAIA") limits the extraterritorial reach of the Sherman Act.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) continues to assert itself in the consumer credit card market.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The plaintiffs alleged that they purchased eggs from the defendant egg producing cooperatives.
Foley & Lardner
Steady as clockwork, auto parts investigations around the globe are continuing.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On June 27, 2014, Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia dismissed the complaint filed against the power tool industry by SawStop, LLC.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The FTC enforces federal labeling requirements that require manufacturers, importers, sellers and distributors of certain textile and wool clothing to accurately label their products.
Jones Day
The European Commission has published revised safe harbor rules for agreements that are not deemed to appreciably restrict competition.
Jones Day
The FTC and the Antitrust Division of the DOJ hosted a workshop to explore the economic and legal implications of conditional pricing practices.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The DOJ Antitrust Division obtained over $1 billion in criminal fines in fiscal year 2013 (October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013).
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Auto body repair shops in five states (Florida, Mississippi, Indiana, Utah and Tennessee) filed antitrust actions against a collection of auto insurers.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The multidistrict litigation was consolidated and transferred to Judge Proctor by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in 2013.
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