Mondaq USA: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Foley & Lardner
Recent U.S. and international antitrust developments will have important implications in 2015 for the automotive industry.
Mayer Brown
Not too long ago, many countries—perhaps even most countries—either did not criminalize cartel conduct or did not enforce the laws prohibiting cartels.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
On December 5, 2014, the Official Journal of the European Union published the European Commission's new directive on antitrust damages in civil actions.
McGuireWoods LLP
On 26 November 2014, the EU General Court (the EU’s second-highest court) upheld a EUR2.5 million fine imposed by the European Commission for obstructing an EC dawn raid.
Orrick
On Nov. 10, 2014, the Council of the European Union formally adopted a Directive on antitrust damages actions.
Orrick
On Nov. 12, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgment in Guardian v. European Commission. Guardian, fined €148 million (US$184 million) by the Commission in 2007 for its participation in the "Flat glass" cartel, asked the CJEU to set aside the General Court’s judgment dismissing the company’s original appeal to have its fine reduced.
Orrick
In its judgment of Nov. 25, 2014, the General Court of the European Union rejected arguments put forward by Orange disputing the proportionality and necessity of decisions by the European Commission requiring Orange to undergo inspections. Orange, the subject of a Commission inspection in July 2013, had argued that the Commission did not have the right to order the inspection since the French Competition Authority had already investigated identical allegations and found Orange’s conduct to be in
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a highly anticipated decision in a LIBOR-based antitrust class action suit allowing a plaintiff to immediately take a direct appeal from an order dismissing that plaintiff’s complaint ..
Jones Day
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has issued the 2015 adjustments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") Act thresholds, which are used to determine when a transaction triggers premerger reporting requirements.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The Federal Trade Commission has announced revised thresholds for interlocking directorates required under Section 8 of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. § 19(a)(5)). The revised thresholds took effect January 21, 2015.
McDermott Will & Emery
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced increased thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR)...
Foley & Lardner
Revised thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. § 18a) (HSR) and Section 8 of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. § 19) were published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2015.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The Federal Trade Commission has announced revised jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ("the Act"), as amended.
Holland & Knight
Revised thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR) have been announced by the Federal Trade Commission, effective for transactions closing on or after Feb. 20, 2015.
Proskauer Rose LLP
January is a good time to take stock of compliance programs and set aside dated opinions and guidance to avoid relying on old rules, and antitrust is no exception to that
McDermott Will & Emery
On January 12, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals refused Motorola Mobility LLC's petition for a rehearing en banc of its price-fixing claims against foreign manufacturers of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels.
Mayer Brown
On January 15, 2015, the US Federal Trade Commission announced new thresholds relating to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, 15 U.S.C. § 18a.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
As we reported earlier, the jury in In re: Nexium found that AstraZeneca had violated the antitrust laws by acting to keep generics off the market but that no generic would have been introduced earlier in the market even without the violation.
Dentons (US)
Acquisitions valued between $76.3 million and $305.1 million are reportable based on the size of the acquiring person and the size of the acquired person.
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.
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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.
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As 2014 came to a close, several significant insurance industry transactions were announced that, if completed, will likely reshape several segments of the insurance industry in 2015.
Jones Day
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has settled two, unrelated cases alleging that the ethical codes of professional associations violated the antitrust laws.
WilmerHale
The 25th US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT)—an annual, high-level economic summit—took place December 16-17, 2014 in Chicago, with US and joint China-US "Fact Sheets" released afterwards listing China's commitments.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
On December 19, trade officials from the United States and China wrapped up a three-day trade conference in Chicago.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Several minor league baseball players have filed an antitrust class action against Major League Baseball, alleging that MLB and its teams operate as a cartel to impose restrictive contracts on minor league players.
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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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