Mondaq USA: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The case was originally filed by U.S. Steel naming numerous Chinese steel manufacturers and distributors as the Respondents.
Jones Day
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice have published for public comment proposed Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation ("2016 Proposed Guidelines").
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
A significant motivation for Leave voters in the UK referendum was the perception that too much national power had been devolved to the EU...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The U.S. Antitrust Agencies (the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission) recently issued a document entitled "Antitrust Guidance For Human Resource Professionals"...
Two recent enforcement actions are reminders that there are antitrust risks to be addressed after the deal is signed and even after it has closed.
Thompson Coburn LLP
Which came first: the chicken or the egg? We may never know the answer to this age-old question. But when it comes to allegations of price-fixing in the poultry and egg industries, at least...
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
On October 20, 2016, the"DOJ" and "FTC" jointly issued guidance on the application of U.S. antitrust laws to human resource functions related to employee recruitment and compensation.
The Seventh Circuit's decision in Motorola Mobility v. AU Optronics – which blocked a U.S. parent's Sherman Act claim based on its foreign subsidiary's purchases...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals issued by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on October 20, 2016 is not a change in law...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
This term the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the consolidated cases of Visa Inc. v. Osborn and Visa Inc. v. Stoumbous and will consider whether ATM fee rules adopted by joint ventures...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
"Going forward, the DOJ intends to proceed criminally against naked wage-fixing or no-poaching agreements."
Morgan Lewis
The DOJ will now treat wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements criminally.
Last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) issued their Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals.
Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
On October 20, 2016, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission ("the agencies") jointly issued Antitrust Guidance for Human Resources Professionals.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Tesla's fight to sell its popular electronic cars directly to consumers, rather than through independent dealers, recently took a decidedly more aggressive turn.
Andrews Kurth LLP
The agencies also caution that the mere sharing of information about the terms and conditions of employment can run afoul of the antitrust laws.
On Sept. 28, 2016, in Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Warner Chilcott Public Limited Co. (Doryx),[1] the Third Circuit affirmed the lower court's grant of summary judgment rejecting antitrust claims brought against Warner Chilcott for alleged "product hopping" with respect to its drug Doryx (delayed-release doxycycline hyclate).
McDermott Will & Emery
Continuing an active first half of 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Department of Justice (DOJ) have challenged several large mergers and acquisitions.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
The Antitrust Division of the DOJ and the FTC issued joint guidance for human resource professionals to help educate and inform them about how the antitrust laws apply to employee hiring and compensation.
Cold call, Human Relations, Invitation to collude, No hire, No poach, Non-solicitation, Personnel, Wage fixing
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The Federal Trade Commission's recently announced proposed settlement of its challenge of CentraCare Health's acquisition of St. Cloud Medical Group (SCMG) is doubly noteworthy.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Your client is sued for failure to pay on a contract and says it shouldn't have to pay because the prices were fixed by a cartel or that it was strong-armed into paying for a "bundle" of services or distribution channels even though it only wanted a subset of the bundle. Is that a defense?
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
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Andrews Kurth LLP
The agencies also caution that the mere sharing of information about the terms and conditions of employment can run afoul of the antitrust laws.
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