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.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Amazon and the publisher Hachette are engaged in a fierce dispute over the pricing of e-books sold by Amazon.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
A pair of putative class actions has been filed in the past two weeks charging Panasonic, Samsung, and other electronics manufacturers with forming a cartel to boost prices in the sagging market for certain electronics capacitors.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Last Thursday, Judge Kevin McNulty in the District of New Jersey issued a 69-page opinion explaining his sua sponte dismissal of the putative class action complaint in Animal Science Products, Inc. v. China Minmetals Corp., which alleges a horizontal price-fixing scheme by a cartel of Chinese magnesite exporters.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
On June 4, 2014, the Second Circuit issued its decision in Lotes Co., Ltd. v. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., an important ruling on the reach of the U.S. antitrust laws to foreign conduct.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
The news is filled with stories about government investigations into possible violations of the antitrust laws: ..
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
On June 27, the trial in O’Bannon v. NCAA concluded following 15 days of testimony.
McGuireWoods LLP
On July 1, the Seventh Circuit agreed to rehear a $3.5 billion antitrust lawsuit by Motorola Mobility LLC against several electronics manufacturers.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The State Council has released the Several Opinions on Promoting Fair Competition and Maintaining Regular Order in the Market on July 8, 2014.
Mayer Brown
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled charges that two of the leading online barcode resellers violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by inviting competitors to collude and raise prices for barcodes sold over the Internet.
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.
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After almost half a dozen years of investigating Partners HealthCare’s contracting practices, Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley announced a "final resolution".
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The Federal Trade Commission has announced its annual revisions to the dollar jurisdictional thresholds in the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
In February, 2007, Lubrizol Corporation made a "merger to monopoly" acquisition of the assets of a competitor.
McGuireWoods LLP
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a decision on the scope of the state-action doctrine, which exempts state actors from federal antitrust scrutiny.
Jones Day
The European Commission adopted new Guidelines on State aid in the field of environmental protection and energy for 2014-2020.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Supreme Court granted a petition to hear an appeal by several companies contending that antitrust claims filed against them were precluded by the Natural Gas Act.
Foley & Lardner
Steady as clockwork, auto parts investigations around the globe are continuing.
McGuireWoods LLP
The Eighth Circuit vacated an order of summary judgment in favor of defendants SuperValu, Inc., and C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
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