Mondaq USA: Anti-trust/Competition Law
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The European Commission announced fines totaling €138 million on Infineon, Samsung, Renesas and Philips for breaching Article 101 TFEU.
Orrick
The CJEU rejected an appeal by the YKK Group against the judgment of the General Court that the European Commission had been correct in its decision relating to the fasteners cartel.
Orrick
On Sept. 11, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union rejected MasterCard’s appeal against the General Court’s 2012 judgment.
Orrick
On Sept. 11, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union upheld an appeal by Groupement des Carte Bancaires against a General Court judgment.
Orrick
The European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker nominated Margrethe Vestager for the position of new EU Competition Commissioner.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The European Commission launched a public consultation on proposals to improve merger control at the EU level with the publication of a White Paper.
BakerHostetler
A federal district court ruled that claims of "good faith reliance on counsel" were not sufficient to maintain a Capper-Volstead affirmative defense to the antitrust laws.
Mayer Brown
Foreign competition authorities have long been concerned about the application of US antitrust law—in particular civil claims for treble damages—to conduct occurring outside the United States.
McDermott Will & Emery
The Department of Justice issued its first business review letter since issuing jointly with the FTC the Agencies’ Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing of Cybersecurity Information.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
The Canada Supreme Court has ruled that civil antitrust plaintiffs may receive wire-tap evidence obtained in the criminal investigation into an alleged price-fixing scheme.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
The current debate over whether Amazon holds the power of a monopolist or a monopsonist is likely to be narrowed to one question in a court room: What is the relevant product market that Amazon is allegedly dominating?
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On October 14, 2014, Bruce Colbath and Sheppard Mullin presented the ABA Antitrust Section, Consumer Protection SubCommittee September 2014 Monthly Consumer Protection Update.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
On October 23, 2014, the Second Circuit agreed to hold an appeal in abeyance until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on an issue of appellate procedure in Gelboim v. Bank of America Corp. (formerly known as In re LIBOR-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation).
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The U.S. Department of Justice announced that a cyber intelligence data-sharing platform known as TruSTAR, developed by CyberPoint International, LLC, passed antitrust muster.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Much has happened since our last post on the Nexium "pay for delay" class action lawsuit. Jury selection began in the District of Massachusetts on Monday, October 20, 2014.
McDermott Will & Emery
The Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied a motion for reconsideration brought by members and affiliates of the former Eastern Mushroom Marketing Cooperative.
Orrick
For some time, many in the antitrust community have expressed concerns about how China is enforcing its antitrust laws against foreign companies.
Orrick
China’s National Development and Reform Commission announced that it had instructed the Jilin Province Price Bureau to impose fines totaling 114 million RMB on three cement companies.
Orrick
Hubei Price Bureau announced that it recently imposed a fine of 249 million RMB on FAW-Volkswagen Sales Company Ltd. and a fine of 30 million RMB on eight Hubei Audi dealers.
Holland & Knight
On November 13, 2014, the Seventh Circuit will hear oral arguments on a motion for rehearing in Motorola Mobility LLC v. AU Optronics Corp. et al.
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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
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.
Fenwick & West LLP
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the specialty pharmaceutical company Forest Laboratories and its new owner, Actavis.
Orrick
A recent antitrust enforcement decision by the DOJ has introduced a new and unprecedented risk into efforts by private equity firms to manage their portfolio companies.
Mayer Brown
Compliance with US antitrust laws requires firms to consider not only conduct that falls within the scope of the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act, but also conduct that may violate the Federal Trade Commission Act (the "Act"), particularly Section 5.
Orrick
For some time, many in the antitrust community have expressed concerns about how China is enforcing its antitrust laws against foreign companies.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The Tenth Circuit recently affirmed both class certification and one of the largest verdicts issued in the U.S. this year, denying Dow Chemical Company’s appeal.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Tyco Healthcare Group LP and Mallinckrodt, Inc. own several patents directed to temazepam (brand name Restoril), a drug used to treat insomnia.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Our first post in this series was titled "What Is a Reverse Payment?"
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.
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