A D.C. Circuit panel on Tuesday rejected the U.S. Department of Justice's bid to block AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner, likely dealing the final blow to the Trump administration's efforts to undo the blockbuster media merger.
A California federal judge has allowed Qualcomm to pursue its counterclaim in an antitrust suit that Apple forfeited rights to favorable licensing terms for smartphone technology.
Despite leveling its third major fine against Google for abusing its market power, the European Commission is far from done with the search engine giant.
The U.S. Department of Transportation needs to be more transparent about how it decides whether to hand out antitrust immunity to airlines seeking to make alliances, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report released Wednesday.
An Illinois federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a proposed class action against Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott and other hotel giants over allegations the companies have an anti-competitive agreement to avoid advertising against each other via search engines.
European Union leaders said Thursday that Britain will be allowed to delay its departure from the bloc until May 22 on the condition that the government's withdrawal agreement gains parliamentary approval in the U.K. next week.
Allergan PLC said a group that claims the company's anti-competitive methods caused it to overpay for its ulcerative colitis drug should not get a second chance at class certification after the First Circuit knocked down its first attempt.
South Korea’s competition enforcer on Thursday reduced by around $40 million a fine it slapped on Qualcomm a decade ago for allegedly abusing its dominance by offering rebates to manufacturers for patent royalties when they used Qualcomm’s chips.
The European Union published new rules Thursday for screening inbound foreign investments that go into effect next month, following the same overall structure of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
Target Corp. and two food distributors on Thursday cut loose Chicken of the Sea from sprawling multidistrict litigation in California federal court, agreeing to resolve allegations that the packaged seafood producer fixed prices for canned tuna.
Europe’s competition watchdog approved Spirit’s $650 million acquisition of Asco after Spirit had offered commitments to alleviate the regulator's concerns, particularly for the supply of aerospace equipment.
Enforcing intellectual property rights in health care and ensuring competition to everyone’s benefit — especially finding ways to control skyrocketing prescription drug costs — has emerged as a priority at the Federal Trade Commission, a Republican member of the body said Wednesday.
A California judge Wednesday said she's ready to grant preliminary approval to Sara Lee's $14.5 million settlement ending claims that it illegally fixed the prices independent distributors could charge for its baked goods but said fees owed to a former attorney for the distributors need to be resolved first.
Figuring out what constitutes a manageable workload for the nation’s district judges is no simple task. Getting the judiciary the resources it needs is even harder.
The Western District of Louisiana is supposed to have seven district judges. But for a year, most of the courthouses were operating without a single Article III judge. As usual, magistrate judges picked up the slack.
Two South Korean petroleum and refinery companies have agreed to plead guilty and pay $126 million in criminal fines and civil damages for rigging bids on defense fuel supply contracts, the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust chief said Wednesday.
Nexstar Media Group said Wednesday it has reached deals to sell 19 TV stations totaling $1.32 billion to resolve regulators’ antitrust concerns about its proposed megadeal to buy Tribune Media Co.
The D.C. Circuit’s handling of the AT&T-Time Warner trial last summer doesn’t set an ideal example for how courts should analyze mergers for anti-competitive harms, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division head said Wednesday, prompting criticism from one Federal Communications Commission member who said the DOJ's current benchmarks "stink."
Qualcomm can't be allowed to block any mention of separate antitrust actions from its upcoming multibillion-dollar trial against Apple over the chipmaker's licensing practices, Apple told a California federal judge Wednesday.
The Federal Trade Commission doesn’t consider the size of companies when examining whether a past merger was a bad idea, but instead focuses on what future the individual companies would have had absent the merger, the agency’s chairman said Wednesday.
The Federal Trade Commission will go after advertisers who make misleading claims about their products with renewed force, Chairman Joseph Simons said Wednesday at an advertising law conference in Washington, D.C.
The fight by many Democrats to push competition policy in a more populist direction helped spark a row at the Federal Trade Commission this week when members traded barbs over the agency’s split decision allowing Staples and its private equity backer to acquire office supply company Essendant.
The total value of fines levied by global enforcers for cartel conduct last year dropped slightly compared to 2017, but antitrust authorities still doled out significant penalties over both domestic and international activity, according to a report released Thursday by Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch on Monday floated the idea of overruling the high court’s landmark Illinois Brick decision, which limits federal antitrust standing to direct purchasers, during oral arguments in a case accusing Apple Inc. of monopolizing the market for apps sold on its devices.
The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous ruling on Wednesday in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP removes nearly all activities taken by creditors seeking nonjudicial foreclosure of liens and mortgages from the ambit of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, says John Baxter of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.
These days, a popular theme in media is that lawyers' jobs will be taken by robots. However, based on the tech issues discussed at the South by Southwest technology conference in Austin, Texas, last month, robots may in fact need lawyers, says Nick Abrahams of Norton Rose Fulbright.
When the issue of the per se rule for criminal Sherman Act trials reaches the U.S. Supreme Court in the near future, the justices will take different approaches, but the rule will fall, says former federal prosecutor Robert Connolly.
You passed the bar exam and are ready for the character and fitness committee interview. Time to think about how to discuss that minor incident in college, that misdemeanor in high school or that mental health issue that you have totally under control, says Richard Maltz of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC.
The Delaware Chancery Court's decision last week in Vintage v. Rent-A-Center is a stark reminder that courts will enforce the terms of a merger agreement as written. The issue to watch is whether Rent-A-Center will be entitled to the reverse termination fee, say attorneys at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Though general propositions of antitrust appear to pose serious threats to the Federal Trade Commission's case against Qualcomm in the Northern District of California, a closer look shows how Qualcomm's use of its patents has distorted the competitive process, says Thomas Cotter of the University of Minnesota Law School.
My initial reaction to "Doing Justice" was that author Preet Bharara may have bitten off more than he could chew — an accusation leveled against him when he served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York — but I found the book full of helpful gems, says U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant of the Southern District of California.
Private plaintiffs seeking to bolster their price-fixing complaints by citing government investigations or guilty pleas concerning different markets should consider instructive decisions from the Auto Parts, Generic Drugs, and SRAM and Flash Memory litigations, say William Reiss and Dave Rochelson of Robins Kaplan LLP.
Though most experts believe that an imminent recession is unlikely, slowdown fears are increasing. Now is the time for firms to consider how to best leverage their communications and marketing teams to lessen impacts from a potential economic slowdown, says Tom Orewyler of Tom Orewyler Communications LLC.
The U.S. Department of Justice and the Washington state Attorney General’s Office have filed amicus briefs in three class actions challenging several fast-food restaurant chains' "no-poach" agreements. Jon Jacobs and Thomas Boeder of Perkins Coie LLP, alumni of these two organizations, explain the extent to which the two briefs conflict.