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Nov 22, 2017

AT&T suit may herald a new antitrust era – or Trumpian pique

NEW YORK — The Trump administration’s decision to oppose the $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger may be clouded by suspicions of political influence. But considered on its merits, it could mark a significant departure in antitrust policy, one that might block or modify a broader set of mergers found to harm consumers. The move disconcerted […]

Jul 3, 2017

Facebook’s small print might be antitrust’s next big target

Facebook’s small print may be the next big thing in European antitrust as watchdogs home in on how the world’s biggest social network collects information from users that helps generate vast advertising revenues. Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is examining whether Facebook essentially takes advantage of its popularity to bully users into agreeing to terms and […]

Jan 19, 2017

Trump antitrust candidate Wright has pro-merger track record

The Trump team is considering giving a top antitrust post to a former U.S. trade commissioner whose hands-off views on competition have at times failed to withstand court scrutiny. Joshua Wright, a conservative law professor who heads President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team for the Federal Trade Commission, is under consideration to lead the Justice Department’s […]

Jun 17, 2014

Second Circuit — Antitrust: Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co. v. Shire

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit  Antitrust Duty to Deal — Third-party Distributors Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co. v. Shire 13-1232 Judges Jacobs, Sack and Lohier Background: The plaintiffs appealed from the dismissal of their complaint for failing to state a claim. The plaintiffs commenced a putative class action asserting that the defendant drug […]

Sep 25, 2012

Second Circuit — Antitrust: Simon v. Keyspan Corporation

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Antitrust Indirect Purchaser — Filed-Rate Doctrine Simon v. Keyspan Corporation 11-2265-cv Judges Walker, Lynch and Droney Background: The plaintiff appealed from an order dismissing his federal and state antitrust claims against the defendant. The district court found that the plaintiff lacked standing because he was an indirect […]

Nov 21, 2011

Gates testifies in $1B lawsuit against Microsoft

SALT LAKE CITY — Billionaire Bill Gates envisioned a computer in every home in America, and he wanted to be the one who put them there, the Microsoft Corp. co-founder testified Monday in a $1 billion antitrust lawsuit filed against the software maker by the creator of then-rival WordPerfect. Gates took the witness stand in […]

Sep 1, 2011

Antitrust suit spurs widespread reaction

“Any way you look at this transaction, it is anticompetitive,” said Sharis A. Pozen, acting U.S. assistant attorney general in charge of antitrust, on Wednesday after filing suit to stop AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Aug 22, 2011

Antitrust: City of New York v. Group Health Inc.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Antitrust Relevant Market— Rule of Interchangeability City of New York v. Group Health Inc. 10-2286-cv Judges Miner, Walker and Wesley Background: The plaintiff City of New York appealed from an order granting summary judgment to the defendants that dismissed the plaintiff’s antitrust complaint without leave to amend. […]

Jul 8, 2011

NFL lockout probe spurs antitrust analysis

Last week, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expressing his concern regarding the adverse impact the league’s player lockout is having on state businesses and residents.

Sep 28, 2010

Judge allows United-Continental to proceed

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has declined to block the combination of United Airlines and Continental Airlines, clearing the way for the deal to close by Friday.

Sep 9, 2010

Antitrust: In Re Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Antitrust Litigation

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Antitrust In Re Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Antitrust Litigation 05-2851-cv Appealed from the Eastern District of New York Background: Plaintiffs filed a petition for rehearing in banc.  An active judge requested a poll on whether to rehear the case in banc.  A poll was conducted and there was no majority favoring […]

Jul 23, 2010

Antitrust: Fleischman v. Albany Medical Center

U.S. District Court, NDNY Antitrust Conspiracy to Depress Wages — Nonpublic Information Sharing Fleischman v. Albany Medical Center 06-CV-765 Judge McAvoy Background: Plaintiffs commenced the instant action against defendants claiming that they conspired amongst themselves to depress the wages of registered nurses in the Albany area in violation of antitrust laws. Defendant moves for summary [&h[...]

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