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Another Shoe Drops In The Qualcomm Patent Licensing Saga
Just when observers thought Qualcomm could celebrate its successful litigation with Apple another decision has come down which could have major implications for Qualcomm's business going forward.
United States
7 Jun 2019
Mintz's Antitrust Group Covers Third Circuit Reinstatement Of $67 Million Antitrust "Refusal To Deal" Suit Against Blues
Last week, Bruce Sokler and Farrah Short from Mintz's Antitrust practice group published a detailed alert regarding the Third Circuit's reinstatement of an antitrust suit ...
United States
20 Sep 2018
Third Circuit Reinstates $67 Million Antitrust "Refusal To Deal" Suit Against Blues
The Third Circuit reinstated an antitrust suit brought by a medical device seller that alleged Blue Cross Blue Shield Association ...
United States
5 Sep 2018
Ninth Circuit Finds Implied Antitrust Immunity For USATF And USOC In Advertising Restriction Case
The court found that the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act conferred implied antitrust immunity that shielded the advertising restrictions from attack.
United States
16 Aug 2018
Not Just Mergers – FTC Highlights Commonly Missed HSR Reportable Transactions
The the PNO of the Federal Trade Commission recently issued a reminder about often overlooked "transactions" that may require notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended.
United States
18 May 2018
Will Supreme Court Review Challenges To Baseball Antitrust Exemption?
You don't think of sports website FanGraphs as a go-to source for legal analysis. But in a provocative April 30th post by Nathaniel Grow...
United States
15 May 2018
Out With The Old: DOJ Seeks To Terminate Outdated Antitrust Judgments
The Antitrust Division of the DOJ indicated that it will review all of the legacy judgments to identify those to be terminated.
United States
27 Apr 2018
Using "Old Cases," District Court Applies Per Se Standard Of Review To Blue Cross Blue Shield's Restrictive Practices In Antitrust MDL
Since 2013, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has faced a series of purported class actions consolidated in the U.S. District Court in Alabama.
United States
13 Apr 2018
Philadelphia Cabbies Lose Appeal In Monopoly Case Against Uber
In broad language, a Third Circuit panel affirmed a district court's dismissal of a monopoly suit against Uber Technologies Inc. ("Uber").
United States
5 Apr 2018
Attempted Monopolization Suit Based On Alleged Referral Steering Moves Forward With Court's Acceptance As Plausible Of A Geographic Market Limited To A Single Hospital
Critical to both theories, the district court found that plaintiff's narrow relevant market definition limited to a single firm was plausible.
United States
14 Mar 2018
Antitrust Attacks On "No-Poach" Agreements Between Employers Accelerating
The inevitable class action lawsuits followed, and the companies ultimately ponied up nearly $1 billion to settle them.
United States
14 Feb 2018
HSR Jurisdictional Thresholds Increased In Annual Adjustment
The FTC announced on January 26, 2018, increased jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended.
United States
29 Jan 2018
Physician Certification Group Wins Dismissal Of Antitrust Suit Brought By Physicians
A physician organization has failed to sufficiently plead that a physician certification group caused an unreasonable restraint of trade through its actions to promulgate its certification program.
United States
22 Dec 2017
Despite Presence Of "Power Buyer," FTC Obtains Preliminary Injunction Of Proposed Physician Acquisition In North Dakota
While antitrust enforcement of hospital mergers is well-established, physician acquisitions have only recently and increasingly seen antitrust scrutiny.
United States
21 Dec 2017
6th Circuit Allows Amended Complaint Against Developer For Telecommunications Services Tying Claim
Residents of a small Nashville suburb, Thompson's Station, were given a second opportunity to litigate their antitrust actions against local developer ...
United States
7 Nov 2017
Pharma Distributors Trade Association Sued For Conspiracy To Exclude Competition For Its Track And Trace Software
On October 23, 2017, a company that developed software to track and trace pharmaceuticals filed a complaint against a pharmaceutical distributors trade association ...
United States
2 Nov 2017
Physician Practice Acquisitions And Antitrust Scrutiny
After five years of growth through a series of acquisitions, the Washington state attorney general's office filed a lawsuit to thwart and unwind the most recent expansion efforts of Franciscan Health System...
United States
27 Sep 2017
Washington State AG Alleges Price Fixing And Sues To Break Up Rapidly Expanding Health System
After five years of growth through a series of acquisitions, the Washington State Attorney General's office filed a lawsuit to thwart and unwind the most recent expansion efforts of CHI Franciscan....
United States
15 Sep 2017
Dayton Hospital Antitrust Case Comes To An End: Joint Venture Activities Not "Per Se" Unlawful
This case, which had been set to go to trial on August 14, 2017, has a lengthy procedural history.
United States
21 Aug 2017
"No Shop" Clause Radioactive For Merger's "Failing Firm" Defense
Last week a Delaware federal district court unsealed its earlier opinion blocking the merger of two radioactive waste disposal companies.
United States
25 Jul 2017
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