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A New Target: Antitrust Division Takes Aim At Criminal Antitrust Violations In Public Procurement
The Antitrust Division (Division) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations of public procurement bids has uncovered multiple criminal violations.
United States
3 Apr 2019
2019 HSR Filing Thresholds And Interlocking Directorates Thresholds Announced
On February 15, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission announced the revision of the jurisdictional thresholds for the mandatory notification of certain mergers and acquisitions prior to consummating
United States
27 Feb 2019
Antitrust Compliance – Proceed Cautiously When Sharing Information
Through recent enforcement actions, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice has shown its continuing vigilance in sanctioning information sharing that distorts the normal price-setting mechanisms for goods and services in the United States
United States
9 Jan 2019
Villanueva v. Fidelity National Title Co.
In 2006, plaintiff Manny Villanueva and his wife utilized Fidelity to provide escrow services when they were refinancing their home.
United States
28 Sep 2018
U.S. Antitrust Enforcers Actively Targeting Agreements Between Competitors In Employment Markets That Restrict Competition For Employees
The United States' chief antitrust enforcer recently reiterated his office is serious about curtailing employee wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements.
United States
8 Feb 2018
Third Circuit Imposes Daunting Standard To Prove Oligopolistic Price Fixing Via Circumstantial Evidence, But Manufacturers Must Still Tread Careful When Setting Their Prices
A recent Third Circuit federal appeals court decision, if it stands, likely means plaintiffs will avoid that circuit in the future when filing antitrust price-fixing actions based on parallel price increase announcements or other "circumstantial evidence" of collusion in an oligopolistic market.
United States
14 Nov 2017
Federal Government Warns That Anti-Poaching And Wage-Fixing Agreements May Violate Antitrust Laws. What Does This Mean For US Companies?
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have issued an Antitrust Guidance for HR Professionals (Guidance)...
United States
25 Sep 2017
FTC Announces New Reporting Thresholds For 2017 Under The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR)
Each year, the FTC revises the thresholds that determine whether companies are required to notify the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the DOJ about the terms of a transaction...
United States
13 Feb 2017
Reversal Of $340 Million Jury Award Shines Light On Evidentiary Requirements To Establish Anticompetitive Conduct
In December 2016, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a $340 million jury award in an antitrust, attempted monopolization case, ruling the verdict was not legally supported by the jury's factual findings.
United States
9 Feb 2017
Supreme Court's Decision Not To Hear Manufacturer's Appeal Of $156 Million Antitrust Award Reinforces That "Refusals To Deal" Can Be A Minefield For Manufacturers
When a manufacturer declines to do business with a distributor, very real antitrust risks can arise from that action.
United States
8 Dec 2016
Supreme Court May Clarify Conspiracy Standard In Antitrust Class Action
This term the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the consolidated cases of Visa Inc. v. Osborn and Visa Inc. v. Stoumbous and will consider whether ATM fee rules adopted by joint ventures...
United States
10 Nov 2016
U.S. Antitrust Authorities Now Characterize Employee Wage-Fixing & No-Poaching Agreements Between Competitors As Criminal Behavior
"Going forward, the DOJ intends to proceed criminally against naked wage-fixing or no-poaching agreements."
United States
9 Nov 2016
Federal Appeals Court Vacates A $147M Jury Award Based On Comity Principles
A U.S. federal appeals court recently issued an antitrust decision, which if it endures, could provide a blueprint for how foreign companies exporting products to the U.S. may use principles...
United States
10 Oct 2016
Approval Of Huge Class Settlement Reversed Based On Conflict Of Interest Of Class Counsel Representing Subclasses With Diverging Interests
Plaintiffs' antitrust claims alleged that the defendants adopted rules that allowed the banks issuing credit cards to impose an artificially inflated interchange fee that merchants had little choice but to accept.
United States
29 Jul 2016
Evaluating Antitrust Exposure When Purchasing A Competitor’s Assets In Bankruptcy: "Caveat Emptor"!
Assets sales in bankruptcy proceedings are accomplished pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
United States
24 Jun 2015
US Department Of Justice v. Apple Inc.
In a civil antitrust suit, the district court ruled that Apple had conspired with five book publishers to increase the price of e-books for consumers, in a case that sees vertical pricing conduct subject to the per se rule.
United States
12 Dec 2014
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