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hiQ Labs, Inc. v. Linkedin Corp.: Ninth Circuit Rules Privacy Concerns Insufficient To Exclude Data Analytics Rival From Social Media Platform
Ninth Circuit declares that selectively banning potential competitors from accessing and using public data "may well be considered unfair competition under California law."
United States
14 Oct 2019
Shut The Door On Punitive Damages "Experts"
We know of only a couple of cases that have allowed "experts" to testify on the subject of punitive damages
United States
25 Jun 2019
In Privacy We (Anti)Trust: Regulators Worldwide Consider Competition Law As Tool For Consumer Protection
On February 26, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Bureau of Competition announced a new Technology Task Force.
United States
2 Apr 2019
Interpreting The DOJ's Recent Enforcement Campaign Against "No-Poach" Cases
Since 2010, with its cases filed against a number of leading technology companies, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has shined a spotlight on the potential antitrust risks associated with employers' use of "no-poach" agreements in which companies agree not to hire or solicit each other's employees.
United States
29 Mar 2019
FTC Announces Revised HSR Thresholds For 2019
On February 15, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual threshold adjustments for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR).
United States
5 Mar 2019
Prescription Drug Purchasing Initiative In California Raises Legal Questions
Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an Executive Order creating a program to lower prescription drug costs throughout the state.
United States
24 Jan 2019
Algorithms, AI And Antitrust: The Next Frontier Of Regulatory Challenges
Rather than stymie competition, AI will thus create new markets.
United States
17 Jan 2019
FTC Hearings Address AI Regulatory Challenges
On November 13–14, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held hearings on "Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century."
United States
17 Dec 2018
FTC Eyes Contact Lens Trademark Settlement Agreements
Over a spirited dissent, and in a 3-1 decision issued on November 14, the FTC Commissioners held that 1-800 Contacts violated Section 5 of the FTC Action ...
United States
12 Dec 2018
On Prevention Of Federal Fraud On The FDA Claims That Avoid Buckman
Private plaintiffs love to scream "fraud on the FDA"! Agency fraud is their magic potion for dissolving any FDA action that they don't like.
United States
1 Nov 2018
"Not So Fast!" District Court Orders Divestiture Of Assets In Private Clayton Act Case Six Years After DOJ Clears Deal
Increasingly, the antitrust agencies have been challenging unreported transactions post-closing under the Clayton Act ...
United States
25 Oct 2018
Uninjured Class Members Means No Class Certification
What happens when you have a class action where some putative class members suffered an injury while others did not?
United States
24 Oct 2018
Agreements And Algorithms Can Add Up To Antitrust Liability
Last week in a hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, AAG Makan Delrahim announced that the DOJ is pursuing criminal charges against competitors...
United States
19 Oct 2018
United States
24 Jul 2018
"Weight Loss" Vs. "Weight Management": Vitamin Shoppe Sidesteps False Advertising Suit
Putative class representative Andrea Nathan renewed her efforts to hold Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. liable under California's Unfair Competition Law, False Advertising Law, Consumer Legal ...
United States
19 Apr 2018
Court Says Don't Cry Over Steamed Milk
A federal court granted Starbucks' motion for summary judgment in a putative class action in which plaintiffs alleged Starbucks underfills lattes and mochas.
United States
22 Jan 2018
ALJ Affirms Antitrust Violations for Ad Tech Agreements in FTC v. 1-800 Contacts
With the holiday marketing season upon us, marketers launch the month-long, relentless scramble for consumer visibility and coveted advertising space on high-traffic inventory. One matter likely not on marketers' radars? Antitrust violations.
United States
18 Dec 2017
President Trump Nominates Joseph Simons To Lead FTC
On October 19, President Trump formally announced his nomination of Joseph Simons to serve as Federal Trade Commission Chair for a seven-year term.
United States
23 Oct 2017
Coffee Subscription Lawsuit Involving Negative Option Contracts A Wake-Up Call For Online Sellers
Earlier this year, coffee chain Peet's Coffee & Tea LLC was sued by a putative class comprised of all California customers who purchased subscriptions of coffee and tea from the company after February 2013.
United States
4 Oct 2017
Sugarfina Sues Candy Competitor For Trademark Infringement
Sugarfina alleges that consumers have turned to social media to voice their confusion over the similarity of Sugarfina and Sweet Pete's products.
United States
12 Jul 2017
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