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Attempt To Monopolize Claim Fails Where Plaintiff Cannot Establish Approach To Monopoly Power In Properly Defined Relevant Market
Practitioners interested in the real world application of an attempt to monopolize claim under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, will find Savory Pie Guy a "good read" for the New Year.
United States
6 Feb 2017
Top 12 EU Legal Developments To Watch In 2017
Sheppard Mullin's EU team has created a list of major legal shifts that await General Counsel and Compliance Officers in the areas of competition, EU regulatory and trade in 2017.
European Union
30 Jan 2017
"E-Commerce Must Live Up To Its Promise…"
These are the words of Europe's chief antitrust enforcer, Margrethe Vestager, introducing the Commission's public hearing on October 6, 2016...
European Union
19 Oct 2016
Ninth Circuit Confirms Brazil v. Dole Decertification Due To Faulty Damages Model
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part three different orders issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
United States
5 Oct 2016
Fair Competition Review System
On June 14, 2016, the State Council issued Opinions on Establishing the Fair Competition Review System in the Development of Market System...
29 Jun 2016
European Court Of Justice To Rule On Legality Of Online Sales Bans
An appeal court in Frankfurt has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify the application of the competition rules to online sales.
United States
4 May 2016
Allegations That Defendants Provided Product For "Free" State Claims Under California’s UPA And UCL, Notwithstanding That "Cost" Of Product Was Recouped By Overcharging For Shipping
Plaintiff Bebe Au Lait sells nursing covers. It was the first company to make and sell, pursuant to patent, a flexible, convex stiffener located across the top of a nursing cover ("udder cover") that can be bent to allow a nursing mother to view a nursing infant, and then returned to its original shape.
United States
16 Oct 2014
Two UPC Resellers Settle FTC Invitation To Collude Investigation
On July 28, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission accepted, subject to final approval, settlements with and Nationwide Barcode.
United States
11 Aug 2014
State Council Released Opinions On Promoting Fair Competition And Maintaining Regular Order In The Market
The State Council has released the Several Opinions on Promoting Fair Competition and Maintaining Regular Order in the Market on July 8, 2014.
United States
24 Jul 2014
New Updated FTC Care Labeling Rules: "Do’s And Don’ts"
The FTC enforces federal labeling requirements that require manufacturers, importers, sellers and distributors of certain textile and wool clothing to accurately label their products.
United States
7 Jul 2014
North Carolina Court Issues First Decision Controlling Coop Pole Attachment Rates
The cable industry finally obtained some control over skyrocketing pole attachment rates charged by cooperative utilities in North Carolina.
United States
2 Jun 2014
FTC v. Actavis On Remand: A New Chapter
District Court refuses to grant renewed motion to dismiss based on Noerr-Pennington doctrine.
United States
30 May 2014
FTC Targeting Trade Associations?
The Federal Trade Commission issued a press release concerning the antitrust risks involved in trade association activity.
United States
15 May 2014
FTC Offers Guidance On Social Media Contests
The FTC offered guidance as to the factors to consider in evaluating whether entry into a contest on a social media site is a form of material connection.
United States
30 Apr 2014
Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Motorola’s LCD Antitrust Claims Based On Foreign Purchases
In the latest major development in Motorola Mobility’s price-fixing lawsuit, the Seventh Circuit granted Motorola’s petition for interlocutory appeal.
United States
22 Apr 2014
Going Native
Native advertisements represent an increasingly popular and effective means of promotion for marketers, and a massive headache for the FTC.
United States
14 Apr 2014
McSweeny Confirmed To Fill Vacancy At FTC
The Federal Trade Commissions will soon be back to having a full complement of five commissioners.
United States
14 Apr 2014
In A Rarely-Seen Joint-Effort In The Competition Arena, The DOJ And The USPTO Unite In Issuing A Policy Statement On Remedies Involving Standard Essential Patents
The FTC order is not based on the antitrust laws, but instead relies on Section 5 of the FTC Act, which is primarily a consumer protection statute that prohibits "unfair method of competition" and "unfair acts or practices."
United States
21 Jan 2013
Brick By Illinois Brick: Ninth Circuit Builds High Wall For Indirect Purchaser Suits
The Ninth Circuit unanimously affirmed a grant of summary judgment for defendants in an antitrust suit involving alleged price-fixing of ATM fees, holding that the plaintiffs were indirect purchasers within the meaning of Illinois Brick Co. v. Illinois, 431 U.S. 720 (1977) and could not satisfy an exception to the "Illinois Brick wall," which deprives indirect purchasers of standing to bring federal antitrust claims.
United States
15 Aug 2012
Grocers' Revenue-Sharing Deal Deserves More Than A Quick Look, Ninth Circuit Holds
A revenue-sharing agreement among grocery stores, designed to help the stores weather targeted strikes by employees during labor strife, is not shielded from antitrust scrutiny by virtue of the non-statutory labor exemption, but neither is it so obviously anticompetitive to merit condemnation under a "quick-look" analysis, an en banc panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court recently held. California ex rel. Harris v. Safeway, Inc., No. 08-55671 (9th Cir. July 12, 2011).
United States
8 Aug 2011
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