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Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 11

    Assertion of Standards-Essential Patents by Non-Practicing Entitie

    Assertion of Standards-Essential Patents by Non-Practicing Entitie
    Jorge Contreras, Utah examines Assertion of Standards-Essential Patents by Non-Practicing Entities. Worth downloading! ABSTRACT: An extensive literature exists regarding the patent disclosure and licensing commitments made by participants in…
  • Feb 11

    Regulation of interlocking directorates in the financial sector: a comparative case study

    Regulation of interlocking directorates in the financial sector: a comparative case study
    Alberto Baccini, University of Siena and Leonardo Marroni offer Regulation of interlocking directorates in the financial sector: a comparative case study. ABSTRACT: Network analysis techniques are used for investigating the probable effects…
  • Feb 11

    Airport cities and multiproduct pricing

    Airport cities and multiproduct pricing
    Tiziana D'Alfonso (Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering Antonio Ruberti (DIAG), University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy) ; Valentina Bracaglia (Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering Antonio…
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Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
  • Oct 2

    Now in force: Major amendments to the antitrust damages regime in the UK

    Now in force: Major amendments to the antitrust damages regime in the UK
    The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“CRA”) comes into force today, 1 October 2015.1 It introduces major reforms to the antitrust damages actions regime in the UK.2 In particular, the CRA broadens the type of cases that can be…
  • Aug 14

    FTC Puts “Standalone” Section 5 Enforcement Approach on the Record

    FTC Puts “Standalone” Section 5 Enforcement Approach on the Record
    For the first time in its 101-year history, the Federal Trade Commission yesterday issued a policy statement outlining the extent of its authority to police “unfair methods of competition” on a “standalone” basis under…
  • Aug 1

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Landmark FRAND Decision and Jury Verdict

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Landmark FRAND Decision and Jury Verdict
    On July 30, 2015, the Ninth Circuit issued one of the most significant appellate opinions regarding standard essential patents (SEPs) subject to commitments to license on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND, or simply RAND)…
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Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

Provides commentary on recent antitrust developments. By Matthew S. Wild.

http://antitrustcommentary.com
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Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates Announced

    Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates Announced
    1. Higher Thresholds For HSR Filings On January 21, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission announced revised, higher thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The filing thresholds are…
  • Jan 19

    Morton Salt Presumption Of Injury Under Robinson-Patman Act

    Morton Salt Presumption Of Injury Under Robinson-Patman Act
    Plaintiffs and appellants, the disfavored purchasers in a Robinson-Patman Act case, were twenty-eight retail pharmacies who alleged that the pharmaceutical manufacturer defendants had charged them higher prices than those charged since the…
  • Dec 18

    Pricing Algorithms and the Digital “Smoke-Filled Room”

    Pricing Algorithms and the Digital “Smoke-Filled Room”
    On December 3, 2015, the DOJ unsealed an indictment against Daniel William Aston and his company, Trod Ltd. (doing business as Buy 4 Less, Buy For Less, and Buy-For-Less-Online), for conspiring with third-party sellers to fix the prices of…
Rank this Week: 2595

Antitrust Law Source

Antitrust Law Source

Covers antitrust and consumer protection. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.antitrustlawsource.com/
  • Feb 2

    Authors write the latest chapter in their ongoing saga with Amazon

    Authors write the latest chapter in their ongoing saga with Amazon
    The same group of authors, book publishers and booksellers that urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Amazon for antitrust violations last summer recently voiced its support for Apple in its attempt to overturn the adverse…
  • Jan 27

    FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate threshold

    FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate threshold
    Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the notification thresholds for filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR), as well as certain other values under the HSR rules. As…
  • Jan 19

    FTC commissioner dissents from FTC/DOJ joint statement on South Carolina’s Certificate-of-Need law

    FTC commissioner dissents from FTC/DOJ joint statement on South Carolina’s Certificate-of-Need law
    Certificate-of-Need laws (CON laws) require health care providers to obtain state approval for significant capital expenditures, such as expanding the number of beds in a hospital or investing in robotic surgery capabilities. The National…
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Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust and international trade law. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

http://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com
  • Jan 26

    Getting Distribution Right is the Key to Successful Beer Remedie

    Getting Distribution Right is the Key to Successful Beer Remedie
    In an indirect way, today’s craft beer renaissance in the United States was made possible by prohibition.  The Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, normally referred to as prohibition, was in part a reaction to the system of…
  • Jan 21

    FTC Is Investigating Shkreli’s 5000% Price Hike of Daraprim

    FTC Is Investigating Shkreli’s 5000% Price Hike of Daraprim
    On January 22, 2016, it was reported that the Federal Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Turing Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s  decision last year to hike the price of the life-saving drug Daraprim by more than 5000 percent.…
  • Dec 20

    DOJ Requires Divestitures of Theaters to Preserve Competition in Connecticut and New Jersey

    DOJ Requires Divestitures of Theaters to Preserve Competition in Connecticut and New Jersey
    On December 15, 2015, the Department of Justice announced that it reached a settlement with AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. and SMH Theatres Inc. (Starplex Cinemas) that requires AMC to divest two movie theaters in Connecticut and New Jersey…
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Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

Covers antitrust issues both domestically and abroad. By Constantine Cannon LLP.

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Feb 8

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU antitrust chief considers lower fines for cooperating companies.  European Union antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager…
  • Feb 1

    The Antitrust Week in Review

    The Antitrust Week in Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. NY’s top prosecutor targets NFL in antitrust probe – source.  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is…
  • Jan 25

    The Antitrust Week In Review

    The Antitrust Week In Review
    Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Cable Acquisitions by Charter Communications Face Rising Opposition.  Comcast’s failed $45 billion merger with Time…
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Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Jan 5

    Competition Compliance for Associations: CSAE Trillium 2016 Winter Summit

    Competition Compliance for Associations: CSAE Trillium 2016 Winter Summit
    January 5, 2016 I am pleased to be a guest speaker at the CSAE (Canadian Society of Association Executives) Trillium Chapter’s 2016 Winter Summit in Burlington on February 4th. I will be co-presenting an interactive seminar on the…
  • Jan 2

    Record $7.3 Million Settlement in Mobile Cramming Case: Cautionary Tale for Partnering with Affiliates?

    Record $7.3 Million Settlement in Mobile Cramming Case: Cautionary Tale for Partnering with Affiliates?
    January 2, 2016 On December 30, 2015, Telus agreed to a $7.3 million settlement with the Competition Bureau as part of the Bureau’s ongoing case against major Canadian telecoms for allegedly misleading advertisements for premium text…
  • Dec 29

    Competition Compliance: CSAE 2016 Winter Summit

    Competition Compliance: CSAE 2016 Winter Summit
    December 29, 2015 I’m pleased to be a guest speaker at the CSAE’s (Canadian Society of Association Executives) 2016 Winter Summit in Burlington on February 4th. I will be co-presenting an interactive seminar on the Canadian…
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Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
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Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2414

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
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M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Dec 31

    Are inversions good for you?

    Are inversions good for you?
    A new paper suggests they are good for someone , but perhaps not you and me. Here's the abstract for Are Corporate Inversions Good for Shareholders?: In 2014 alone, U.S. firms worth over half a trillion dollars announced their intention...
  • Dec 9

    Millennial Rhapsody

    Millennial Rhapsody
    Kudos to LUMA Partners for their very creative re-creation of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. Seriously. It's above and beyond what one might expect for a closing dinner. I really enjoyed. But, if you listen to the lyrics closely, it's a very...
  • Dec 1

    RBC and the falling sky

    RBC and the falling sky
    No, no, no. The sky isn't falling. Yes, it's true that the $75 million damage award against RBC for aiding and abetting a duty of care violation by the board of Rural/Metro in connection with the company's sale was upheld,...
Rank this Week: 977

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Jan 26

    An Unaccepted Offer of Judgment Won’t Moot a (Class) Claim

    An Unaccepted Offer of Judgment Won’t Moot a (Class) Claim
    In Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 577 U.S. ___ (2016), the Supreme Court held that an unaccepted offer of judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 does not moot a named plaintiff’s claim, and, therefore, the named plaintiff can…
  • Jan 11

    Twombly’s Teeth

    Twombly’s Teeth
    Occasionally a would-be plaintiff (or counter-claimant) asks whether one can file an antitrust claim and then get some discovery to back it up. This is not a good game plan. In Eastman v. Quest Diagnostics Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1282…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    Blogging will resume after New Year’s.
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Real Estate, Real Competition…

Real Estate, Real Competition & the Law

Chronicles the anticompetitive practices encountered by real estate brokers and websites who try to reduce real estate commissions. By Michael H. Erdman.

http://rerclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition

    Federal Appellate Court: Realcomp's Website Policy Unreasonably Restrained Competition
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has ruled in the FTC v. Realcomp matter.  You'll recall at issue in the case is Realcomp's alleged anticompetitive treatment of non-ERTS property listings.
  • Oct 20

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment

    Missouri Real Estate Commission Wins First Battle with Kansas City Premier Apartment
    Over two years after it first filed suit, Kansas City Premier Apartments, Inc. finally had its day in court earlier this year with the Missouri Real Estate Commission (here's my last pre-trial post).  During the trial, the MREC failed to…
  • Jun 21

    Showdown in Missouri

    Showdown in Missouri
    Some time ago I first wrote about an action filed by Kansas City Premier Apartments in a Missouri state court, seeking clarity on licensing issues raised by the Missouri Real Estate Commission.
Rank this Week: 1837

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 2226

Trade Regulation Talk

Trade Regulation Talk

Covers antitrust, consumer protection, franchising, advertising, privacy, and civil RICO law. By John W. Arden.

http://traderegulation.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Justice Department asked to investigate Amazon’s "monopolization" of book market

    Justice Department asked to investigate Amazon’s "monopolization" of book market
    This posting was written by Jeffrey May, J.D.A group of authors, and the American Booksellers Association—a trade association representing independently-owned bookstores—are asking the Department of Justice to scrutinize the…
  • Jul 7

    New Texas law says franchisors are not employers of franchisees or their employee

    New Texas law says franchisors are not employers of franchisees or their employee
    This story was written by Edward L. Puzzo, J.D.Texas has enacted legislation, effective September 1, 2015, specifying that franchisors will not be considered to be the employers of--or in a co-employment relationship with--either franchisees…
  • May 2

    Mergers Reported under HSR Act Down Slightly in FY 2012

    Mergers Reported under HSR Act Down Slightly in FY 2012
    This posting was written by Tobias J. Gillett, Contributor to Wolters Kluwer Antitrust Law Daily. The number of mergers reported under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification Program between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012…
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Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Feb 9

    Time to Get Rid of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Time to Get Rid of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    In my Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum published yesterday, I call for elimination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on constitutional and economic policy grounds.  As I explain: The new Consumer Financial…
  • Feb 5

    Anticompetitive Regulations Highlighted in the 2016 Heritage Index of Economic Freedom (Also, the U.S. Continues to Slip)

    Anticompetitive Regulations Highlighted in the 2016 Heritage Index of Economic Freedom (Also, the U.S. Continues to Slip)
    The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom is an annual data compilation that provides an ordinal ranking of economic freedom in nations throughout the world, based on such country-specific measures of economic liberty as…
  • Feb 4

    ICLE files an Amicus Brief In Fox v. Aereo Killer

    ICLE files an Amicus Brief In Fox v. Aereo Killer
    On Wednesday, the International Center for Law & Economics, along with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the appellants in Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. Aereo…
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