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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/
  • Dec 9

    Public Knowledge’s Lonely Echo Chamber of Copyright Advocacy

    Public Knowledge’s Lonely Echo Chamber of Copyright Advocacy
    Yesterday the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee issued the first set of policy proposals following their long-running copyright review process. These proposals were principally aimed at ensuring that the IT demands…
  • Dec 8

    Supreme Court’s Samsung v. Apple Decision and the Status of Design Patent

    Supreme Court’s Samsung v. Apple Decision and the Status of Design Patent
    On December 6 the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated decision in Samsung Electronic Co. v. Apple Inc.  The opinion deferred for another day clarification of key policy questions raised by the design patent system.…
  • Dec 6

    When Past Is Not Prologue: The Weakness of the Economic Evidence Against Health Insurance Merger

    When Past Is Not Prologue: The Weakness of the Economic Evidence Against Health Insurance Merger
    I just posted a new ICLE white paper, co-authored with former ICLE Associate Director, Ben Sperry: When Past Is Not Prologue: The Weakness of the Economic Evidence Against Health Insurance Mergers. Yesterday the hearing in the DOJ’s…
Rank this Week: 44

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Dec 10

    Congratulations to Eleanor Fox - Winner of the Section on Antitrust Lifetime Achievement Award

    Congratulations to Eleanor Fox - Winner of the Section on Antitrust Lifetime Achievement Award
    Congratulations to my dear friend Eleanor Fox of NYU Law. She has won our version of the Oscar (known as the Herb) for the AALS Section on Antitrust Lifetime Achievement Award. Eleanor has been one of the most important voices...
  • Dec 9

    Are Legacy Airline Mergers Pro- or Anti-Competitive? Evidence from Recent U.S. Airline Merger

    Are Legacy Airline Mergers Pro- or Anti-Competitive? Evidence from Recent U.S. Airline Merger
    Dennis W. Carlton, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Mark A. Israel, Compass Lexecon, Ian MacSwain, Compass Lexecon and Eugene Orlov, Compass Lexecon ask Are Legacy Airline Mergers…
  • Dec 9

    Private Ordering in Chinese Antitrust

    Private Ordering in Chinese Antitrust
    Angela Zhang, Kings College discusses Private Ordering in Chinese Antitrust. ABSTRACT: This Article begins with an inquiry into why there is a rarity of private challenges of decisions made by the Chinese antitrust authorities. The legal…
Rank this Week: 91

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Guilty Plea in Bid-Rigging Case Highlights Competition Bureau’s Ongoing Procurement Focu

    Guilty Plea in Bid-Rigging Case Highlights Competition Bureau’s Ongoing Procurement Focu
    December 9, 2016 Practical Law Canada Competition has published a new Legal Update, which discusses a recent whistleblower case where a federal employee pleaded guilty to failing to report wrongdoing under the Financial Administration Act.…
  • Dec 8

    Whistleblowers and the Competition Act: Key Point

    Whistleblowers and the Competition Act: Key Point
    December 8, 2016 I receive quite a few inquiries about how the Competition Bureau (Bureau) works, what kinds of claims can be made under the Competition Act and how to report potential competition law violations to the Bureau (and what…
  • Dec 7

    Leading Brand Settles “Made in Canada” Case, Second Use of Competition Tribunal’s Mediation Proce

    Leading Brand Settles “Made in Canada” Case, Second Use of Competition Tribunal’s Mediation Proce
    December 7, 2016 Earlier today, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced that Moose Knuckles has entered into a settlement to resolve alleged false or misleading “Made in Canada” claims relating to its down-filled parkas (see:…
Rank this Week: 222

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
  • Dec 9

    Substantial Change to Come For Anti-Corruption Law in France

    Substantial Change to Come For Anti-Corruption Law in France
    French parliamentarians are considering landmark anti-corruption laws that would be a considerable breakthrough for those in the fight against corruption. The French Constitutional Council must vote on the legislation within one month, and…
  • Dec 7

    U.S. Supreme Court Tips the Scales in Favor of Prosecutors in Insider Trading Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Tips the Scales in Favor of Prosecutors in Insider Trading Case
    On December 6, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in Salman v. United States. In a unanimous opinion, the Supreme Court adhered to its 1983 decision in Dirks v. SEC, 463 U.S. 646, and held that a tippee is liable for…
  • Oct 3

    Bribery and the Beautiful Game: A Typology

    Bribery and the Beautiful Game: A Typology
    It will have saddened many people to read further allegations of bribery in English football. The story, based on classic secret recording methods, was broken by the Telegraph and has been picked up by the entire national and international…
Rank this Week: 3520

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Dec 8

    2017 M&A outlook

    2017 M&A outlook
    As 2016 draws to a close, Ernst & Young has released its 15th edition of its Global Capital Confidence Barometer (the GCCB), which looks forward toward the trends and expectations in the M&A market for 2017. The GCCB is survey of more…
  • Dec 7

    Outlook on healthcare sector M&A: the next 12 month

    Outlook on healthcare sector M&A: the next 12 month
    Previously on this blog, we reported that M&A activity in the healthcare sector was expected to rise during 2016. According to a Market Spotlight released earlier this fall by Mergermarket in partnership with RR Donnelley, dealmakers and…
  • Dec 6

    Chinese outbound private equity on the rise

    Chinese outbound private equity on the rise
    Chinese buyout frenzy Outbound private equity investments from China into North America and Europe have been growing rapidly. According to the investment bank Houlihan Lokey, in H1 of 2012, the outbound Chinese private equity transaction…
Rank this Week: 1760

Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
  • Dec 7

    District Court Tosses Last Remaining Plaintiffs in Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Litigation

    District Court Tosses Last Remaining Plaintiffs in Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Litigation
    Judge Katherine Forrest of the Southern District of New York recently dismissed another set of complaints in what she described as “the next chapter in the saga” of the In re Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Litigation…
  • Dec 1

    CMA Obtains Director Disqualification for Breach of Competition Law

    CMA Obtains Director Disqualification for Breach of Competition Law
    The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has today announced that it has secured the first disqualification of a director of a company which has infringed competition law. Under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986…
  • Nov 30

    The FTC Expands the Scope of Documents Needed for an HSR Filing

    The FTC Expands the Scope of Documents Needed for an HSR Filing
    As of November 28, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has expanded the filing obligations under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act by requiring filers to submit certain documents analyzing a deal or affected markets even where the…
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Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Reflections on the Next Four Years of Antitrust Enforcement

    Reflections on the Next Four Years of Antitrust Enforcement
    By the votes of a nation’s electors, the future of U.S. antitrust enforcement moved from “pragmatic aggressive enforcement as usual” to “too early to call.” The unexpected election of President-elect Donald J.…
  • Nov 10

    Antitrust Agencies Issue Guidance To HR Professionals Regarding Hiring and Compensation Decision

    Antitrust Agencies Issue Guidance To HR Professionals Regarding Hiring and Compensation Decision
    The U.S. Antitrust Agencies (the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission) recently issued a document entitled “Antitrust Guidance For Human Resource Professionals” intended to alert HR…
  • Nov 3

    Brexit News: UK Judges Throw a Block in the Road of Article 50

    Brexit News: UK Judges Throw a Block in the Road of Article 50
    Invoking Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union requires participation of the UK Parliament say Lord Chief Justices Lord Sales and Lord Thomas of the Royal Courts of Justice in London who handed down their judgment today. This is a…
Rank this Week: 2056

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1432

Antitrust Law Source

Antitrust Law Source

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

http://www.antitrustlawsource.com/
  • Nov 29

    National Advertising Division confirms: Make sure your testimonials have evidentiary support

    National Advertising Division confirms: Make sure your testimonials have evidentiary support
    Many health and fitness companies know that federal and state laws prohibit unfair or deceptive practices, including false advertising. But many still have the mistaken impression that they can freely post testimonials from their…
  • Nov 7

    Still need a data breach response plan? The FTC offers a guide to help.

    Still need a data breach response plan? The FTC offers a guide to help.
    If you have not yet developed a data breach response plan, the FTC has stepped in to help. The FTC has prepared a guide, a short video and a corresponding segment on its business blog to help businesses prepare for data breach events. The…
  • Sep 8

    Part two: Planning for a data breach

    Part two: Planning for a data breach
    Matt Curtin and Jay continue their discussion of data breaches and cyber security focusing on how to construct an incident response plan and why having more data is not always better.…Continue Reading →
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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/
  • Nov 14

    The Underrated Virtue of Changing Your Mind

    The Underrated Virtue of Changing Your Mind
    At Bona Law, nobody owns any ideas. If I come up with an argument for a brief, it isn’t the Jarod-Bona idea. If a client or a paralegal or a junior attorney or my six-year-old son tells me that the strategy that I have set on a complex…
  • Oct 16

    What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?

    What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?
    Federal district courts deciding motions to dismiss an antitrust case too often apply the summary-judgment standard to conspiracy allegations, particularly when confronted with non-parallel-conduct cases.
  • Oct 16

    What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?

    What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?
    Federal district courts deciding motions to dismiss an antitrust case too often apply the summary-judgment standard to conspiracy allegations, particularly when confronted with non-parallel-conduct cases.
Rank this Week: 1636

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/
Rank this Week: 2820

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com
  • Sep 1

    DOJ Steps Up to the Plate and Protects Farmer

    DOJ Steps Up to the Plate and Protects Farmer
    On August 31, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to block Deere & Company’s (“Deere”) proposed $190…
  • Aug 26

    FTC Approves Updates to Hart Scott Rodino Rule

    FTC Approves Updates to Hart Scott Rodino Rule
    On August 26, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approved final amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Rules that allow HSR filings to be submitted on DVD and streamline the instructions to the…
  • Aug 25

    FTC Approves ON’s Acquisition of Fairchild With Structural and Behavioral Condition

    FTC Approves ON’s Acquisition of Fairchild With Structural and Behavioral Condition
    On August 25, 2016, the FTC announced that ON Semiconductor Corporation (“ON”) agreed to sell its Ignition Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor (“IGBT”) business in order to settle FTC allegations that its proposed $2.4…
Rank this Week: 4089

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

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

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Aug 29

    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. Mylan May Have Violated Antitrust Law in Its EpiPen Sales to Schools.  Schools across the country keep EpiPens in their…
  • Aug 22

    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. U.S. senator expresses concern about ag tech mergers.  Two major mergers in agricultural technology and seeds could hurt…
  • Aug 15

    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. South Korea says investigating whether Google broke antitrust laws.  South Korea’s antitrust regulator said on Friday…
Rank this Week: 4516

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/
  • Jul 29

    Richmond is Hiring

    Richmond is Hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates should…
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

    No-brainers and conflict
    So, Elon Musk of both SolarCity and Tesla fame has announced a "no-brainer": the merger of SolarCity and Tesla. you can find a copy of SolarCity's offer to acquire Tesla here. Obviously, with Musk on both sides of this deal,...
  • Jun 15

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
Rank this Week: 336

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/
Rank this Week: 1273

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…
Rank this Week: 4090

Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

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

http://antitrustcommentary.com
Rank this Week: 1282

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: 357