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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/
  • May 23

    Are Settlements in Patent Litigation Collusive? Evidence from Paragraph IV Challenge

    Are Settlements in Patent Litigation Collusive? Evidence from Paragraph IV Challenge
    Eric Helland and Seth A. Seabury ask Are Settlements in Patent Litigation Collusive? Evidence from Paragraph IV Challenges. ABSTRACT: The use of “pay-for-delay” settlements in patent litigation – in which a branded manufacturer and…
  • May 23

    Fuel Prices and Station Heterogeneity on Retail Gasoline Market

    Fuel Prices and Station Heterogeneity on Retail Gasoline Market
    Siekmann, Manuel ; Haucap, Justus ; Heimeshoff, Ulrich describe Fuel Prices and Station Heterogeneity on Retail Gasoline Markets. ABSTRACT: Price levels and movements on gasoline and diesel markets are heavily debated among consumers,…
  • May 23

    Communication in Vertically Related Markets: Experimental Evidence

    Communication in Vertically Related Markets: Experimental Evidence
    Normann, Hans-Theo ; Mollers, Claudia ; Snyder, Christopher M. offer Communication in Vertically Related Markets: Experimental Evidence. ABSTRACT: When an upstream monopolist supplies several competing downstream firms, it may fail to…
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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/
  • Apr 26

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval
    Two weeks after California recommended approval of the Charter-Time Warner Cable deal, now the DOJ/FCC have also cleared the way for that deal to close - but with conditions. On April 12, California administrative law judge recommend approval…
  • Apr 25

    New M&A Casebook

    New M&A Casebook
    I'm happy to announce the publication of a new casebook: Hill, Quinn, and Davidoff Solomon's Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice: Being an M&A practitioner or litigator requires not only a knowledge of the law—the…
  • Apr 13

    The end of the letter opinion?

    The end of the letter opinion?
    Over at The Chancery Daily, they have observed something interesting. There is has been a decline in letter opinions from the Chancery Court. I'd share some links, but The Chancery Daily is a newsletter, so you'll just have to pay...
Rank this Week: 162

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/
  • May 23

    The Mounting Costs of Antidumping Laws: Time for Action?

    The Mounting Costs of Antidumping Laws: Time for Action?
    In a 2015 Heritage Foundation Backgrounder, I argued for a reform of the United States antidumping (AD) law, which allows for the imposition of additional tariffs on “unfairly” low-priced imports.  Although the original…
  • May 19

    Combatting Anticompetitive Market Distortions: An Update

    Combatting Anticompetitive Market Distortions: An Update
    I have previously written at this site (see here, here, and here) and elsewhere (see here, here, and here) about the problem of anticompetitive market distortions (ACMDs), government-supported (typically crony capitalist) rules that weaken…
  • May 16

    Level Heads Continue to Prevail: MPAA to be a “Trusted Notifier” With Radix

    Level Heads Continue to Prevail: MPAA to be a “Trusted Notifier” With Radix
    As we noted in our issue brief on the impending ICANN transition, given the vast scope of the problem, voluntary relationships between registries, registrars and private industry will be a critical aspect of controlling online piracy. Last…
Rank this Week: 2054

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1840

Antitrust Law Source

Antitrust Law Source

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

http://www.antitrustlawsource.com/
  • May 23

    Consumer data breache

    Consumer data breache
    What happens if your personally identifiable information is stolen, but no harm has come to you…yet? Do the eyes of the court feel that simply the fear of harm warrants relief? Jay and Ryan Graham discuss the differing decisions to…
  • May 17

    You win some, you lose some – the story of the FTC’s week

    You win some, you lose some – the story of the FTC’s week
    Last week was an exciting week in the world of merger challenges. Decisions were issued by federal courts regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) efforts to preliminarily block two different mergers – one involving office…
  • May 4

    ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2016: Clarifying liability in hub-and-spoke conspiracie

    ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2016: Clarifying liability in hub-and-spoke conspiracie
    Last in our series on the ABA Antitrust Section’s 2016 Spring Meeting, but certainly not least, we bring you Jetta’s summary of the panel discussion on hub-and-spoke conspiracies. These conspiracies seem to be in vogue now,…
Rank this Week: 1831

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

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

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • May 23

    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. Bayer Offers to Buy Monsanto in Global Agrochemicals Shakeout.  German drugs and chemicals group Bayer has made an…
  • May 16

    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. Google Faces Record 3 Billion Euro EU Antitrust Fine: Telegraph.  Google faces a record antitrust fine of about 3 billion…
  • May 9

    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. Cigna Says Anthem Deal Could Close in 2017; Anthem Sticks to 2016.  Health insurer Cigna Corp, which announced plans to be…
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Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
Rank this Week: 3180

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/
  • May 19

    Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn

    Looking outward for opportunity: China’s M&A activity swells amidst economic downturn
    On January 27, 2016, we posted a blog entry on China’s economic outlook. At that time, newly released figures showed that China’s GDP had fallen below the Chinese government’s target of 7% in the final two quarters of 2015.…
  • May 17

    A buzz of M&A activity in the power industry

    A buzz of M&A activity in the power industry
    The power and utilities industry has seen a surge of M&A activity in the first quarter of 2016, according to a recent PWC report. The following highlights reflect an overall positive start to the year for the power and utilities sector:…
  • May 12

    Mixed start to the year for the forest, paper and packaging industry

    Mixed start to the year for the forest, paper and packaging industry
    M&A activity in the global Forest, Paper and Packaging (FPP) industry took a dip in the first quarter of 2016 according to a recently released report (the Report) by Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC). PwC put the decrease of deal activity into…
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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
  • May 18

    North Korea Facing New Wave of International Trade Sanction

    North Korea Facing New Wave of International Trade Sanction
    As a direct result of nuclear and ballistic weapons tests conducted by the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of North Korea earlier this year, the United Nations, the European Union and the United States imposed increased sanctions against…
  • Apr 25

    Acquisition of Some Non-TAA-Compliant Drugs to be Permitted by Veterans Affair

    Acquisition of Some Non-TAA-Compliant Drugs to be Permitted by Veterans Affair
    The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that it will now require all covered drugs under the Veterans Health Care Act to be offered on Federal Supply Schedule contracts, regardless of whether they meet the “country of…
  • Apr 1

    OCC’s White Paper Addresses Responsiveness to FinTech Innovation

    OCC’s White Paper Addresses Responsiveness to FinTech Innovation
    On March 31, 2016, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) issued its much-anticipated white paper on the growing intersection between financial services and technology, or “FinTech.”  In this white…
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Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • May 16

    FTC Suffers Setback in Campaign to Slow the Rising Tide of Healthcare Consolidation

    FTC Suffers Setback in Campaign to Slow the Rising Tide of Healthcare Consolidation
    The FTC just suffered a major setback in its concerted efforts to challenge the ever growing number of consolidations in the healthcare industry, failing to secure a preliminary injunction to block a hospital merger in central…
  • Apr 29

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban
    An appeal court in Frankfurt has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify the application of the competition rules to online sales. The Frankfurt court made its request in the context of a dispute between a leader in beauty products…
  • Mar 21

    China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law Is Poised For An Update

    China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law Is Poised For An Update
    Since 2010, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) and the State Council Legislative Affairs Office (SCLAO) have been revising China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law of 1993 (AUCL). This February the SCLAO…
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Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • May 13

    Landmark TREB Abuse of Dominance Case May Open the Door for New Real Estate Models in Toronto

    Landmark TREB Abuse of Dominance Case May Open the Door for New Real Estate Models in Toronto
    Excerpt from Featured Update Practical Law Canada Competition May 13, 2016 On May 10, 2016, the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) released its full reasons in the landmark Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) abuse of dominance case (The…
  • May 7

    Parkland and Tervita: A Tale of Two Wealth Transfers in Canadian Merger Review

    Parkland and Tervita: A Tale of Two Wealth Transfers in Canadian Merger Review
    Guest post by Richard Elliott Member of the Ontario and New York bars Canada’s Commissioner of Competition (Commissioner) and Parkland Fuel Corporation (Parkland) recently settled their outstanding merger proceedings before the…
  • Apr 27

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint

    Filing Competition Bureau & Other Regulatory Complaint
    April 27, 2016 I frequently receive inquires and calls relating to filing a competition, advertising, consumer protection or other regulatory complaint. Companies, individuals or other types of organizations may want to file a complaint…
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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/
  • May 10

    Third Circuit Rejects Single-Product Bundling Claim – But Holds Its Fire on What Test to Apply

    Third Circuit Rejects Single-Product Bundling Claim – But Holds Its Fire on What Test to Apply
    In Eisai, Inc. v. Sanofi Aventis U.S., LLC, No. 14-2017 (3d Cir. May 4, 2016), the Third Circuit addressed a mix of allegedly exclusionary conduct, including the defendant’s discounting of its anti-coagulant drug Lovenox, and held that…
  • Apr 13

    Speaking About Discounted Pricing Clause

    Speaking About Discounted Pricing Clause
    I’m happy to be speaking on “Discounted Pricing Clauses: Drafting Enforceable and Compliant Provisions After Collins.”  We’ll be addressing potential pitfalls in drafting discounted pricing clauses in…
  • Mar 22

    Sixth Circuit Opens a Pandora’s Box of Joint Venture Challenge

    Sixth Circuit Opens a Pandora’s Box of Joint Venture Challenge
    Say you’re a group of hospitals that get together under a Joint Operating Agreement.   You agree to form an integrated health system. You agree to total your net incomes into a single “network net income” that is…
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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/
Rank this Week: 1522

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com
  • Apr 8

    Why DOJ Needs To Extend Anheuser-Modelo Consent Decree

    Why DOJ Needs To Extend Anheuser-Modelo Consent Decree
    Corona’s advertising slogan encourages consumers to find their beach, but consumers may soon have trouble finding Corona. In 2013, the U.S.Department of Justice required Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) to grant a perpetual and exclusive U.S.…
  • 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.…
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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/
Rank this Week: 903

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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Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

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

http://antitrustcommentary.com
Rank this Week: 994

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: 622