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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/
  • Oct 31

    Empirical Analysis of the Assessment of Innovation Effects in U.S. Merger Case

    Empirical Analysis of the Assessment of Innovation Effects in U.S. Merger Case
    Benjamin Rene Kern, University of Marburg, Ralf Dewenter, University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg - Department of Economics, and Wolfgang Kerber, Philipps University Marburg - School of Business Administration and Economics offer an…
  • Oct 31

    The Bidder Exclusion Effect

    The Bidder Exclusion Effect
    Dominic Coey, Bradley Larsen, and Kane Sweeney explore The Bidder Exclusion Effect. ABSTRACT: We introduce a simple and robust approach to answering two key questions in empirical auction analysis: discriminating between models of entry and…
  • Oct 30

    Market Competition in Transition Economies: A Literature Review

    Market Competition in Transition Economies: A Literature Review
    Klaus Sylvester Friesenbichler, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Michael Boheim, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO); Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration - Department of Economics and Daphne Laster,…
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Oct 30

    Nixon Peabody MAC Survey

    Nixon Peabody MAC Survey
    Nixon Peabody has just released its annual MAC survey. It's worth downloading to check-in on the latest trends with respect to MACs in merger agreements. The biggest change in recent years appears to be the steady adoption of carveouts for...
  • Oct 28

    Law Profs against Comcast/TimeWarnerCable

    Law Profs against Comcast/TimeWarnerCable
    Last week a number of law professors, led by Dan Sokol, sent a letter to the FCC opposing the Comcast/TimeWarnerCable transaction. You'll remember that this deal requires not only anti-trust approval but also approval of the FCC. In fact,…
  • Oct 23

    2014 readable Delaware corporate law

    2014 readable Delaware corporate law
    Lynn LoPucki has posted a 2014 version of the Readable Delaware Corporate Law. I highly recommend it to students, young lawyers and anyone else trying to work through the statute -- and more so if you are attacking the appraisal...
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Oct 29

    Time for the FTC to Reform its Advertising Substantiation Program

    Time for the FTC to Reform its Advertising Substantiation Program
    In my just published Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum, I argue that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should substantially scale back its overly aggressive “advertising substantiation” program, which disincentivizes…
  • Oct 28

    Abuse of Dominance by Patentees: A Pro-Innovation Perspective

    Abuse of Dominance by Patentees: A Pro-Innovation Perspective
    In my just-published article in The Antitrust Source, I argue that the law and economics literature on patents and error cost analysis demonstrate that the recent focus by U.S. (and foreign) antitrust enforcers on single-firm patent abuses is…
  • Oct 17

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan
    As we have reported frequently on this blog (see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here and here) the car dealers have been making remarkably silly arguments in their fight to prevent Tesla from distributing its electrical vehicles…
Rank this Week: 224

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

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

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
Rank this Week: 318

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 414

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
  • Oct 31

    Data Security Threats Are on the Rise in the Golden State, According to California Attorney General Kamala Harri

    Data Security Threats Are on the Rise in the Golden State, According to California Attorney General Kamala Harri
    This post was written by Maytak Chin, Lisa Kim and Divonne Smoyer. A California attorney general’s report released this month shows that data security threats are on the rise in the Golden State. Against a backdrop of increasing…
  • Oct 29

    Reed Smith attorneys conduct Q&A with Idaho AG

    Reed Smith attorneys conduct Q&A with Idaho AG
    This post was written by Divonne Smoyer and Frederick Lah. Attorney General (AG) Lawrence Wasden is Idaho’s longest-serving AG, having served since his election in 2002. Wasden has been a strong advocate of consumer protection issues…
  • Oct 28

    Paying More: New Final Rule Implementing Federal Minimum Wage for Contractor

    Paying More: New Final Rule Implementing Federal Minimum Wage for Contractor
    This post was written by Lorraine M. Campos and Paula A. Salamoun. On October 7, 2014, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its Final Rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 60633, implementing Executive Order (EO) 13658’s new minimum wage…
Rank this Week: 3597

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Competition Law & Associations: An Overview of Competition Law and Survey

    Competition Law & Associations: An Overview of Competition Law and Survey
    October 30, 2014 I was pleased to have been a speaker at the Canadian Society of Association Executives’ (CSAE) Annual Conference in Niagara. I spoke, with Mark Katz of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, on information exchanges…
  • Oct 23

    High Technology Companies and Canadian Businesses: Important Legal Development

    High Technology Companies and Canadian Businesses: Important Legal Development
    October 23, 2014 Guest post by Amy Reier (Brownell & Reier) High-Technology companies and other businesses and their lawyers need to be aware of important changes to Canadian and International laws on competition, privacy, security and IP…
  • Oct 21

    Internet Law: Terms and Conditions May Apply: Do You Know What They Are?

    Internet Law: Terms and Conditions May Apply: Do You Know What They Are?
    October 21, 2014 I read this very good note earlier today by a colleague of mine on the importance of reviewing and understanding online terms of use. I thought it was a good reminder that contract law applies online, as elsewhere. And, as…
Rank this Week: 2821

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/
  • Oct 30

    What Can Your Friendly Antitrust Lawyer Do for You?

    What Can Your Friendly Antitrust Lawyer Do for You?
    Some lawyers focus on litigation. Other lawyers spend their time on transactions or mergers & acquisitions. Many lawyers offer some sort of legal counseling. And another group—often in Washington, DC or Brussels—spend their…
  • Oct 23

    Is Insurance Really Exempt from the U.S. Antitrust Laws?

    Is Insurance Really Exempt from the U.S. Antitrust Laws?
    In many instances, conduct involving the business of insurance is, indeed, exempt from antitrust liability. So why does insurance sometimes get a free pass? In 1945, Congress passed a law called The McCarran-Ferguson Act. Insurance, of…
  • Oct 16

    The US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC

    The US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC
    The US Supreme Court does not review many antitrust cases. So when they do, it is kind of a big deal for antitrust attorneys around the world. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v.…
Rank this Week: 2007

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1895

Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
Rank this Week: 3255

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/
  • Oct 13

    Could Amazon Possibly Be a Monopolist?

    Could Amazon Possibly Be a Monopolist?
    Franklin Foer, at the New Republic, argues that the answer is yes.  The alleged “crime”: predatory pricing — if not express, than at least in spirit. In “There’s one huge problem with calls for anti-trust…
  • Oct 2

    Can you ever successfully Daubert an antitrust economist?

    Can you ever successfully Daubert an antitrust economist?
    It’s really a very difficult thing to do — and query whether it’s worth the effort.  See, e.g., The Apple iPod iTunes Antitrust Litigation, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136437 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 26, 2014) (Gonzalez Rogers, J.)…
  • Sep 17

    Ninth Circuit Holds State Action Immunity Doctrine Bars Claims Against Convention Center

    Ninth Circuit Holds State Action Immunity Doctrine Bars Claims Against Convention Center
    In United National Maintenance, Inc. v. San Diego Convention Center, Inc., No. 12-56809 (9th Cir. May 14, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the San Diego Convention center enjoyed state-action immunity…
Rank this Week: 2711

AntitrustConnect Blog

AntitrustConnect Blog

Covers antitrust developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://antitrustconnect.com/
  • Oct 10

    United Kingdom: Merger Control Interim Enforcement Order

    United Kingdom: Merger Control Interim Enforcement Order
    Two unusual features of the United Kingdom’s merger control regime are that notification is voluntary and there is no ‘suspension’ obligation. This means that mergers can be – and routinely are – completed…
  • Sep 29

    State Regulation or Merely a “Gauzy Cloak”: A Preview of the North Carolina Board Oral Argument in the Supreme Court

    State Regulation or Merely a “Gauzy Cloak”: A Preview of the North Carolina Board Oral Argument in the Supreme Court
    Schiff Hardin LLPSchiff Hardin LLP On October 14, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, the latest in its long line of cases interpreting the state action exemption to the antitrust…
  • Sep 25

    Iowa Law Review to Honor Herb Hovenkamp

    Iowa Law Review to Honor Herb Hovenkamp
    The University of Iowa Law Review will host a Centennial Symposium, honoring the work of Professor Herbert Hovenkamp, on October 23-24, in Iowa City. Hovenkamp, the Ben and Dorothy Willie Chair at Iowa College of Law, has authored roughly 100…
Rank this Week: 2888

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

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

http://antitrustlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3828

Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

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

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

Critical Competition

Critical Competition

Covers competition law enforcement in India.

http://criticalcompetition.com
  • Dec 19

    Commission’s order in the complaint filed against All India Organization of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD)

    Commission’s order in the complaint filed against All India Organization of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD)
    The order can be accessed here. The facts and the certain issues in the said matter to be noted are discussed below:  Facts  The complaint was filed by M/s. Peeveear Agencies alleging that the All India Organization of Chemists…
  • Dec 10

    Individual Liability for Competition Law Violation

    Individual Liability for Competition Law Violation
    At para 20 of the order of the Competition Commission of India in the complaint filed by Micromax against Ericsson, the Commission not only directed the Director General to investigate if Ericsson has violated the Competition Act but also to…
  • Dec 10

    FRANDLY WARS

    FRANDLY WARS
    India’s mobile handset maker Micromax has filed a complaint against the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson to the Competition Commission of India  for abusing its dominant position by  charging unfair, discriminatory…
Rank this Week: 1981

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: 1307

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/
Rank this Week: 3829

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: 852