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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/
  • Aug 26

    ABA Section of Antitrust Law Antitrust Masters Course, October 9-11 2014

    ABA Section of Antitrust Law Antitrust Masters Course, October 9-11 2014
    Every two years, the ABA Section of Antitrust Law puts on the highly-regarded Masters Course—a conference directed at young but experienced associates, partners, and government and in-house attorneys to provide deeper insight into key…
  • Aug 26

    Lead Jurisdiction Concepts: Towards Rationalizing Multiple Competition Policy Enforcement Procedure

    Lead Jurisdiction Concepts: Towards Rationalizing Multiple Competition Policy Enforcement Procedure
    Oliver Budzinski, Ilmenau University of Technology discusses Lead Jurisdiction Concepts: Towards Rationalizing Multiple Competition Policy Enforcement Procedures. ABSTRACT: Lead jurisdiction models represent one option how to extend and…
  • Aug 26

    Patents and Cumulative Innovation: Causal Evidence from the Court

    Patents and Cumulative Innovation: Causal Evidence from the Court
    Alberto Galasso, University of Toronto and Mark Schankerman, London School of Economics provide Patents and Cumulative Innovation: Causal Evidence from the Courts. ABSTRACT: Cumulative innovation is central to economic growth. Do patent…
Rank this Week: 24

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/
  • Aug 26

    Burger King opts for Canada

    Burger King opts for Canada
    Earlier this month I thought perhaps that when Walgreens stepped away from the edge that we had seen the high water mark of the inversion movement. But, I guess I was wrong (not for the first or last time). This...
  • Aug 22

    HSR trips up Berkshire

    HSR trips up Berkshire
    Berkshire Hathaway reminds us that HSR can be tricky business. They just agreed to pay close to $900k in fines to settle a lawsuit from the DOJ in connection with a transaction in which Berkshire converted some notes before cashing...
  • Aug 19

    What's driving inversions?

    What's driving inversions?
    That question is still a bit of a mystery. Still no real answer, but like the SAT test we can start to eliminate the obviously wrong answers. From a paper by Ed Kleinbard, Competitiveness Has Nothing to Do With It...
Rank this Week: 149

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/
  • Aug 26

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration
    There is a consensus in America that we need to control health care costs and improve the delivery of health care. After a long debate on health care reform and careful scrutiny of health care markets, there seems to be agreement that the…
  • Aug 22

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to expand its presence in online data regulation.  On August 13 the FTC announced a forthcoming workshop to explore appropriate policies toward “big data,” a term used to…
  • Aug 18

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright
    An important new paper was recently posted to SSRN by Commissioner Joshua Wright and Joanna Tsai.  It addresses a very hot topic in the innovation industries: the role of patented innovation in standard setting organizations (SSO),…
Rank this Week: 195

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 585

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 730

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

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

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
Rank this Week: 835

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: 848

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
Rank this Week: 1311

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/
  • Aug 26

    N.D. Cal. Just Opened the Damages Umbrella

    N.D. Cal. Just Opened the Damages Umbrella
    In County of San Mateo v. CSL, Limited, Case No. 3:10-cv-05686-JSC (N.D. Cal. Aug. 20, 2014) (Corley, M.J.), the Northern District of California held that California’s antitrust law, the Cartwright Act, allows the recovery of umbrella…
  • Jul 31

    The Senate is Considering Minimum Resale Pricing for Contact Lense

    The Senate is Considering Minimum Resale Pricing for Contact Lense
    NPR has the story.  Under federal law, of course, RPM is subject to the Rule of Reason.  Apparently the Senate is interested because a large portion of the contact lens market is subject to the restrictions. It is unclear to me…
  • Jul 17

    Northern District of California Addresses Functional Discounts, Price Discrimination Claim

    Northern District of California Addresses Functional Discounts, Price Discrimination Claim
    In Mathew Enterprise, Inc. v. Chrysler Group, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95522 (N.D. Cal. July 11, 2014) (Freeman, J.), the court dismissed certain Robinson-Patman Act price discrimination claims and allowed others to proceed, and in so doing…
Rank this Week: 1615

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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AntitrustConnect Blog

AntitrustConnect Blog

Covers antitrust developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://antitrustconnect.com/
  • Aug 10

    Monopoly Claims Can Survive Summary Judgment: Medtronic Must Defend Conduct in “Bone Mill” Market

    Monopoly Claims Can Survive Summary Judgment: Medtronic Must Defend Conduct in “Bone Mill” Market
    Wolters Kluwer Law & BusinessWolters Kluwer Law & Business One firm’s ability to break into the market for “bone mills” used in spinal-fusion surgery did not foreclose the possibility that medical device company…
  • Aug 7

    Can Bundled Discounts Be Illegal If Offered By a Firm Without Market Power?

    Can Bundled Discounts Be Illegal If Offered By a Firm Without Market Power?
    Schiff Hardin LLPSchiff Hardin LLP Bundled discounts are common marketing schemes that normally benefit consumers and competition; however, courts and commentators have found certain circumstances when they might be illegal…
  • Jul 28

    Making the Sentencing Guidelines Message Complete

    Making the Sentencing Guidelines Message Complete
    Compliance StrategistsCompliance Strategists As the U.S. Sentencing Commission considers reforms of the guidelines for antitrust crimes, it should take action to affirm the importance of antitrust compliance programs as an essential tool in…
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Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

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

http://antitrustcommentary.com
Rank this Week: 2070

Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
Rank this Week: 2351

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/
  • Aug 20

    Why Does Antitrust Law Matter to You?

    Why Does Antitrust Law Matter to You?
    Antitrust matters to me. It is a big part of how I make my living—as an antitrust attorney. That is why the blog is called (unimaginatively) The Antitrust Attorney Blog. You might be an antitrust lawyer too. And if so, I guess the above…
  • Aug 15

    Does a Refusal to Deal With a Competitor Create Antitrust Liability?

    Does a Refusal to Deal With a Competitor Create Antitrust Liability?
    Yes, in certain narrow circumstances, refusing to do business with a competitor violates Section 2 of the Sherman Act, which regulates monopolies, attempts at monopoly, and exclusionary conduct. This probably seems odd—don’t…
  • Aug 7

    We Filed a US Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting Antitrust Lawsuits Against Licensing Board

    We Filed a US Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting Antitrust Lawsuits Against Licensing Board
    By Jarod Bona and Aaron Gott Today we filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of We All Help Patients, Inc. in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, a federal antitrust case challenging…
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Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

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

http://antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    D.C. Government Continues Fight Over Alleged Gas Price Fixing in the District of Columbia

    D.C. Government Continues Fight Over Alleged Gas Price Fixing in the District of Columbia
    On May 6, 2014, a gasoline price-fixing lawsuit brought by District of Columbia Attorney General Irving Nathan was thrown out of court by Judge Craig Iscoe, ruling the District of Columbia has no grounds to bring such an action. The District…
  • Jun 13

    Intel Loses Appeal in Europe

    Intel Loses Appeal in Europe
    On June 12, 2014, the European General Court handed down a ruling that rejected Intel’s appeal to have its $1.44 billion fine overturned. In 2009, the European Commission (“EC”) concluded that Intel engaged in…
  • Jun 5

    Donald Sterling to Continue Antitrust Lawsuit Against NBA and Commissioner

    Donald Sterling to Continue Antitrust Lawsuit Against NBA and Commissioner
    On May 30, 2014, the lawyers representing Donald Sterling, the controversial ex-owner of the National Basketball Association (“NBA”) franchise, the Los Angeles Clippers (“Clippers”), filed a complaint before the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2944

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: 3075

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…
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