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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/
  • Jul 1

    Antitrust Chronicle Summer 2015, Volume 6 Number 2

    Antitrust Chronicle Summer 2015, Volume 6 Number 2
    Compliance Complexities Joseph Murphy, Jun 30, 2015 Agency Assessments of Compliance Programs No matter what an agency may say in speeches about the importance of compliance and ethics efforts, if it ignores good programs in practice, then…
  • Jul 1

    From Imitation to Collusion - A Comment

    From Imitation to Collusion - A Comment
    Jörg Oechssler, University of Heidelberg, Alex Roomets, Franklin and Marshall College, and Stefan Roth, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona offer From Imitation to Collusion - A Comment. ABSTRACT: In oligopoly, imitating the most successful…
  • Jul 1

    A simple way to identify the degree of collusion under proportional reduction

    A simple way to identify the degree of collusion under proportional reduction
    Oleksandr Shcherbakov and Naoki Wakamori, both University of Mannheimm offer A simple way to identify the degree of collusion under proportional reduction. ABSTRACT: Proportional reduction is a common cartel practice, in which cartel members…
Rank this Week: 55

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

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

http://antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • May 29

    FTC Challenges Deal Based on Future Competition Concern

    FTC Challenges Deal Based on Future Competition Concern
    On May 29, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued an administrative complaint alleging that Steris Corporation’s (“Steris”) proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of Synergy Health plc…
  • May 7

    Mergers That Raise Future Competition Concerns Present Deal Risk

    Mergers That Raise Future Competition Concerns Present Deal Risk
    On April 27, 2015, the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) Antitrust Division released a statement regarding Applied Materials Inc. (“AMAT”) and Tokyo Electron’s (“TEL”) joint announcement that they…
  • Mar 22

    DOJ Obtains Disgorgement of Profits for Illegally Consummated Merger

    DOJ Obtains Disgorgement of Profits for Illegally Consummated Merger
    On March 16, 2015, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and New York State Attorney General announced that they reached a settlement with Coach USA Inc., City Sights LLC and their joint venture, Twin America LLC, to remedy…
Rank this Week: 343

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 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 498

Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
Rank this Week: 666

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/
  • Jun 30

    The OECD Provides Further Guidance on Assessing the Anticompetitive Impact of Laws and Regulation

    The OECD Provides Further Guidance on Assessing the Anticompetitive Impact of Laws and Regulation
    The most welfare-inimical restrictions on competition stem from governmental action, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s newly promulgated “Competition Assessment Toolkit, Volume 3: Operational…
  • Jun 29

    One Step Forward: The Supremes Add Some Bite to Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysi

    One Step Forward: The Supremes Add Some Bite to Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysi
    Today, in Michigan v. EPA, a five-Justice Supreme Court majority (Antonin Scalia, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito, with Thomas issuing a separate concurrence) held that the…
  • Jun 23

    The Green Shoots of the NYC Taxi Rules on Ridesharing Companie

    The Green Shoots of the NYC Taxi Rules on Ridesharing Companie
    I am of two minds when it comes to the announcement today that the NYC taxi commission will permit companies like Uber and Lyft to update, when the companies wish, the mobile apps that serve as the front end for the ridesharing platforms. My…
Rank this Week: 843

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/
  • Jun 30

    “And the Plaintiffs Don’t Have to Sue My Competitors Because? . . . .”

    “And the Plaintiffs Don’t Have to Sue My Competitors Because? . . . .”
    One of the pet peeves of antitrust defendants is that the joint-and-several liability rule often means that plaintiffs can pick and choose which defendants to sue. (Plaintiffs will say – that’s a design feature of the antitrust…
  • Jun 23

    SCOTUS Reaffirms that in Antitrust Cases, It Gives Less Deference to Precedent

    SCOTUS Reaffirms that in Antitrust Cases, It Gives Less Deference to Precedent
    Yesterday, in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the rule first announced in Brulotte v. Thys Co., 379 U.S. 29 (1964), that a patentee cannot collect royalties on sales made after expiration of the patent. The…
  • Jun 16

    Is Antitrust Relevant for Startups, Emerging, and Non-Dominant Firms?

    Is Antitrust Relevant for Startups, Emerging, and Non-Dominant Firms?
    The answer is (surprise!) “yes.” There are a number of ways in which antitrust law is relevant to emerging and non-dominant companies. Those firms may: Need to deal with the dominant firms in their markets, including by (i)…
Rank this Week: 1233

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Regulatory Capture Vitiates State Action Immunity

    Regulatory Capture Vitiates State Action Immunity
    The Supreme Court has ruled that when an oversight mechanism created by a State—here a State Board—is under the control of those it was supposed to be regulating (sometimes referred to by economists as “regulatory…
  • Jun 18

    There Is Potential Federal Inconsistency Over ACO

    There Is Potential Federal Inconsistency Over ACO
    On June 4, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued final revisions to regulations governing accountable care organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”). Among them is one…
  • Jun 3

    Federal Trade Commission Continues March “to Set a Standard for the Industry” with Cephalon Settlement

    Federal Trade Commission Continues March “to Set a Standard for the Industry” with Cephalon Settlement
    On May 28, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced it had reached a $1.2 billion settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals,[1] which acquired Cephalon in 2012, over reverse payment for its narcolepsy drug, Provigil.  The…
Rank this Week: 742

Antitrust Law Source

Antitrust Law Source

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

http://www.antitrustlawsource.com/
  • Jun 18

    The U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Consider Two Appeals Addressing the Foreign Reach of U.S. Antitrust Law

    The U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Consider Two Appeals Addressing the Foreign Reach of U.S. Antitrust Law
    In 1982, Congress enacted the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (FTAIA) because it believed that, in the interests of international comity, U.S. antitrust jurisdiction over international commerce should be limited to conduct that…
  • Jun 9

    LegalZoom Kicks Off Antitrust Battle Against State Bar Association

    LegalZoom Kicks Off Antitrust Battle Against State Bar Association
    State bar associations and other licensing boards were left like bleeding seals in shark-infested waters following the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision this February in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v.…
  • Jun 3

    Antitrust Probe of Movie Theater Chains Enters Next Act

    Antitrust Probe of Movie Theater Chains Enters Next Act
    The U.S. Department of Justice has turned its spotlight on AMC Entertainment, Inc. in the government’s antitrust probe of the nation’s movie theater industry.  In an 8-K filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange…
Rank this Week: 1039

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

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

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Jul 1

    Antitrust Enforcers Sue Four Hospitals For Carving Up South-Central Michigan

    Antitrust Enforcers Sue Four Hospitals For Carving Up South-Central Michigan
    By Rosa M. Morales The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Michigan Attorney General’s Office are suing four Michigan hospital systems for allegedly engaging in antitrust violations by agreeing to refrain from…
  • Jun 30

    Sysco Scraps US Foods Merger After FTC Victory In Court

    Sysco Scraps US Foods Merger After FTC Victory In Court
    By Allison F. Sheedy Sysco Corp. announced yesterday that it is abandoning its plans to acquire food service rival US Foods Inc., following last week’s setback to the deal in federal court. In an opinion that closely tracked the FTC/DOJ…
  • Jun 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. Judge Halts Sysco’s Proposed Merger With US Foods.  A federal judge has ordered a preliminary injunction to block…
Rank this Week: 4625

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
  • Jun 25

    FinCEN Speech Outlines “Core Principles” on Enforcement

    FinCEN Speech Outlines “Core Principles” on Enforcement
    A recent Reed Smith Client Alert discusses a June 2015 speech by Stephanie Brooker, Associate Director for Enforcement at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”). Although Ms. Brooker’s comments were specifically…
  • Jun 25

    FinCEN Enforcement Stacks the Deck in AML Compliance for Casinos and Card Club

    FinCEN Enforcement Stacks the Deck in AML Compliance for Casinos and Card Club
    Introduction Stephanie Booker, Associate Director for Enforcement, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) recently gave a speech at the Nevada Bar Association’s Bank Secrecy Act Conference in Las Vegas. Involved in…
  • Jun 24

    Despite First Administrative Appeal, CFPB Seeks Out Court

    Despite First Administrative Appeal, CFPB Seeks Out Court
    On June 4, 2015, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray issued a decision in the first appeal of a CFPB administrative proceeding. The appeal to Director Cordray followed the CFPB’s first administrative trial…
Rank this Week: 3728

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2330

AntitrustConnect Blog

AntitrustConnect Blog

Covers antitrust developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://antitrustconnect.com/
  • Jun 19

    Dawn Raids – EU’s Highest Court Prevents Circumvention of the Ban on Using Dawn Raids for Fishing Expedition

    Dawn Raids – EU’s Highest Court Prevents Circumvention of the Ban on Using Dawn Raids for Fishing Expedition
    Hogan LovellsHogan Lovells The Court of Justice of the European Union has now delivered its judgment in the Deutsche Bahn1 case. This case concerns important practical principles which govern the conduct of European Commission dawn raids…
  • Jun 16

    The Roberts Court, Enforcement Agencies and “The Limits of Antitrust”

    The Roberts Court, Enforcement Agencies and “The Limits of Antitrust”
    Schiff Hardin LLPSchiff Hardin LLP Finding a unifying theory to explain (almost) all the decisions of the Supreme Court in a substantive area can be a difficult task. Alden Abbott and Thom Lambert’s new article accomplishes it for the…
  • Jun 11

    High Court Considering Fate of Three Antitrust Petition

    High Court Considering Fate of Three Antitrust Petition
    Wolters Kluwer Law & BusinessWolters Kluwer Law & Business Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to consider whether to grant review in three antitrust cases. We could know as early as next Monday the fate of the petitions for…
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Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3055

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/
  • Jun 10

    Texas Federal Court Acts for Teladoc in Antitrust Case Against State Medical Board

    Texas Federal Court Acts for Teladoc in Antitrust Case Against State Medical Board
    It is easier to succeed in business without competition than with it. And if you are used to practicing your profession in a particular way, it is quite uncomfortable when new approaches develop that undercut your business. (As an aside,…
  • May 20

    Why You Should Consider Filing an Amicus Brief in an Appellate Case

    Why You Should Consider Filing an Amicus Brief in an Appellate Case
    An amicus curiae brief is filed by a non-party—usually in an appellate court like the US Supreme Court—that seeks to educate the court by offering facts, analysis, or a perspective that the party briefing doesn’t present.…
  • Apr 19

    The Colgate Doctrine and Other Alternatives to Resale-Price-Maintenance Agreement

    The Colgate Doctrine and Other Alternatives to Resale-Price-Maintenance Agreement
    As an antitrust attorney with an antitrust blog, my phone rings with a varied assortment of antitrust-related questions. One of the most common topics involves resale-price maintenance. “Resale price maintenance” is also one of…
Rank this Week: 1861

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: 1494

Antitrust Commentary

Antitrust Commentary

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

http://antitrustcommentary.com
Rank this Week: 1483

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: 4907

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: 1703