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ITC commissioner to step down at the end of June

ITC commissioner to step down at the end of June

GCR USA - 26 May 2017

F Scott Kieff, a commissioner at the International Trade Commission, will step down from his post at the end of June to focus on academia.

Seventh Circuit judge sceptical of rooftop baseball case

Seventh Circuit judge sceptical of rooftop baseball case

GCR USA - 26 May 2017

A federal appeal judge has indicated that claims by businesses with rooftops next to the Chicago Cubs stadium may be scuppered by professional baseball's antitrust immunity.

Car buyers seek Supreme Court review of alleged shipping cartel

Car buyers seek Supreme Court review of alleged shipping cartel

GCR USA - 25 May 2017

American car buyers have asked the Supreme Court to revive their claims against more than a dozen global automotive shipping companies they accuse of orchestrating and operating a cartel.

FTC commissioners diverge on algorithms

FTC commissioners diverge on algorithms

GCR USA - 24 May 2017

Acting Federal Trade Commission chairman Maureen Ohlhausen said yesterday that the American antitrust agencies are well-equipped to deal with potentially anticompetitive algorithms and said some concerns about their use are “alarmist” – a more relaxed perspective than that offered by Democratic commissioner Terrell McSweeny the day before.

Judge denies injunction request in ATM fees case

Judge denies injunction request in ATM fees case

GCR USA - 24 May 2017

A federal court judge has denied a group of ATM operators’ attempt to control the fees Visa and Mastercard charge ATM owners that have allegedly driven many independent cash point operators out of business.

Third Circuit judge says pay-for-delay decision should have waited

Third Circuit judge says pay-for-delay decision should have waited

GCR USA - 23 May 2017

A trial court judge demanded greater specificity about the value of an alleged pay-for-delay agreement than the case law requires when he dismissed plaintiffs’ complaint, an appellate judge said at oral argument last week.

FTC attorney opposes price-cost test for loyalty discounts

FTC attorney opposes price-cost test for loyalty discounts

GCR USA - 23 May 2017

Price-cost tests are neither easily administered nor closely tied to the economic rationale for how loyalty discounts can harm competition, an attorney advisor in the Federal Trade Commission’s policy shop said yesterday.

DOJ takes fight against fractional licences to Second Circuit

DOJ takes fight against fractional licences to Second Circuit

GCR USA - 22 May 2017

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division stands by its interpretation of consent decrees governing the two largest performing rights organisations’ licensing and insists that a district court erred in holding that the decree allows for fractional licences for split works.

Qualcomm sues Apple suppliers over patent royalties

Qualcomm sues Apple suppliers over patent royalties

GCR USA - 19 May 2017

Qualcomm has sued four Taiwanese iPhone assemblers for allegedly failing to pay patent royalties on chipsets in the mobile devices.

Northshore moves for class decertification

Northshore moves for class decertification

GCR USA - 19 May 2017

A Chicago hospital on Wednesday asked an Illinois federal judge to decertify a class of direct purchasers accusing it of a monopolistic tie-up that led to higher prices.

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