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ITC weighs antitrust injury in case against Chinese steelmakers

ITC weighs antitrust injury in case against Chinese steelmakers

GCR USA - 21 April 2017

Commissioners at a US trade regulator sought guidance yesterday on whether a complainant bringing suit under US trade law must show antitrust injury from an alleged price-fixing scheme, and at least two indicated that they saw no such requirement in the law.

Search terms related to 1-800 Contacts help drive business, rival says

Search terms related to 1-800 Contacts help drive business, rival says

GCR USA - 20 April 2017

An online retail executive testified yesterday that his contact lens business did not stop using 1-800 Contacts trademarks when buying search advertising online, even after the company threatened to take legal action.

Government must address misuse of competition laws, says Garza

Government must address misuse of competition laws, says Garza

GCR USA - 19 April 2017

The Trump Administration needs to address concerns raised about the ways in which antitrust laws outside the US may be being used to harm competition and US companies, a former Department of Justice official said yesterday.

Judge Posner appears to doubt hospital antitrust claim

Judge Posner appears to doubt hospital antitrust claim

GCR USA - 18 April 2017

Judge Richard Posner of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit last week sounded sceptical about allegations that OSF Saint Francis Medical Center prevented a rival hospital from competing for healthcare contracts.

Judge denies class cert to battery buyers

Judge denies class cert to battery buyers

GCR USA - 18 April 2017

Indirect and direct purchasers of lithium-ion battery cells suffered a setback last week when a federal judge in California denied their bids for class certification, saying they must re-plead the element of class-wide harm.

Online searchers just looking for lenses, 1-800 Contacts rival says

Online searchers just looking for lenses, 1-800 Contacts rival says

GCR USA - 13 April 2017

An online contact lens retailer testified yesterday that it would like to use its larger competitor’s trademarks when buying search advertising online, because consumers who Google “1-800 Contacts” are often just looking for any lens retailer.

1-800 Contacts: Search is special, online retail isn’t

1-800 Contacts: Search is special, online retail isn’t

GCR USA - 12 April 2017

Opening statements yesterday in the Federal Trade Commission’s case against 1-800 Contacts focused on the relevant market, and whether trademarks can be barred from search adverts when they are usable in other forms of advertising.

Qualcomm fires counterclaims at Apple

Qualcomm fires counterclaims at Apple

GCR USA - 12 April 2017

Qualcomm has alleged that Apple breached contractual obligations and encouraged investigations of the chipmaker around the world by misrepresenting facts.

Generics can’t stop heart drug cartel suit

Generics can’t stop heart drug cartel suit

GCR USA - 11 April 2017

A federal judge in New York held last week that indirect and direct purchasers had sufficiently alleged that several generic drugmakers orchestrated a scheme to fix and raise the price of propranolol hydrochloride.

Eleventh Circuit says doctors can’t join antitrust suit

Eleventh Circuit says doctors can’t join antitrust suit

GCR USA - 10 April 2017

Three doctors cannot join an antitrust class action against Blue Cross and Blue Shield because they settled similar claims against the health insurer in other litigation, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled last week.

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