GCR USA - 24 March 2017
Yesterday saw the end of a fun information exchange case – though we’ll admit these things are typically less fun for defendants. Elsewhere, Apple had a good day in court, and we have some choice words from from Pearson Simon & Warshaw partner Bruce Simon. Today we’re in both New York and Washington, DC, federal appellate courts for oral arguments involving Uber and Anthem/Cigna.
GCR USA - 23 March 2017
G’day. We bring you news of a Manhattan federal judge turning down global distribution system Sabre’s request for a new trial – and a Q&A with Deborah Garza about her panel of ex-enforcers at GCR Live Cartels. It’s on Tuesday in Washington, DC, and it’s right before the GCR Awards, so you should come along. Let’s face it, you’ll be in town anyway.
GCR USA - 22 March 2017
Last year on this day we were in Washington, DC, federal court to watch the beginning of the showdown between the Federal Trade Commission and office suppliers Staples and Office Depot. We will buy some office stationery to commemorate the trial.
GCR USA - 21 March 2017
It’s the second day of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings, and we’re keeping our ears open for any mentions of antitrust.
GCR USA - 20 March 2017
If the Trump Administration is indeed on the verge of formally nominating someone to lead the Department of Justice’s antitrust division, then in theory the new head could be in office no later than Christine Varney was eight years ago – by 20 April – given the speedy confirmations that the Republican-controlled Senate has given to other appointees.
GCR USA - 17 March 2017
Our main story today is about the Chamber of Commerce’s recommendations to the US antitrust agencies, but we wrap up the briefing with the two Irish-descended members of the Federal Trade Commission. Only 10.1% of the US population may identify as Irish, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all celebrate – especially when St Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday.
GCR USA - 16 March 2017
The first round of NCAA March Madness starts today, and if you’re like us, you’ve already filled out your brackets. Former college basketball star Edward O’Bannon sued the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 2009, seeking to recover damages on behalf of former men’s college football and basketball players. Though an appellate decision limited the monetary benefits student-athletes can obtain, it left the NCAA open to attacks from other litigants.
GCR USA - 15 March 2017
On the Ides of March, beware easy assumptions about what will happen next in antitrust. Today's briefing and Tipline include what is now the Trump Department of Justice fiercely defending its victory against the Anthem/Cigna merger; a senator calling for big mergers to pay higher fees; and a complaint that begins with a Yogi Berra quote.
GCR USA - 14 March 2017
Senator Amy Klobuchar, yesterday: “Our goal is to make antitrust cool again. And if the administration won’t do it, we will.” GCR always knew antitrust was cool.
GCR USA - 13 March 2017
Today we’ll be at the Center for American Progress, where Senator Amy Klobuchar, the ranking member of the Senate’s antitrust subcommittee, is set to give the opening keynote followed by a discussion about the concentration of economic power.
GCR USA - 10 March 2017
Of the various "beachhead" officials hired into the federal government by the Trump Administration since inauguration day, none appear to be antitrust related. Sad! Hopefully this briefing will console the competition community for such neglect, as we listen to top lawyers’ predictions for merger reviews and highlight the latest in litigation and agency advocacy.
GCR USA - 09 March 2017
We’ve got coverage of an antitrust ruling out of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and oral arguments at the Ninth Circuit.
Frédéric Louis and Cormac O'Daly
Satyen Dhana, Christine Graham and Jacqueline Vallat
CMS Cameron McKenna (London)
Thomas Graf and Alexander Waksman
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP