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Second Circuit to decide if Uber terms are “reasonably conspicuous”

Second Circuit to decide if Uber terms are “reasonably conspicuous”

GCR USA - 27 March 2017

An appellate judge last week said he could see merit in arguments for and against compelling arbitration in an ongoing antitrust claim against Uber.

Judge Kavanaugh “struggling” with Anthem/Cigna market

Judge Kavanaugh “struggling” with Anthem/Cigna market

GCR USA - 27 March 2017

A judge hearing arguments in Anthem’s appeal against a merger block said the health insurance market’s “unusual” features make it difficult to find precedents for the government’s claim that savings from lower input costs should not be considered as antitrust efficiencies.

If you think Monday is manic, just wait: The Tipline for 27 March 2017

GCR USA - 27 March 2017

Happy ABA antitrust spring meeting week! Half of the cherry blossoms survived the cold blast to deliver peak bloom on Saturday, and there are still plenty of petals floating down. We have a double-header of appellate arguments in today’s briefing. Tomorrow, you’ll hear all about GCR Live Cartels.

India kills competition tribunal

India kills competition tribunal

24 March 2017

Observers say legislation disbanding India’s Competition Appellate Tribunal will harm the development of competition law jurisprudence and the independence of judges overseeing appeals against the Competition Commission of India.

Hong Kong enforcer files first case

Hong Kong enforcer files first case

24 March 2017

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has for the first time referred an alleged bid-rigging cartel – including a subsidiary of telecommunications operator BT – to the jurisdiction’s Competition Tribunal.

US appeals court grapples with Anthem/Cigna "monopsony"

US appeals court grapples with Anthem/Cigna "monopsony"

24 March 2017

Washington, DC, appellate judges pressed the US Department of Justice and Anthem lawyers on Friday about the seemingly uneven effects that the company’s proposed merger with a rival health insurer would have on consumers.

Booking.com faces price coordination probe

Booking.com faces price coordination probe

24 March 2017

Hungary’s Competition Authority has opened an investigation into travel website Booking.com after raiding the company earlier this month.

India investigates Dow/DuPont merger

India investigates Dow/DuPont merger

24 March 2017

The Competition Commission of India initiated the equivalent of a Phase II investigation into the merger between chemical and agricultural giants Dow Chemicals and DuPont on Wednesday, saying that the deal was likely to have an “appreciable adverse effect on competition in India”.

DOJ and DirecTV settle Dodgers antitrust lawsuit

DOJ and DirecTV settle Dodgers antitrust lawsuit

GCR USA - 24 March 2017

Satellite television provider DirecTV and parent AT&T have agreed not to share confidential information with rivals, settling allegations by the Department of Justice that DirecTV had illegally done so while negotiating for carriage of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball channel.

Judge dismisses bulk of AT&T iPhone suit against Apple

Judge dismisses bulk of AT&T iPhone suit against Apple

GCR USA - 24 March 2017

A federal judge in California has granted Apple partial summary judgment against claims that its exclusive arrangement with AT&T when it initially launched the iPhone was illegal.

Q&A with Bruce Simon

Q&A with Bruce Simon

GCR USA - 24 March 2017

Pearson Simon & Warshaw partner Bruce Simon will moderate the panel “To the ends of the earth? Extraterritorial application of cartel laws today” at next week’s second annual GCR Live Cartels.

AT&T, DirecTV and Apple: The Tipline for 24 March 2017

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.