A Utah federal judge has held that a Department of Justice criminal collusion case against an heir locator service will be decided under the rule of reason.
The Federal Trade Commission and attorney general of North Dakota yesterday sued to block a health system’s acquisition of a rival North Dakota clinic, claiming the tie-up would reduce competition and raise prices.
Economist Agustin Ros has moved to the Brattle Group, just one month after he stepped down as senior vice president at the consultancy National Economic Research Associates.
The 55th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown Shoe v US falls on a Sunday, so we’re celebrating early. Judge Amit Mehta reminded us of the date while speaking at a Bates White dinner last week; the precedent loomed large in his ruling for the Federal Trade Commission against Sysco/ US Foods, as it does in most merger decisions.
Baker & Miller co-founder Donald I Baker, the last non-political appointee to lead the Department of Justice's antitrust division, deplores the agency's decision not to seek Supreme Court review of its loss against American Express at the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Norton Rose Fulbright partner Layne Kruse will moderate a panel on antitrust litigation and compliance programmes at GCR Live Antitrust Litigation in New York next month. He talked to GCR USA about his personal experience with compliance programmes; what he hopes people will take away from the panel; and some big companies that have been punished by having a compliance programme imposed on them.
How does a lawyer decide to take on a David versus Goliath case such as that brought by competitors against General Electric on monopolisation grounds – a notoriously difficult claim to prove under current antitrust law?
The top doc today is of re-heated interest with the appointment of Andrew Finch as temporary head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division, to become principal deputy once the Senate confirms Makan Delrahim. More recent are an essay by Doug Melamed – one of Finch’s predecessors as both principal deputy and acting assistant attorney general – and the Federal Trade Commission’s final pre-trial brief before clashing with 1-800 Contacts.
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