A federal appellate court has granted Qualcomm’s request to partially stay the remedies ordered by a lower court, which found the chipmaker’s licensing practices violated federal antitrust law.
The internal appeal tribunal at Slovakia’s competition authority has annulled a €9.3 million fine that the authority imposed on 15 companies for participating in a car sales cartel.
Australia’s public prosecutor has charged shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean with criminally violating cartel rules following an investigation by the country’s antitrust watchdog.
Mexico’s antitrust watchdog has fined Cancun Airport €3.3 million for refusing to issue permits to taxi drivers, resulting in the inflation of millions of taxi fares.
Herbert Smith Freehills has established a joint partnership with a Shanghai-based law firm, while Linklaters has added a new competition partner to its Beijing team.
Enforcers from Brazil, Mexico and Argentina will participate in the GCR-Latin Lawyer Live Summit in Brazil on Friday 11 October – including the president of Brazil’s Council for Administrative Economic Defence.
A federal judge has thrown out a $44 million antitrust judgment against cigar maker Swisher after an indictment was unsealed in which an executive at the plaintiff company admitted it had fraudulently avoided excise taxes.
Cigarillo brand Swisher, known for its Swisher Sweets, received bad news in February when the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reinstated a $44 million judgment against it, but the company’s fortunes turned early this week. Judge James Selna ruled on Monday that plaintiff Trendsettah’s failure to disclose information about its tax evasion affected its damages analysis and constituted fraud on the court, so he tossed the verdict. We have details on that case, plus an update in class certification in pay-for-delay litigation regarding an ADHD medication, and a new antitrust consent decree drawing interest. Monday is the UK’s summer bank holiday, so we will be back in your inbox Tuesday morning.
“Break up Big Tech” has become a rallying cry on both ends of the political spectrum, as people around the world worry about dominant technology companies’ ability to buy up potential rivals and extend their reach into other areas of business. Pallavi Guniganti considers whether firewalls – separating business units operationally while keeping them under the same corporate umbrella – could address some of these competition concerns.
A senior official at Russia’s antitrust watchdog has likened “big data” to oil and suggested that all market participants should have equal access to it.
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