Location, location, location: The Tipline for 11 July 2019

11 July 2019

While echolocation is used for navigation by bats (and some shrews, birds and whales, according to Encyclopedia Britannica), heir location is a distinctly human business – companies find unknowing heirs to estates and facilitate those heirs’ claims in exchange for a fee. One firm in that business pleaded guilty yesterday to allocating customers after a legal battle that involved an initial dismissal on procedural grounds, and a rule of reason reversal. We also have updates on scheduling in the Department of Justice’s effort to block the Quad/LSC merger and concerns from AT&T that the states’ challenge to Sprint/T-Mobile is giving those companies access to competitively sensitive information.