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A federal court in California has dismissed antitrust claims against several guitar and amplifier makers and a music industry association, finding that plaintiffs did not, and likely could not, offer proof that the companies conspired to fix prices.
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A federal jury this week is scheduled to begin deliberating whether global technology company Samsung abused its market power by allegedly refusing to license its essential patents to rival Apple on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms, as it had promised to do.
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Allegations of collusion between two major US football associations have been thrown out after a US federal judge found that now-defunct soccer promoter ChampionsWorld failed to define the market its rivals allegedly attempted to shut it out of.
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A US federal judge says he will allow the owner of the country’s most popular pornography websites to continue its antitrust case against the powerful non-profit group tasked with assigning websites the unique domain names that create the infrastructure of the internet.
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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has intervened in litigation against pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Teva, calling no-fee settlements reached over patent challenges a “convenient method” to delay drug entry.
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A US appeals court has allowed a class of direct purchasers to revive their price-fixing lawsuit against the US subsidiary of Finnish paper manufacturer Stora Enso.
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European Commissioner for Competition Joaquín Almunia tells David Vascott about the most pressing issues facing DG Comp in 2012.
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Japanese electronics manufacturer Epson Imaging Devices has agreed to pay Motorola Mobility US$150 million to settle accusations that it conspired to fix the price of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) used in mobile phones.
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Lawyers for plaintiffs that secured a guilty verdict and an award of more than US$250 million against electronics maker Toshiba have engaged in a new courtroom battle with the company – which is claiming it does not have to pay out the damages.
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A panel of the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals has backed a lower court’s decision dismissing an antitrust lawsuit against four helicopter operators accused of fixing the prices on transportation services for oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.