GCR USA - 20 June 2018
How do you convince a jury to rule in favour of three dominant producers in the egg industry after a decade-long class action suit? Lawyers at Dechert say it is about telling a convincing story and leaving the econometrics at home.
GCR USA - 23 April 2018
After a company has spent nearly a decade trying to evade an antitrust trial, what does it do when it finally has to defend itself on the merits in court? For C&S Wholesale Grocers – which stood accused of dividing geographic markets with Supervalu, the other biggest grocery wholesaler in the US – the answer was to hire Weil Gotshal & Manges.
GCR USA - 20 July 2017
How do you persuade customers to testify against the two dominant companies in an industry to help win your client access to the data it needs? A trio of partners at Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick say that if customers are sufficiently fed up with higher prices and the loss of their preferred service provider, they'll tell a judge about it.
GCR USA - 02 May 2017
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?
GCR USA - 30 December 2016
Antitrust cases rarely make it all the way to trial, and even more rarely give a jury the opportunity to return a verdict.
GCR USA - 03 October 2016
There may be no better exponents of how difficult it was to win reversal of a lower court’s ruling against American Express than those who oppose the appellate court’s decision.
GCR USA - 22 August 2016
Lawyers defending a trio of Chinese solar panel makers had good news and bad news: they got a bankrupt US competitor’s lawsuit, claiming that the companies had colluded on “unreasonably low prices”, kicked out of Michigan federal court, even though a similar complaint in California federal court had survived their motion to dismiss. Next up: the Michigan plaintiff appealed against its loss, and cited the contrary California decision.
GCR USA - 23 May 2016
Unusually, Latham & Watkins partner Dan Wall was able to defeat two requests for preliminary injunctions in separate cases within the same week earlier this month. For that, he's our Litigator of the Week.
GCR USA - 19 May 2016
Last week, Latham & Watkins fended off an attempt by cranberry growers to sue Ocean Spray on a class-wide basis for allegedly suppressing the market price for cranberry concentrate.
GCR USA - 25 February 2016
When a federal judge ruled last week that price-fixing claims against a group of building material companies can go before a jury, he made one exception.
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