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Judge stays discovery in dealer data case

Judge stays discovery in dealer data case

GCR USA - 16 January 2018

A federal judge has granted CDK Global’s and Reynolds and Reynolds’ request to delay discovery in their antitrust battle to block Authenticom from accessing car dealerships' data management systems.

Supreme Court sides with DOJ against Chinese company

Supreme Court sides with DOJ against Chinese company

GCR USA - 16 January 2018

The Supreme Court has agreed with the Department of Justice that the court should address whether US courts should assume that a foreign government’s characterisation of its laws is correct.

Discovery should wait, say defendants in Authenticom data suit

Discovery should wait, say defendants in Authenticom data suit

GCR USA - 12 January 2018

CDK Global and the Reynolds and Reynolds Company say an influx of new complaints justifies a temporary stay of discovery in their battle to block Authenticom from accessing their software.

FTC antitrust chief: AT&T challenge aligns with past practice

FTC antitrust chief: AT&T challenge aligns with past practice

GCR USA - 11 January 2018

The acting director of the Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition has said that the Department of Justice’s challenge to AT&T/Time Warner – widely viewed as a vertical merger – is consistent with past practices.

DOJ probes college admission ethics guide

DOJ probes college admission ethics guide

GCR USA - 11 January 2018

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division is investigating the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s ethical guide to college admissions practices.

New suit alleges inductor cartel

New suit alleges inductor cartel

GCR USA - 11 January 2018

Following years of resistor and capacitor cartel litigation, a direct purchaser has accused several Japanese manufacturers of colluding to fix the prices of inductors, which are also components of circuit boards in electronic products.

FTC has adjusted to two commissioners, lawyers say

FTC has adjusted to two commissioners, lawyers say

GCR USA - 10 January 2018

Attorneys say the Federal Trade Commission's current even division between a Republican acting chairman and a Democratic commissioner has led to some alterations in procedural rules, and a new emphasis on attorney advisors.

Judge rejects antitrust standard for FRAND violations

Judge rejects antitrust standard for FRAND violations

GCR USA - 09 January 2018

A federal judge in California last month rejected an antitrust-based approach to standard-essential patent royalties, ruling that a SEP-holder can be in violation of a commitment to license on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms even if there is no harm to competition.

Endo fights FTC’s “back-door” challenge

Endo fights FTC’s “back-door” challenge

GCR USA - 08 January 2018

The Federal Trade Commission is using the Impax case about an alleged 2010 no-authorised-generic agreement to attack a patent settlement made just last August, Endo Pharmaceuticals said in a successful bid last week to intervene in the agency’s administrative proceeding.

AT&T merger trial prep moves amicably, counsel say

GCR USA - 08 January 2018

Counsel for the Department of Justice’s antitrust division and for AT&T said on Friday that the preparations for their upcoming merger trial are going well and that there are no outstanding disputes they need the Washington, DC, federal court to resolve.

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