Law: Sherman Antitrust Act 1890 (USA)

NCAA says plaintiffs’ damages request would violate Title IX

The National Collegiate Athletics Association has argued that three groups of student-athletes should not get class certification because 96% of the proposed award would go to men.

03 May 2023

Energizer, Walmart accused of fixing battery prices

Energizer and Walmart orchestrated an illegal scheme to inflate prices for disposable batteries, two groups of consumers and a rival retailer have alleged.

02 May 2023

DOJ should reconsider no-poach prosections, defence bar says

Several members of the defence bar have suggested the government abandon criminal labour cases altogether after its fourth attempt at a no-poach prosecution fell apart before even reaching the jury.

02 May 2023

US DOJ loses another criminal no-poach case

A Connecticut federal judge has thrown out the US Department of Justice’s criminal no-poach case against six aerospace employees after the government rested its case, before sending it to the jury for deliberations.

28 April 2023

Google fails to down US DOJ's ad tech case

The US Department of Justice can proceed with its lawsuit seeking to break up Google’s online advertising business, a federal court in Virginia has ruled.

28 April 2023

Appeals court rejects states’ “odd” case against Meta

A New York-led coalition of states waited too long to bring their monopolisation lawsuit against Meta Platforms, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held.

28 April 2023

Ninth Circuit rejects Epic’s appeal in Apple case

An appellate court has affirmed a California federal judge’s decision to dismiss claims brought by Epic Games that Apple illegally maintained monopolies over app distribution and payments.

25 April 2023

Google seeks to avoid app store trial

Google has no responsibility to offer Android users the option to use rival app stores, the company has said as it seeks summary judgment against claims it unlawfully monopolised the market for Android app payments and downloads.

24 April 2023

Fragrance industry faces US follow-on after European dawn raids

Four major fragrance manufacturers conspired to fix prices for perfume products and barred competitors from supplying certain customers, an independent wholesaler has argued in a proposed class action.

20 April 2023

Texas court reporters face group boycott allegations

A seller of deposition transcription software has accused rival court reporters of illegally boycotting its services because it threatened their longstanding business model.

19 April 2023

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