Law: Sherman Antitrust Act 1890 (USA)

CVS accused of illegal tying over federal rebates

CVS unlawfully forced certain hospitals to rely on the services of one of its subsidiaries to collect federal rebates on prescriptions, a Pennsylvania hospital has alleged.

18 April 2023

Philadelphia Orchestra accused of crushing smaller rival

The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts unlawfully gained control of the market for local symphonic music through predatory pricing and other anticompetitive actions, an independent orchestra has said.

17 April 2023

Mehta: network effects may warrant Google trial

The fact that Google’s search engine improves in quality as it gains more users may justify the Department of Justice’s monopoly maintenance lawsuit going to trial, the judge presiding over the case has said.

14 April 2023

Ingevity cannot escape $85 million antitrust judgment

Chemical company Ingevity cannot relitigate a jury’s ruling that it owes $85 million in damages for exclusive dealing and illegally tying its car emissions solutions by raising post-judgment immunity claims, a Delaware federal judge has ruled.

13 April 2023

Seventh Circuit grants immunity to Chicago parking deal

The parking meter company that the City of Chicago blessed as a monopoly for the next 75 years is immune from antitrust scrutiny even if the arrangement is “foolish”, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has said.

11 April 2023

Former NCAA athletes seek damages post-Alston

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro and Winston & Strawn are seeking to recover millions of dollars on behalf of former student-athletes who did not settle the NCAA Grant-in-Aid Cap antitrust litigation that reached the Supreme Court.

05 April 2023

Apple and Google prevail against search conspiracy claims

Advertisement purchasers seeking to break up Apple and Google provided no evidence that the companies colluded to avoid competing with each other in the online search sector, a federal judge in Oakland has ruled.

05 April 2023

DOJ settles with Activision over gamer salary limitations

Activision Blizzard illegally depressed the wages of professional video game players by punishing teams that exceeded the spending limits it imposed on its leagues, the Department of Justice has said.

04 April 2023

New Surescripts contracts not enough to escape FTC lawsuit, judge rules

Surescripts’ new contracts could still be anticompetitive despite the company removing certain provisions in an attempt to fend off a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit alleging it monopolised the market for e-prescription services, a federal judge has ruled.

03 April 2023

Kanter: DOJ doing more with fewer staff

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division is taking on increasingly complex issues with 220 fewer employees than it had in the 1970s, assistant attorney general Jonathan Kanter has said.

03 April 2023

Unlock unlimited access to all Global Competition Review content