Law: Sherman Antitrust Act 1890 (USA)

DOJ: No-poach dismissal was wrong on the law

The Department of Justice has said a federal judge’s rejection of its most recent criminal labour collusion case has no bearing on other no-poach prosecutions.

19 May 2023

Pacific Seafood rejects monopsony claims

Pacific Seafood is urging a federal court to reject a lawsuit accusing it of illegally monopolising the market for purchasing Dungeness crabs because it never did business with the suing angler.

17 May 2023

US Soccer looks to pause monopolisation suit after Second Circuit reversal

The US Soccer Federation is asking a federal appellate court to hold off on reviving allegations it illegally conspired to limit competitive matches until after it petitions the Supreme Court to weigh in.

16 May 2023

Suboxone buyers cannot show antitrust harm, Indivior alleges

Indivior has urged a Pennsylvania judge to dismiss or decertify product-hopping claims against it because the class of end-payor plaintiffs has not shown any evidence of antitrust injury.

15 May 2023

Merck seeks to escape Baltimore’s vaccine bundling lawsuit

The City of Baltimore cannot allege that Merck’s bundled discounts for paediatric rotavirus vaccines harmed competition because its main rival still has every ability to compete, the drugmaker has said.

12 May 2023

JetBlue: Spirit acquisition is “hardly a substantial threat”

The Department of Justice and a coalition of states refused to acknowledge that JetBlue’s $3.8 billion proposed acquisition of Spirit Airlines would allow air travellers to save “billions of dollars” in tickets, JetBlue has said.

11 May 2023

Surgical Care Affiliates: recent no-poach acquittal warrants dismissal

The first company to face criminal no-poach charges has claimed the Department of Justice’s most recent labour collusion loss dooms the case against it.

11 May 2023

Winn-Dixie sanctioned in Keurig price-fixing case

Winn-Dixie has been sanctioned for repeatedly violating discovery orders in the Keurig Green Mountain Single-Serve Coffee antitrust litigation but may continue with its allegations against the K-Cup manufacturer.

10 May 2023

Concrete exec challenges per se rule for criminal conduct

A Minnesota-based concrete executive has said the Department of Justice failed to prove the bid-rigging allegations against him, while joining a recent string of individuals who claim such criminal charges violate their constitutional rights.

10 May 2023

DOJ defends constitutionality of criminal Sherman Act prosecutions

The Department of Justice has pushed back against a former engineering executive’s bid to overturn his bid-rigging conviction because the Sherman Act is unconstitutionally vague.

09 May 2023

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