Law: Sherman Antitrust Act 1890 (USA)

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

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

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