Law: Sherman Antitrust Act 1890 (USA)

FTC backs generic pharma theories related to Parkinson’s drug

Several branded pharmaceutical companies have mischaracterised the launch of a generic alternative to their Parkinson’s Disease treatment as “free-riding”, the Federal Trade Commission has said while intervening in private litigation.

22 March 2023

Judge clears runway for JetBlue/Spirit decision by year’s end

The Department of Justice’s bid to block JetBlue’s $3.8 billion proposed acquisition of Spirit Airlines will go to trial on 16 October, a Massachusetts federal judge has decided.

22 March 2023

Judge denies summary judgment in auto glass boycott case

A pair of auto glass wholesalers will need to prove at trial that two rivals cut off their supply through an illegal boycott, a federal New York judge has held in rejecting the plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment.

21 March 2023

FTC: Surescripts case not moot even if conduct stopped

The Federal Trade Commission says it should be allowed to keep litigating claims that Surescripts illegally monopolised markets for e-prescription services despite the company claiming to have removed the contractual terms at issue.

21 March 2023

Google: too late for DOJ to seek sanctions

Google has argued that the Department of Justice and a coalition of state attorneys general knew for years that its employees used the “off-the-record” chat messages at the heart of their latest request for sanctions.

21 March 2023

Uber, Postmates and Grubhub cannot enforce “infinite” arbitration clause

Uber, Postmates and Grubhub cannot force arbitration against consumers' claims that they conspired with restaurants to fix meal prices, a federal judge in Manhattan has said.

20 March 2023

New plaintiff takes over Jiffy Lube no-poach litigation

A former Jiffy Lube employee can lead a lawsuit challenging the company’s alleged use of no-poach agreements between franchisees after the previous lead plaintiff’s $2 million settlement excluded him, a Philadelphia federal judge has said.

20 March 2023

Nevada home health exec indicted in DOJ’s wage-fixing probe

A federal grand jury has indicted a Nevada healthcare staffing executive on one count of conspiring to fix the wages of Las Vegas nurses.

17 March 2023

$5.6 billion Visa, Mastercard settlement survives

An appellate court has upheld the approval of a $5.6 billion settlement resolving a class-action lawsuit in which 12 million businesses alleged Visa and Mastercard fixed payment processing fees.

17 March 2023

DOJ and Google seek to exclude experts in search case

The Department of Justice and Google are each urging Judge Amit Mehta to narrow the scope of expert testimony that the other hopes to present at trial in September.

15 March 2023

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