Law: Sherman Antitrust Act 1890 (USA)

Crabbers accuse Pacific Seafood of illegal monopsonisation

The largest US seafood processor unlawfully gained control of the market for purchasing Dungeness crab in the Pacific Northwest through mergers, exclusive dealing and anticompetitive dumping, a class of independent crab catchers has said.

15 March 2023

Eleventh Circuit rejects Venezuelan president’s bid to intervene in antitrust suit

Venezuela's state-owned oil company cannot advance price-fixing claims in US court because the State Department does not recognise the country’s current government, a federal appellate court has ruled.

15 March 2023

Saudi laws not a discovery shield, PGA Tour says

The Saudi Arabian entity behind LIV Golf cannot hide behind the Kingdom’s laws to avoid subpoenas related to the antitrust litigation it initiated, the PGA Tour has argued.

14 March 2023

DOJ: home healthcare defendants not protected by Maine law

Four at-home healthcare agency owners cannot blame their no-poach conspiracy on confusion over Maine’s health department rules, the Department of Justice has said.

14 March 2023

Text messages suggest home healthcare defendants committed to ‘the agreement’

A witness called by the Department of Justice has testified that he participated in a group text in which four at-home healthcare agency owners “reached an agreement” to fix hourly wages for caregivers.

13 March 2023

LinkedIn defeats monopolisation claims

A group of LinkedIn subscribers failed to allege that the platform illegally maintained its monopoly over professional networking through anticompetitive data practices, a federal California judge has held.

13 March 2023

DOJ witness claims he was pressured to join wage-fixing agreement

Four at-home healthcare agency owners charged with entering into a wage-fixing and no-poach conspiracy tried to pressure others to join, a rival who recorded conversations with the defendants has testified.

10 March 2023

DOJ seeks first no-poach conviction at home healthcare staffing trial

An agreement between four home healthcare agency owners to fix wages and not hire each other’s employees violated US antitrust law regardless of whether they acted on it, the Department of Justice has told a federal jury in Maine.

09 March 2023

Big Tech monopolists akin to robber barons, DOJ official says

A US Department of Justice official has said the tactics used by monopolists in the digital economy are not different to those used by the original robber barons.

09 March 2023

Ivy League athletes deprived of competition, suit alleges

The Ivy League and its eight member universities engaged in a horizontal price-fixing scheme by agreeing not to award athletic scholarships, a pair of college basketball players have argued.

09 March 2023

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