Law: Sherman Antitrust Act 1890 (USA)

Second Circuit revives suit against FIFA and US Soccer

Relevent Sports may pursue its allegations that the world’s soccer governing body conspired with its members to allocate competitive matches to their home soil, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled.

08 March 2023

Sham litigation counterclaims survive against Tennessee towing company

A Canadian hydraulic equipment supplier can proceed with its allegations that Miller Industries Towing Equipment turned to patent litigation in a bid to monopolise the market for rotating wrecker tow trucks, a New Jersey federal judge has held.

07 March 2023

Hospitals claim doctor fired because of misconduct, not antitrust conspiracy

Two West Virginia hospitals have argued their decision to revoke hospital privileges for an osteopathic doctor who endangered the safety of a patient is immunised from antitrust scrutiny.

06 March 2023

Mekki: bringing more cases will improve enforcement success

The judiciary has failed to understand some competition concerns because the agencies have not brought enough cases in recent decades, the number-two-in-command at the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.

03 March 2023

Vascepa monopolisation claims survive motion to dismiss

A New Jersey federal judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit alleging that Amarin Pharma prevented generic competition for the cholesterol-lowering drug Vascepa.

02 March 2023

DOJ: Google systematically destroyed evidence

Google encouraged its employees to hold sensitive discussions via internal messages that were automatically deleted every day and misled the government about doing so, the Department of Justice has said in a request for sanctions against the company.

24 February 2023

McDonald’s no-poach pact unnecessary after 70 years, former employees argue

McDonald’s justification for imposing no-poach provisions on franchisees in 1955 is irrelevant to whether those agreements are necessary for the 21st Century, two former employees have argued.

23 February 2023

Google: class action fails to allege illegal Maps tie

A group of companies accusing Google of cornering off the market for digital mapping products have failed to correct the errors that saw their original complaint rejected, the defendant has argued.

22 February 2023

Google must face search engine monopolisation lawsuit, DOJ and states say

Google’s request for summary judgment in two monopolisation lawsuits brought by the Department of Justice and 47 US states ignores both precedent and evidence suggesting that its conduct forecloses 50% of the market for online search, the enforcers have said.

21 February 2023

Former engineering executive appeals against cartel conviction

A former engineering executive has asked a federal appellate court to throw out his bid-rigging conviction because the lower court improperly told a jury to analyse the case as a per se violation of the Sherman Act.

17 February 2023

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