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Connecticut liquor challenge faces hurdles

A national liquor retailer’s attempt to stop enforcement of state laws mandating minimum pricing on alcohol sales may have to get past the state action doctrine and the Eleventh Amendment. 

Software provider agrees to change terms

HarperCollins closes the book with Canadian enforcer

Jones Day promotes in Sydney and DC

FTC launches Broadcom probe

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating global semiconductor company Broadcom, reportedly for an antitrust violation by forcing customers to purchase a certain percentage of its product and limiting other customers’ product access.

Unusual uncertainty in US antitrust enforcement, says ex-FTC chair

Former Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez has said that there is currently a lot of uncertainty about US antitrust enforcement, but several pending cases will determine its direction.

The lead counsel crusade

Among the US plaintiffs’ bar, the contest for lead counsel status in antitrust class actions is heated, for good reason: It’s the ultimate legal prize, with winners well-placed to pad their reputations and their pocketbooks. GCR data reporter Denise Nzeyimana and editor-at-large Ron Knox combed court records and used Kumu mapping software to show which firms earn lead counsel status most frequently - and why. _________________________

Delrahim stakes out position against behavioural remedies

The chief of the US Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has said the agency will return to structural relief to remedy anticompetitive mergers, rather than applying the behavioural remedies that were used under the previous administration.

Jones Day promotes in Sydney and DC

The end-of-year partner promotions at Jones Day included two in the firm’s competition practice: former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission official Prudence Smith in Sydney, and Aimee DeFilippo in Washington, DC.

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