Region: North America

AmEx ruling does not apply to NAR case, DOJ and plaintiff tell Ninth Circuit

Lawyers for the Department of Justice and real estate marketing tool PLS have argued that the Supreme Court’s American Express decision is not relevant in the latter’s antitrust case against the National Association of Realtors.

17 January 2022

McGuireWoods adds antitrust litigator in the Midwest

Antitrust litigator Holden Brooks has left Foley & Lardner to join the partnership at McGuireWoods.

13 January 2022

Judge declines request to send DOJ’s sugar merger challenge to Georgia

A Delaware judge has rejected two sugar companies’ request for the Department of Justice’s suit against their merger to be transferred to a federal court in Georgia.

12 January 2022

Judge Chen: We “don't have the luxury” to bifurcate cases because of covid-19

A federal judge has expressed concern about having separate discovery proceedings in litigation alleging anticompetitive conduct in the market for HIV medications, stating that he is no longer splitting up procedures and having multiple trials in matters with similar allegations because of covid-19.

12 January 2022

GCR Live: Law Leaders Global returns to Miami

Tickets are still available for GCR Live: Law Leaders Global in Miami later this month, which will feature enforcers from the EU, UK and the US.

11 January 2022

Class action accuses elite universities of colluding to limit financial aid

A group of 16 elite US universities – including Brown, Georgetown and Yale – conspired to reduce the amount of financial aid they provide to admitted students, according to a new putative class action lawsuit.

10 January 2022

Judge sceptical about feasibility of DOJ evidence request in Google case

A federal judge presiding over the Department of Justice’s monopolisation case against Google has said the government’s request for one witness to discuss certain details of every agreement the tech giant has made with its search distribution partners seems “unrealistic”.

10 January 2022

DOJ and Google set to battle over key witness evidence

The Department of Justice is expected to argue at a hearing today that Google is refusing to provide a witness to discuss the company’s payment of its search distribution partners – a matter that the agency said is central to its monopolisation case against the tech giant.

07 January 2022

Live Nation hit with new monopolisation lawsuit

Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster are facing another proposed class action claim alleging that they illegally monopolised services for obtaining event tickets despite a California court sending similar claims to arbitration last year.

05 January 2022

US cartel fines sink in 2021 despite global surge

Total global cartel fines increased by 229% from 2020 to 2021 as the US reported a significant drop in total penalties, according to a new report by Morgan Lewis & Bockius on global cartel enforcement.

05 January 2022

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