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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. 

Two sides of the Atlantic on two-sided markets

US conditionally clears CVS/Aetna deal

Major US rail company sues rival

Defence’s Forex expert says it’s difficult to alter fixes

A scholar of currency exchange, testifying on behalf of three traders accused of coordinating bids to manipulate foreign exchange rates, has said that the Department of Justice’s evidence focused on too narrow a market.

Litigators of the Week: White & Case

The overturning of class certification for indirect purchasers of Asacol may reshape how some class actions are formed, as a defence strategy of aggressive discovery on plaintiffs bore fruit in a successful appeal. 

Two sides of the Atlantic on two-sided markets

At the end of June, the US Supreme Court used the term “two-sided market” for the first time. Its American Express ruling promises to fuel many years of debate, including whether the US court has diverged from its European counterpart’s 2014 judgment in Cartes Bancaires. Three Dechert lawyers – partner Michael Weiner in New York; and partner Alec Burnside and associate Adam Kidane in Brussels – take a trans­atlantic look at the question.

Innovation analysis lacks reliable presumptions, says US DOJ deputy

The principal deputy assistant attorney general at the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has identified a lack of good presumptions on which to rely when analysing and measuring innovation in merger reviews.

Fasken hires Pecman

John Pecman, who left Canada’s Competition Bureau earlier this month after 34 years, is set to join Fasken Martineau DuMoulin in Ottawa.

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