Topic: Restraint of trade

Eleventh Circuit questions Delrahim on precedent for reversing Blue Cross immunity

A federal appellate court has questioned the Department of Justice's antitrust chief on what precedent should guide its evaluation of whether Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida should be immune from an antitrust lawsuit brought by a rival insurance company.

23 November 2020

National Association of Realtors agrees to repeal rules challenged by DOJ

The largest US trade association for real estate brokers has agreed to terminate several rules and policies that the Department of Justice said illegally restrained competition.

20 November 2020

SCOTUS rejects “NFL Sunday Ticket” appeal, Kavanaugh proposes rain check

The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal against a lower court’s finding that the National Football League and DirecTV must face monopolisation claims, but one justice said the previous ruling appeared to conflict with antitrust precedent.

03 November 2020

Antitrust claims against turkey suppliers move forward

A federal judge in Illinois has ruled that a small, family-owned New York deli can continue to pursue claims on behalf of a class of indirect purchasers that paid higher prices for turkeys because of a conspiracy between some of the country’s largest suppliers.

27 October 2020

Antitrust Division may block depositions in Teva securities suit, court says

A Connecticut federal judge has said the Department of Justice can intervene in private litigation against Teva Pharmaceuticals, accepting the Antitrust Division’s arguments that certain depositions and discovery could compromise the integrity of its investigation into price-fixing in the generic pharmaceuticals industry.

23 October 2020

California judge zeroes in on Epic Games’ alleged market in Apple case

A federal judge on Monday criticised Epic Games’ alleged relevant market definition in its antitrust lawsuit against Apple and questioned whether the game developer’s case would be able to address the potential lack of competition for iPhone apps.

29 September 2020

FTC: Ninth Circuit’s Qualcomm mistakes threaten antitrust law

The Federal Trade Commission has asked that the full US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rehear its monopolisation case against Qualcomm, arguing that a three-judge panel on the court failed to grasp basic principles of antitrust law in its August ruling.

28 September 2020

Ex-oncology network president charged in market-allocation conspiracy

A federal grand jury has indicted the former president of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute for conspiring to allocate oncology treatments to patients in southwest Florida.

25 September 2020

Litigators of the month: Norton Rose secures appellate victory in Cinemark case

Cinemark’s Century Theatres secured its third major victory in its 13-year-old antitrust dispute with Flagship Theatres in California earlier this month. The Norton Rose Fulbright team who advised the company spoke to GCR USA about the case and the significance of the court’s decision.

24 September 2020

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