Topic: No poach agreements

Seventh Circuit: Key Antitrust Decisions on Everything from Price-Fixing to Healthcare Monopolization

Featured in US Courts Annual Review - Edition 4

Proposed no-poach class actions, Twombly claims and Sherman Act disputes are just some of the issues that the Seventh Circuit have addressed in the past year in an admirably broad docket.

28 July 2023

Software company accused of monopolising market for fitness studio platforms

ClubReady has illegally monopolised the US market for software used to manage boutique fitness studios through exclusive dealing, mergers and no-poach agreements, a potential rival has said.

26 July 2023

Belgium levies first-ever no-poach allegations

The Belgian Competition Authority has accused Securitas, G4S Secure Solutions and Seris Security of conspiring to fix prices, rig bids and implement reciprocal no-poach agreements.

07 July 2023

DOJ learning from no-poach losses, official says

The Department of Justice is speaking to jurors that have acquitted executives accused of colluding not to hire rival employees as it searches for its first criminal no-poach trial victory, an Antitrust Division official has said.

08 June 2023

Speedway league and governing body sanctioned in Poland for imposing salary cap

Poland’s antitrust authority has fined the country’s top speedway league and the national motorsports governing body €1.2 million for unlawfully capping the salaries of professional motorcyclists, eight months after issuing its first no poach decision against a basketball league.

06 June 2023

Šarūnas Keserauskas: the exit interview

Šarūnas Keserauskas spent 12 years at the helm of Lithuania’s Competition Council before stepping down at the end of April. He spoke with GCR about how smaller authorities are better able to tackle novel antitrust issues, why the Lithuanian watchdog is prioritising labour markets and how he developed the agency into a sophisticated enforcer despite funding constraints.

02 June 2023

Judge: market definition necessary in no-poach cases

A proposed class of engineers must allege a relevant market to prove Raytheon Technologies and Pratt & Whitney entered into a per se illegal no-poach conspiracy, a federal judge in Connecticut has ruled.

01 June 2023

DOJ: No-poach dismissal was wrong on the law

The Department of Justice has said a federal judge’s rejection of its most recent criminal labour collusion case has no bearing on other no-poach prosecutions.

19 May 2023

Peru fines construction companies in first no-poach case

Peru’s antitrust agency has issued its first-ever no-poach infringement decision, fining six construction companies and four executives €1.4 million for agreeing not to hire rival workers.

12 May 2023

Surgical Care Affiliates: recent no-poach acquittal warrants dismissal

The first company to face criminal no-poach charges has claimed the Department of Justice’s most recent labour collusion loss dooms the case against it.

11 May 2023

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