A federal judge has granted CDK Global’s and Reynolds and Reynolds’ request to delay discovery in their antitrust battle to block Authenticom from accessing car dealerships' data management systems.
The Supreme Court has agreed with the Department of Justice that the court should address whether US courts should assume that a foreign government’s characterisation of its laws is correct.
Few movies get made about notable figures in antitrust history, and when they do, it seems like the actors are not always looking their best. Matt Damon, for example, reportedly put on a fake nose, cheek plumpers and 30 pounds to play an Archer Daniels Midland executive in The Informant! But it wasn’t always so – check out our tribute to the late John Tunney for more.
CDK Global and the Reynolds and Reynolds Company say an influx of new complaints justifies a temporary stay of discovery in their battle to block Authenticom from accessing their software.
In the coming months, antitrust enforcers at the Department of Justice will decide whether and how CVS Health’s $69 billion acquisition of Aetna might harm consumers – a question shaded by a history of consolidation across the healthcare industry and the potential for new, powerful entrants to disrupt the industry.
Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick partner Steven Benz works on antitrust cases for plaintiffs and defendants. He recently served as co-lead counsel in The Dial Corporation v News Corporation, a Sherman Act monopolisation case involving third-party in-store promotions, in which he secured a $250 million settlement and injunctive relief for his clients and the certified class of 699 consumer product goods companies. Benz also recently spoke on how companies can monetise litigation assets; he shared his thoughts on the issue and others with Charles McConnell.
How do you persuade customers to testify against the two dominant companies in an industry to help win your client access to the data it needs? A trio of partners at Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick say that if customers are sufficiently fed up with higher prices and the loss of their preferred service provider, they'll tell a judge about it.
It may be icy outside, but at least the days are getting longer and we have curated a selection of the hottest docs in antitrust for you. And they run the gamut – from a study by economic academics on airline collusion; to a federal judge’s opinion in a North Dakota merger; to a Harvard University law professor who says that horizontal shareholding leads to decreased competition; to economists who have found that a high concentration in the labour market leads to a decrease in employees’ wages.
Cormac O'Daly and Frédéric Louis
Lara Granville, Albert Aukema and Naasha Loopoo
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Michael Dietrich and Marcel Nuys
Herbert Smith Freehills