Antitrust Law

339 ABA Journal Antitrust Law articles.

Afternoon Briefs: EPA relaxes pollution rules during COVID-19 crisis; Title IX doesn’t protect trans athletes, DOJ says

EPA relaxes pollution enforcement during coronavirus pandemic

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it would relax enforcement of environmental rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The EPA said…

Afternoon Briefs: AG Barr will consider Giuliani’s Ukraine evidence; Trump praises drug dealer death penalty

AG Barr will consider Giuliani evidence from Ukraine

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Monday he will consider information from Ukraine provided by lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Barr cautioned that there…

Afternoon Briefs: Sentence in killing of tax lawyer; SCOTUS lawyers get 2 uninterrupted minutes

Former city council member sentenced for killing his tax attorney

An 84-year-old former city council member in Cedar Lake, Indiana, was sentenced to 55 years in prison Thursday for killing…

Afternoon Briefs: Millennial disinterest hits NY bars; reward offered in ‘Making a Murderer’ case

Bar associations in New York compete for fewer potential members

More than 200 bar associations in New York are dealing with flat or declining revenue as they compete for a…

7th Circuit says brewer’s antitrust claims can move forward
The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially revived a small Wisconsin brewer’s lawsuit against the two largest American breweries for conspiring to monopolize the sale of beer in Ontario, Canada.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge’s sex-bias accuser accused of seeking attention; lawyer disbarred for office assault

A California appellate judge accused of longtime sexual harassment is a friendly man now being judged through the lens of the #MeToo era, his lawyer told an ethics…

Afternoon Briefs: Appeals of Kavanaugh complaints rejected; Trump rescinds prosecutor medals

A judicial conduct committee says it doesn’t have authority to review complaints accusing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh of misconduct by showing bias and hostility during his…

Afternoon Briefs: $2B verdict against Roundup maker slashed; law firm breakup now a play

For the second time in two weeks, a judge in California has reduced a verdict against the maker of Roundup weed killer in a suit by cancer victims. Judge…

Tech companies under fire: Facebook to pay $5B, antitrust probe opened, AG Barr criticizes encryption

Technology companies are under fire by the Trump administration. On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Facebook will pay a record $5 billion privacy penalty to settle allegations…

Search engines not liable for translating sham addresses into map pinpoints, opinion says

A federal appeals court has ruled that federal law protects online search engines from liability when they translate information from sham websites into pinpoints on a map.

The U.S. Court…

Lawyer feels ‘Hamiltonian’ after settling suit for ticket refund

A Houston personal injury lawyer has settled his lawsuit against Ticketmaster for refusing to refund $2,325 he spent for Hamilton tickets.

Lawyer Joshua P. Davis said he mistakenly bought three…

How some law firms are affected by the government shutdown
Law firms handling antitrust, capital markets and white-collar defense work are feeling the effects of the partial government shutdown, which has recently become the longest shutdown in U.S. history.
Florida Bar wins dismissal of antitrust suit filed by ticket-fighting startup

A federal judge in Miami has tossed an antitrust suit filed by ticket-fighting startup TIKD that alleged the Florida Bar violated antitrust law by investigating TIKD for the unlicensed…

Law firm is dropped from app’s antitrust suit; Florida Bar fights request for hotline records

A ticket-fighting company that matches drivers with lawyers has dropped a law firm known as the Ticket Clinic from its antitrust lawsuit.

The plaintiff, TIKD, had targeted the Ticket…

Sessions to meet state AGs on whether social media firms are ‘intentionally stifling’ free speech

Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday that he will discuss social media companies and concerns about anticompetitive behavior this month with state attorneys general, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The U.S.…

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