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372 ABA Journal Antitrust Law articles.

Thomson Reuters releases new version of online legal research platform Westlaw

Thomson Reuters has unveiled the latest iteration of Westlaw, its widely used online legal research platform. Westlaw Precision was introduced Wednesday and is the company’s first new version in more than four years.

Federal judge allows antitrust lawsuit against 17 elite universities to move forward

A federal judge in Chicago on Monday rejected a request by 17 private universities to dismiss claims that they violated antitrust laws by using a shared methodology to assess undergraduate applicants’ financial needs and decrease aid packages.

Boies Schiller and Hausfeld will get big chunk of $626.6M in legal fees in insurance antitrust case

A federal judge in Alabama approved a $2.67 billion settlement and $626.6 million in attorney fees Tuesday in an antitrust class action against Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans.

Judge limits Meta’s refiled brief to 5 footnotes after complaining of local rule violation

Lawyers from Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick have refiled a brief with zero footnotes after a federal judge tossed a prior version for violating a local court rule.

Weekly Briefs: Judge lifts Trump sanction, for now; $997M settlement offered in condo collapse

Judge willing to accept $110K, cooperation to end Trump sanction

A trial-level judge in New York lifted a $10,000 daily civil contempt sanction against former President Donald Trump on…

Weekly Briefs: Coca-Cola ex-GC’s $12M deal criticized; DOJ mostly loses first of six wage-collusion cases

Coca-Cola’s $12M deal with former GC is criticized

Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis & Co. is advising shareholders to vote against Coca-Cola’s executive compensation plan because of the beverage company’s…

Google’s ‘privileged’ email labeling, said to prevent lawsuit disclosure, was ‘eyebrow raising,’ judge says

Google’s alleged effort to shield emails from lawsuit disclosure through labeling was “eyebrow raising” but probably not sanctionable, a federal judge said Friday.

5th Circuit tosses federal judge from sixth case after he ‘candidly revealed’ disdain for antitrust law

A federal appeals court has revived an antitrust lawsuit against Visa and removed the judge who was hearing the case after his “gratuitous comments” suggested “ingrained skepticism” about the plaintiff’s claims.

Google gamed attorney-client privilege, DOJ says in sanctions motion

As a way to undermine discovery, Google directs employees to add attorneys and seek legal advice in writing for “ordinary-course business communications,” according to a March 21 sanctions motion filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, which is suing the company for alleged antitrust violations.

ABA’s Antitrust Law Section hopes to attract more students to practice with free casebook

Jonathan Gleklen wanted to do something a little different during his year as chair of the ABA Antitrust Law Section. Gleklen, who began his term in August, proposed that the section create a task force to develop an open source antitrust casebook for law school students.

3 key steps to take to prep for the rise in antitrust investigations

From technology behemoths buying up dynamic startups to market-leading utility companies joining forces, there is a clear trend of market consolidation in the U.S. In the quest to curb the monopolization of industries, President Joe Biden signed an executive order in July promoting competition in the economy—which signals an upcoming increase in antitrust investigations for the legal industry.

FTC’s revised antitrust suit against Facebook survives motion to dismiss

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday allowed the Federal Trade Commission to proceed with its revised antitrust lawsuit against Facebook.

Elite universities violated antitrust law in financial aid collaboration, lawsuit claims

Nine elite universities sometimes consider applicants’ ability to pay tuition during the admissions process, which means that the schools should not be entitled to an antitrust exemption that allows them to collaborate on financial aid formulas, a federal lawsuit has alleged.

Meet 12 ABA members who inspired us in 2021

The ABA Journal regularly profiles exceptional ABA members in its Members Who Inspire series. In the past year, we featured many in the legal field who are encouraging and energizing others with their good work, including advocating for inmates on death row, mentoring prospective law students of African descent and fighting to stop bullying in the workplace.

Weekly Briefs: ABA president remembers 9/11; female judges in Afghanistan live in fear

ABA president calls for spirit of cooperation in Sept. 11 statement

The ABA joins all of America in remembering the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, said…

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