Antitrust Law

341 ABA Journal Antitrust Law articles.

Minor league players lose federal antitrust appeal over low wages

A federal appeals court has tossed a suit filed by professional minor league baseball players who claimed the league illegally depressed wages in violation of antitrust law.

The San Francisco-based…

EU announces $2.7B fine against Google for favoring its shopping service in search results

The European Union has fined Google a record $2.7 billion for using its search results to promote its comparison shopping service at the top of the search screen.

EU competition…

Lex Machina adds commercial analytics
Law analytics platform Lex Machina has expanded its coverage to include commercial litigation. On Tuesday, the company announced that it has added more than 62,000 commercial cases filed since 2009, many in the realm of federal contract claims and business torts. The commercial module will allow users to forecast how much time it would take for a commercial case to be resolved, said Lex Machina general counsel Owen Byrd, as well as project the kinds of damages a user might be facing.
Foreclosure law firm accused of conspiring to inflate prices is mostly victorious at trial

The largest foreclosure law firm in Colorado has successfully fought civil allegations that it conspired with competitors and related businesses to fix prices and make more money on side costs,…

Judge blocks Anthem and Cigna merger

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the merger of health insurers Anthem and Cigna, giving the U.S. Justice Department a second antitrust victory in the health-care market in less than…

Trial ends for foreclosure law firm accused of conspiring to inflate prices

A lawyer for the state of Colorado argued last week that Colorado’s largest foreclosure law firm conspired with competitors and related businesses to fix prices and maximize profits.

The Denver-based…

Federal judge blocks merger of Humana and Aetna on antitrust grounds

In a victory for the U.S. Justice Department, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., has blocked Aetna’s proposed $37 billion acquisition of Humana.

U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled…

The tables turn as Democratic attorneys general prepare to challenge Trump policies

Taking a cue from their Republican counterparts, some Democratic state attorneys general are prepared to file lawsuits that challenge Donald Trump’s administration’s actions.

An argument advanced by Republicans—that states must…

Gun-control groups join BigLaw coalition; seven firms are on board so far

Seven well-known law firms have agreed to provide tens of millions of dollars in free legal services to gun-control groups, and several more firms are expected to join the effort…

Supreme Court drops ATM fee cases because of a switch in arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dropped two antitrust cases involving ATM fees and explained the reason why.

The court said (PDF) it dismissed the consolidated cases as improvidently…

In some business decisions, Obama’s judicial appellate appointees shift law to the left

Federal appeals judges appointed by President Obama make up a little less than a third of active circuit court judges, and their influence is beginning to have an impact in…

Federal judge chastises FTC for threatening to ‘pick up its marbles’ and play in other venues

A federal judge in Philadelphia is criticizing the Federal Trade Commission for threatening “to pick up its marbles and play in venues more to its liking.”

U.S. District Judge Paul…

US didn’t prove AmEx merchant policies violated antitrust law, 2nd Circuit says

The federal government failed to prove that American Express violated antitrust law with policies that stopped merchants from encouraging customers to use other, lower cost credit cards, a federal appeals…

Suit challenges Wisconsin’s minimum markup law

An oil company has filed a lawsuit challenging a Wisconsin law that bars companies from selling products below cost.

The Krist Oil Co. and a Wisconsin consumer filed the suit…

Four Cadwalader lawyers jump to Paul Weiss, including antitrust rainmaker Rick Rule

Four antitrust partners at Cadwalader are jumping to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, including the chair of Cadwalader’s antitrust practice, Charles “Rick” Rule.

Rule was also Cadwalader’s litigation chair…

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