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Antitrust Law

375 ABA Journal Antitrust Law articles.

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.…

Can the government regulate Google search results? Lawyers weigh in

Lawyers are considering how and whether the government could use its regulatory authority over Google after President Donald Trump complained Tuesday that search results are skewed against conservative voices.

EU punishes Google with record $5.1B antitrust fine for deals requiring preinstalled apps, services

The European Union has fined Google $5.1 billion for using its market dominance to encourage device makers to preinstall its apps and services on Android phones and tablets.

The antitrust…

Justice Department will appeal decision approving AT&T-Time Warner merger

The U.S. Justice Department has filed a notice indicating it will appeal a federal judge’s decision approving the merger of media giants AT&T and Time Warner.

The notice of appeal…

NCAA transfer rules don’t violate Sherman Act, says 7th Circuit panel

A year-in-residency rule from the National Collegiate Athletic Association—which requires student athletes who transfer to Division I schools to wait a full academic year before they can play on teams—was upheld Monday by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago.

Supreme Court: AmEx ban on merchant incentives for competitor cards doesn’t violate antitrust law

A provision in American Express contracts that banned merchants from steering customers to competitor credit cards with lower merchant fees did not violate antitrust law, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided.

Federal judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger, warns stay request would be unjust

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has approved AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner after concluding that the U.S. Justice Department did not prove that the $85.4 billion deal would harm consumers.

Sanctions motion argues law firm secretly recorded job interview to gain information for suit

Updated: A motion filed last Wednesday claims a law firm secretly recorded a job interview with a former employee of a litigation opponent and then used the information in the lawsuit.

Florida Bar says former president can’t represent startup in suit claiming anti-competitive conduct

The Florida Bar argues that a former bar president should be disqualified from representing a Florida startup in its antitrust suit against the bar.

The bar filed a disqualification motion…

Justice Department sues to block AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner; Trump tweets may factor in case

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed an antitrust suit seeking to block AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner.

The suit points out that AT&T’s DirecTV is the nation’s…

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