Charles (Rick) Rule

Charles (Rick) Rule

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

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US DOJ’s First Successful Extradition Based On Antitrust Charges

On Friday, April 4, 2014, the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) announced that, for the first time ever, the DOJ successfully extradited “an alleged price-fixer” on an antitrust charge. Romano...more

4/17/2014 - Antitrust Investigations DOJ Extradition Foreign Nationals

FTC Continues Aggressive Posture On Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements With Reference To Disgorgement

In two recent statements, the FTC reaffirmed its intention aggressively to pursue reverse-payment patent settlement agreements in the pharmaceutical industry. ...more

4/4/2014 - Actavis Inc. FTC FTC v Actavis Patents Pay-For-Delay Pharmaceutical Prescription Drugs Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements

FTC Continues Antitrust Focus On Health Care Sector With Upcoming Two-Day Health Care Competition Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced that it will be hosting a two-day workshop in Washington, DC on March 20-21 to examine competition issues related to current developments in the U.S. health care...more

2/24/2014 - Enforcement FTC Healthcare

China’s Simplified Merger Review Program May Significantly Reduce Wait Times For Certain Global Transactions

MOFCOM announces simplified merger-review program that could accelerate antitrust clearance from Chinese authorities for many transactions. MOFCOM estimates as many as 60% of notified transactions will qualify and receive...more

2/20/2014 - China Cross-Border Transactions Global Economy Mergers MOFCOM

Takeaways From Government Victories In Recent Antitrust Merger Trials

Recent government victories in the antitrust challenges to the consummated mergers of Bazaarvoice/PowerReviews and St. Luke’s/Saltzer are the latest in a string of trial successes by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the...more

2/4/2014 - Antitrust Conspiracies Antitrust Litigation Bazaarvoice Inc DOJ FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Mergers PowerReviews Inc The Clayton Act

FTC Announces 2014 Thresholds For Merger Control Filings Under HSR Act And Interlocking Directorates Under The Clayton Act

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has announced its annual revisions to the dollar jurisdictional thresholds in the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”); the revised thresholds...more

1/27/2014 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Pre-Merger Filing Requirements The Clayton Act

New York Court Affirms Jury Verdict Against Chinese Manufacturers Of Vitamin C, Awards Attorneys' Fees To Plaintiffs

In a recently released decision, a federal court in New York has declined to overturn a jury’s $153.3 million verdict against vitamin C manufacturer Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical and its parent, North China Pharmaceutical...more

1/3/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Attorney's Fees Foreign Manufacturers Pharmaceutical Price-Fixing

Settlement Of The US Airways/American Airlines Merger Litigation Highlights Changing Antitrust Landscape

On November 12, 2013, US Airways, American Airlines, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), and several state Attorneys General announced an agreement to settle the antitrust litigation challenging the merger of the two...more

11/19/2013 - American Airlines Antitrust Litigation DOJ Mergers US Airways

FTC Expands Reporting Requirements For Transfers Of Pharmaceutical Patent Rights

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued final changes to the premerger notification rules that affect whether pharmaceutical companies must report certain proposed acquisitions of exclusive patent rights to the FTC...more

11/11/2013 - Acquisitions DOJ FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act License Agreements Manufacturers Patents Pharmaceutical Patents

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