Matthew Lawson

Matthew Lawson

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Now in force: Major amendments to the antitrust damages regime in the UK

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“CRA”) comes into force today, 1 October 2015. It introduces major reforms to the antitrust damages actions regime in the UK. In particular, the CRA broadens the type of cases that can be heard...more

10/2/2015 - Antitrust Litigation Cartels Class Action Collective Actions Competition Appeal Tribunal EU Opt-Outs UK UK Consumer Rights Act

Actions Speak Louder than Words: Jury Awards $185 Million in Punitive Damages in Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

On November 17, 2014, a San Diego federal jury of five men and three women awarded Plaintiff Rosario Juarez $185 million dollars in punitive damages in her pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against her former employer AutoZone...more

11/25/2014 - Adverse Employment Action Automotive Industry AutoZone Compensatory Damages Corporate Counsel EEOC Enforcement Actions Gender Discrimination PDA Pregnancy Discrimination Punitive Damages Retailers Wrongful Termination

Perhaps Overdue, Pregnancy Discrimination Update Issued by the EEOC

Following up on our recent post regarding pregnancy discrimination developments, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues on July 14, 2014. This...more

7/30/2014 - ADA Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Guidance Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

Orrick's Antitrust and Competition Newsletter - June 2014 (Global)

Opt-Out Antitrust Class Actions — A U.S. Perspective on the Consumer Rights Bill Pending in UK's Parliament - Will opt-out class actions proposed by the UK Parliament’s Consumer Rights Bill bring the dreaded U.S.-style...more

6/11/2014 - Antitrust Litigation China Competition DOJ EU European Commission FRAND FTAIA FTC MOFCOM NDRC UK Wireless Industry

European Parliament adopts legislation facilitating antitrust damages actions

Today, the European Parliament approved legislation governing antitrust damages actions brought in the national courts of EU Member States. The Parliament’s approval was the last significant hurdle and follows several years...more

4/17/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Damages EU

Private Actions in Competition Law: Recent Developments

Private damages actions in competition law continue to mature across Europe, with the past few months seeing some significant developments at both a national and supra-national level. This note summarises the main...more

2/4/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Damages EU Personal Liability UK

Private Actions in Competition Law: The UK Government announces "opt-out" class actions for private competition damages claims

On 20 March 2013, George Osborne delivered his Budget to Parliament. The Government announced that in summer 2013 it will proceed with several of the competition reforms outlined in its recent response to the Department for...more

4/16/2013 - Class Action Competition Appeal Tribunal EU Opt-Outs Private Competition Damages

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