Robert Nichols

Robert Nichols

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Accentuate the Positive: Defending Antitrust Litigation By Demonstrating the Procompetitive Character of the Challenged Conduct

For many defendants in antitrust litigation, the procompetitive nature of their alleged conduct is a topic near the bottom of the list of subjects they want to address. They would prefer to first exhaust all of the...more

9/22/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Defense Strategies

Investment Firm Pays $720,000 Civil Penalty for Purchasing Additional Shares without Filing HSR

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) last week filed civil charges against MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. (MacAndrews) for failing to comply with the Hart-Scott-Rodino...more

6/25/2013 - Civil Monetary Penalty DOJ FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Investors Reporting Requirements

Supreme Court Holds that “Reverse Payment” Patent Settlements are Subject to Potential Antitrust Condemnation, but only After...

SUMMARY OF DECISION - In FTC v. Actavis, Inc., 570 U.S. ____ (Slip Op. June 17, 2013), the Supreme Court addressed for the first time the underlying antitrust merits of the Federal Trade Commission’s long-running...more

6/19/2013 - Actavis Inc. FTC FTC v Actavis Generic Drugs Patents Pay-For-Delay Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements SCOTUS

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