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Health Care Antitrust & the Supreme Court – Interview with Bruce Sokler, Member, Mintz Levin
ITC: Protecting Intellectual Property in the US – Interview with Joe Hameline, Member, Mintz Levin
The Sunshine Act: Putting It into Practice – Interview with Karen Lovitch, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: US Airways Need a Merger More than AMR
Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
China's Export Policy Changes After U.S. Antitrust Case
Could A US-EU Free Trade Deal Harm The WTO?
$300 Million Dairy Settlement Will Bring Reform, Lawyer Says
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) under the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering: What You Need to Know About the Safe Harbor and Limitations to Immunity
Martin Hahn on Food Labeling Lawsuits
Cross-Border M&A: Opportunities and Dealbreakers in Europe
Mike Koehler on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Reform
Edelman 5 Step Process for Evaluation of Third Parties
Whalen: Too Much Regulation Caused JP Morgan $2 Billion Loss
Wal-Mart Bribery Allegations: Initial Impressions
The City of San Jose, California, entered into an option contract to lease land to the Oakland A’s, a Major League Baseball (“MLB”) club, for the construction of a new stadium. The land was within the exclusive territory of...more
Attorney Bruce Sokler, Chair of Mintz Levin's Antitrust Practice, discusses the Supreme Court’s first ever health care antitrust merger decision and its implications for the future. ...more
We use the same methodology, that Ecofin-Oecd apply for projecting expenditure in the medium-long term, to reconstruct expenditure in the medium-long past.
It is possible to compare the effective expenditure with the...more
In Somers v. Apple, Inc., Case No. 11-16896 (9th Cir. Sept. 3, 2013), the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of a putative class action against Apple, Inc., alleging antitrust violations in connection with...more
On June 7, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as well as the four major professional sports leagues and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) filed their briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third...more
José Alberro, director at Berkeley Research Group in California, examines stock market punishment and enforcement of the Mexican Federal Competition Commission decisions
In the Mexican legal system, the recurso de...more
Recently, the Third Circuit reexamined the test for antitrust standing in Ethypharm S. A. France v. Abbott Laboratories. The importance of the opinion, however, lies not just in the court’s affirmation of the multifactor test...more
In This Issue:
- A Modern Look at the Nine ‘No-Nos’ of Patent Licensing Under U.S. Antitrust Law: The First Four ‘No-Nos’
- Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Watson Reverse Payment Settlement Case
- 7th Circuit...more
In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we examine why social media marketing strategies should be concerned with clearing more than just copyrights; we revisit...more
We are pleased to present the 22nd edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we examine several cases that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear in its next term and an...more
In This Issue:
FTC, CFPB Target Mortgage Ads; FTC Working on Data Collection "Nutrition Label"; Suit Filed Over "Giant Soda" Ban; Red Light: Hyundai, Kia Face Suits Over Fuel Estimates; Does California's Credit Card Law...more
Originally published in Competition Law360 on September 13, 2012.
Ninety years ago Justice Brandeis delivered the opinion in Keogh v. Northwestern Railway Co., 260 U.S. 156 (1922), and based on four policy reasons,...more
In a nutshell, you need to pay attention to antitrust standing doctrine because the doctrine has real teeth and can result in dismissal of claims.
That’s what the plaintiff in Static Control Components, Inc. v. Lexmark...more
The Ninth Circuit unanimously affirmed a grant of summary judgment for defendants in an antitrust suit involving alleged price-fixing of ATM fees, holding that the plaintiffs were indirect purchasers within the meaning of...more
In In re: ATM Fee Antitrust Litigation, No. 10-17354 (9th Cir. July 12, 2012), the Ninth Circuit ruled that consumers (ATM cardholders) could not challenge ATM fees paid by ATM card issuing banks to the owner of the ATMs...more
Yesterday, in Minn-Chem, Inc. v. Agrium Inc., No. 10-1712, the en banc 7th Circuit addressed the Foreign Trade Commerce Antitrust Improvements Act (“FTAIA”) in the context of an alleged worldwide scheme to fix potash prices...more
At a press conference today, March 26, 2012, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its final report on protecting consumer privacy, entitled “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change“.
Originally published in Competition Law360 January 19, 2012.
Since the enactment of the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”), 28 U.S.C. §1332(d), federal district courts handling indirect purchaser price fixing and market...more
Lo sviluppo delle copie economiche dei farmaci off-patent e il bottleneck della distribuzione al dettaglio. Brevi riflessioni sull'Italia...more
Si allega un breve commento alla recente decisione dell’Aifa di procedere al taglio dei prezzi di rimborso dei farmaci off-patent di fascia “A”.
L’Aifa ha ottemperato a un dovere d’ufficio...more
In This Issue:
*Tobacco Firms Sue To Block Marketing Limits
*Weight Watchers Sues Nestle Over Use of Trademark
*Gift Card Suit Against McDonald’s Moves Forward
*Complaints Against Video Ad Nets Rise
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Web Advertisers Told to Protect Privacy – Or Else
*Privacy Class Action Against Blockbuster Advances
*Gaming Group Challenges Minnesota’s Anti-Gambling Campaign
*Obama Boosts CPSC Budget by 71...more
Here's another helpful federal court decision for defending against a purported UCL class action, where there is no harmed plaintiff.
The Ninth Circuit recently issued a pro-defense opinion requiring a plaintiff who...more
Brief submitted on behalfof Consumer Federation of America in the Leegin resale price maintenance case....more