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NJ Developer Gets Green Light for Antitrust Suit as Rival Supermarket Owner Seeks to Block Wegmans

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued a precedential opinion last week when it ruled that a New Jersey real estate developer had standing to pursue antitrust claims against the owner of a nearby ShopRite who engaged in...more

Third Circuit Provides Clarity to “Inextricably Intertwined” Basis of Antitrust Injury in Partially Reinstating Claims Against...

On November 12, 2015, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion partially reversing the dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims in Hanover 3201 Realty, LLC v. Village Supermarkets, Inc., finding that plaintiff Hanover...more

Claims about Biodegradable Plastics Breakdown Under FTC Scrutiny: Marketers Beware!

In the recent administrative proceeding before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against ECM Biofilms, Inc. (ECM), the FTC’s presiding chief administrative law judge (ALJ) ruled that the plastics additive manufacturer ECM...more

Supreme Court Rejects FERC’s Preemption Argument and Permits State Antitrust Claims Against Interstate Pipelines to Proceed

On April 21, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in ONEOK, Inc., et al., v. Learjet, Inc. et al holding that state antitrust claims are not pre-empted by the Natural Gas Act. This important decision put the brakes on an...more

Major League Baseball’s Antitrust “Exemption” Is Immune From Judicial Overrule

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

OFT Issues short-form opinion in record time

Short-form opinion on rural broadband wayleave rates - On 23 August the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) issued a non-binding short-form opinion on proposals by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and the Country Land and...more

Polish Law Review - March 2012

In This Issue: - Increasing Fines Imposed By Uokik For Practices Infringing The Consumers’ Interest - Changes In Poland’s Energy Law - New Geological And Mining Law - Amendments In The Polish Labor Code As Of...more

Abuse upon a use

How UK competition law now applies to user restrictions in leases - could landlords and tenants be liable to large fines? The exemption for land agreements has been abolished....more

Health Law Alert: Special Focus: Antitrust: The Noerr-Pennington Exemption: Freedom to Stifle Impending Competition - Maybe

Entry by a competitor into a highly concentrated market can benefit consumers by leading to lower prices, innovation, and increased competition. In the case of health care services, a new hospital or other type of provider...more

U.S. Citizens Sue Bolivia for $250 Million

Two Bolivian nationals have filed suit against their native country, seeking $250 million for family land holdings seized by the government more than a half century ago. Genoveva and Marcel Loza, heirs to the Loza family’s...more

InBrief - Spring 2008

In This Issue There are a wide variety of topical business and corporate matters discussed in this issue. Proper resignation as a corporate director, good governance of natural resource industries, effective government...more

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