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Users of open access supply chains frequently seek to collectively negotiate various arrangements between themselves and with the supply chain operator. These negotiations and subsequent agreements often...more
This is the second of two posts on California below-cost pricing law.
5. What does it mean to sell below “cost?”
Unlike federal law, California law expressly defines the concept of below-cost sales (although...more
On June 11, 2013, the European Commission published a proposal for a directive on private damages actions for breaches of EU competition law. If adopted, the directive will facilitate private damages actions in the national...more
In a ruling that may impact how professionals attempt to limit competition from alternative providers, the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners (Board) failed to convince the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth...more
In the previous three installments, we discussed how California law addresses contractual clauses that restrict post employment employee mobility and how the Department Of Justice (DOJ) sued and reached settlement with six...more
The health care industry is familiar with the FTC’s enforcement presence for anticompetitive business practices in health care markets. But in a case involving the market for teeth-whitening services in North Carolina, it...more
On June 11, 2013, the European Commission (Commission) issued a widely anticipated series of proposals designed to advance private antitrust damage and collective actions in Europe. To accomplish this, the Commission issued...more
The European Union’s top court rules that a national law which requires the consent of all parties before access to the file is given to third-party antitrust damages claimants is incompatible with EU law; a national court...more
Once again, the staff of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has rebutted claims by physician groups that state legislation is needed to allow independent physicians to collaborate....more
On May 31, 2013, the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion upholding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) determination that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners (Board) illegally expelled non-dentists from the teeth...more
As of 2012 (at least according to Wikipedia), California was the 12th largest economy in the world. Most national and international firms do at least some business in the Golden State. Like other states, California has laws...more
In This Issue:
Here is yet another bulletin on trade mark and unfair competition law.
This edition includes coverage of plans of the European Commission to change the trade mark protection system. The draft...more
A mining consumables company was sold to a private equity firm. Seven hours later, the company was onsold at a $22 million premium to a competing Australian mining consumables company well known to the...more
Competition and Innovation: Application of European Competition Law to a Rival’s Demand for Access to a Competitor’s Data -
The Internet has given rise to information-based businesses that create value by accumulating...more
The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners (“Board”) failed to convince the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that the Board’s successful effort to “expel non-dentist providers from the North...more
I think the award for most creative market definition (at least for 2013) has to go to the plaintiff in Between the Lines Productions, LLC v. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Case No. 13-cv-3584 (S.D.N.Y. May 30, 2013). There,...more
I was recently interviewed by Branislav Hock, a Research Master in Law Tilburg University in The Netherlands in connection with his graduate studies.
Bribery, including its various forms such as political contributions or...more
The latest issue of Antitrust magazine features several articles on Most Favored Nations (“MFN”) clauses, which prompted me to riff a little bit about them.
An MFN is in principle a fairly simple device. It usually...more
On May 14, 2013, the French Autorité de la Concurrence (Autorité) issued a decision imposing a fine of €40.6 million on French company Sanofi-Aventis France (Sanofi) for an abuse of dominance in the market for the...more
In this issue’s installment of “Dealmaker’s Corner,” Jon Finger, a partner in our private equity group, had the opportunity to visit with Kyle Bradford, Managing Director with American Capital, Ltd., concerning the...more
I OVERVIEW OF M&A ACTIVITY -
According to a report of the Cayman Islands Economics and Statistics Office, the Islands’ economy began to recover from the economic downturn in 2011, with real gross domestic product...more
Hiring an employee away from a competitor can be a potential legal minefield. It can lead to significant exposure to lawsuits for causes of action including misappropriation of trade secrets, claims of tortious interference...more
In recent years, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) frequently has commented on state efforts to either expand or restrict competition faced by doctors from advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Generally speaking,...more
In recent years, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has frequently commented on state efforts to either expand, or restrict competition faced by doctors from advanced practice registered nurses (“APRNs”). Generally...more
Today, the Florida Legislature passed the Manufacturing Competitiveness Act (HB 357). The bill, which now heads to Governor Rick Scott for signature, significantly streamlines local and state regulation and approvals, giving...more
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