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Xitronix Corporation v. Kla-Tencor Corporation

by Knobbe Martens on

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Moore, Mayer, and Hughes. Appeal from U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Summary: The Federal Circuit...more

THE LATEST: Walker Process Claims Don’t Belong in the Federal Circuit

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Federal Circuit held Walker Process Claims without a “substantial” patent issue can be heard outside the Federal Circuit based on the US Supreme Court decision in Gunn v. Minton....more

Oh, And One More Thing . . . Issuing A Subpoena For Documents Under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 Also Requires Personal Jurisdiction Over The...

Under 28 U.S.C. § 1782, “[t]he district court of the district in which a person resides or is found may order him to . . . produce a document for use in a proceeding in a foreign or international tribunal . . . .” Courts in...more

Court Certifies Class In Duke-UNC No-Hire Workplace Antitrust Lawsuit

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On February 1, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina entered an order granting in part, and denying in part, the plaintiff’s motion for class certification in a no-hire...more

Can A Lender’s “Robo-Signing” Of A Loan Document Be The Basis For An Unfair Or Deceptive Trade Practice Claim?

by Ellis & Winters LLP on

The financial crisis of 2008 and the subsequent wave of mortgage foreclosures brought to light certain lenders’ practices of “Robo-Signing.” Robo-Signing was a term coined to refer to bank employees’ alleged practice of...more

DOJ Toughens Antitrust Consent Decree Enforcement

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division ("DOJ") has adopted new terms in recent consent decrees that enhance DOJ's ability to enforce its settlements, most importantly by lowering the evidentiary...more

Sovereign Immunity for State Plaintiffs in Antitrust Class Actions?

The Third Circuit recently denied a petition for rehearing en banc a panel’s earlier decision in the In re Flonase Antitrust Litigation. In that case, the panel decision addressed the degree to which class settlements can...more

The Extraordinary Reach Of FTC Ex Parte

by Ifrah PLLC on

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) is granted extraordinary authority to participate in ex parte discussions with judges, conduct investigations and enact enforcement actions like asset freezes and TROs without notice to...more

Competition Bureau Files Application Alleging Misleading Ticket Pricing

On January 25, 2018, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) filed an application with the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) against Ticketmaster, its parent company Live Nation, and certain other Live Nation subsidiaries...more

Has the Third Circuit Just Scrambled ‘Umbrella Damages’?

by BakerHostetler on

A recent decision by the Third Circuit permits plaintiffs to pursue antitrust damages for egg products supplied by non-conspiring parties. This decision could represent a crack in the “umbrella damages” rule that precludes...more

Biosimilars Council Sides with Pfizer in Antitrust Dispute with J&J

by Goodwin on

As we previously reported, on September 20, 2017, Pfizer filed an antitrust lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging that J&J has engaged in an...more

Lenovo Wins Second Motion to Dismiss in Adware Class Action

by Alston & Bird on

A California district court recently dismissed—for the second time—consumer claims that technology giant Lenovo Inc. violated New York’s Deceptive Acts and Practices Statute by selling laptops with preinstalled...more

THE LATEST: Trump DOJ’s Next Target: the Illinois Brick Indirect Purchaser Rule?

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In the course of one week, two top level DOJ Antitrust officials in the Trump Administration separately spoke at panels and suggested the possibility of a sea change in federal antitrust law with respect to indirect purchaser...more

New Reverse-Payment Decision Sheds Further Light on Plaintiffs’ Causation Burden

by Holland & Knight LLP on

As post-Actavis antitrust litigation over so-called “reverse payment” patent settlements proceeds, courts continue to provide further illumination about what evidence a private plaintiff would need to offer to survive summary...more

Bumpy Landing Ends Competition Commissioner’s Privilege Claim

by Bennett Jones LLP on

A unique and expansive privilege asserted for many years by the Commissioner of Competition has come back down to Earth with a bumpy landing....more

Louisiana Supreme Court Upholds Expropriation of Commercial Venture

by Liskow & Lewis on

In a decision announced this week, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality and method of compensation for the expropriation by a governmental body of property owned by an ongoing commercial venture. In St....more

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses challenge to Competition Tribunal ruling in Toronto Real Estate Board

by Dentons on

The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) has confirmed a Competition Tribunal decision concerning the control of Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), delivering a victory to the Commissioner...more

When A Claim Of Deception Turns On Promises

by Ellis & Winters LLP on

Businesses regularly make decisions based on forecasts of future market opportunities. When a business makes a bad guess, however, can N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1 come to its aid? What if the guess turned on statements by a...more

Alternative fax? FCC and TCPA defendants urge Supreme Court to reject review of lower court’s junk fax ruling

Oppositions to a petition for certiorari were recently filed with the United States Supreme Court urging the Court to reject a proposed appeal filed by serial Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) plaintiffs seeking review...more

Duke and UNC: Cooperation Off the Basketball Court?

As the college basketball season heats up, bitter rivals Duke and the University of North Carolina stand accused of maintaining a cozier (and illegal) relationship off the court. UNC, the UNC School of Medicine, and the UNC...more

New York Federal Court Latest to Dismiss Outlet Pricing Class Action

Last month, Judge Valerie Caproni of the Southern District of New York dismissed with prejudice a putative deceptive pricing class action filed against Burberry. This is the first decision within the Second Circuit to...more

US Supreme Court To Consider Degree of Deference Courts Should Give Foreign Countries' Interpretation of Their Laws

On January 12, 2018, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Animal Science Products v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co. (In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation), No. 16-1220. The issue before the Supreme Court is...more

District Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Deception Claims against Brewer

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On January 17, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued a decision in yet another putative class action alleging that a beer brand’s labeling and marketing was false and deceptive....more

US Supreme Court to Hear International Case Involving Alleged Price Fixing

by Morgan Lewis on

Potentially impacting the reach of US antitrust enforcement, the Court will determine standards to apply in considering a foreign government's legal statement concerning the interpretation of its domestic law in price fixing...more

Competition Newsletter January 2018

by Dentons on

The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms the sanction imposed on Telefónica and Portugal Telecom for a market-sharing clause as part of a concentration operation - By a ruling dated 13 December 2017, the Court...more

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