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California Attorney General Brings Action Against Sutter Health Contending its Contracting Practices Violate the Antitrust Laws

The California Attorney General recently filed a precedent-setting antitrust action against Sutter Health, the largest health system in Northern California (People of the State of California v. Sutter Health, Case No....more

Out with the Old: DOJ Seeks to Terminate Outdated Antitrust Judgments

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The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a new initiative to terminate “legacy” antitrust judgments that “no longer protect competition.” In 1979, the DOJ adopted a general practice to include sunset provisions that...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update April 2018 #4

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Antitrust- Texas Attorney General Reaches Settlement with Dental Supply Distributor Over Alleged Anticompetitive Conduct- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton settled with dental supply distributor Patterson Companies,...more

The Intel Ruling: A New Dawn?

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In perhaps the most hotly anticipated judgment in the European competition law world this year, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its landmark ruling on September 6, 2017 in Intel’s appeal against...more

Shifting Enforcement of No-Poaching Agreements

Fifteen months after the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its intention to criminally pursue no-poaching agreements — in which competitors agree not to recruit or hire each other’s employees —...more

Singapore Commission Proposes Amendments to Competition Act

by Jones Day on

The Bill: The Singapore Parliament passed a bill giving the Competition Commission of Singapore (or CCS) regulatory powers over consumer protection. The expanded body is now (effective 1 April 2018) called the Competition and...more

DOJ Targets No-Poach Agreements Among Competitors

On April 3, 2018, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (“DOJ” or “Antitrust Division”) filed an antitrust complaint against Knorr-Bremse AG (“Knorr”) and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (“Wabtec”) for...more

Competition Newsletter April 2018

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Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal applies the principles defined by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Coty preliminary ruling - In a decision opposing Coty France to the online sales...more

Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms in Cartel Cases: Risks in Potential Broad Theories of Harm

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Algorithms and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have become commonplace in a vast number of markets, and this has drawn the attention not only of competition law academics and practitioners, but also of competition...more

Alabama Federal Court Will Analyze Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Claims Under Per Se Standard; Defers Decision on “Single...

A court’s decision regarding the proper standard of review in a Sherman Act Section 1 case—whether to analyze the defendant’s conduct as a per se antitrust violation or under the “rule of reason”—is highly significant. The...more

Soul’d Out Festival Challenges Coachella’s Demand for Noncompete Clause Despite Sold Out Shows

On April 9, 2018, the producer of  the Soul’d Out music festival in Portland, Oregon, sued the owners and producers of the Coachella music festival in California for what it alleges are anticompetitive contract terms that...more

Does Coachella Violate Antitrust Laws?

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Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival owner Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc. (“AEG”) and its subsidiaries and affiliates were hit with a lawsuit for allegedly using anticompetitive practices such as prohibiting artists...more

Department of Justice Brings the First Employment-Related Antitrust Case Since the October 2016 Guidance Statement

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In October 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) jointly issued a guidance statement about the application of antitrust laws to hiring and compensation decisions. Antitrust laws, the...more

With New Round of No-Poach Allegations, Government Fires a Shot Across the Bow at Anticompetitive Employment Practices

by Alston & Bird on

In the first of what is expected to be a new wave of antitrust challenges to agreements among companies not to recruit or hire each other’s employees, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) recently announced...more

What Role For Fairness in EU Competition Policy and Enforcement?

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Is this perception well-founded? And does it represent a new policy trend towards ‘social justice’ objectives or simply a continuation of a policy driver that has underpinned EU competition enforcement for some time?...more

California Sues Sutter Health Alleging Anti-Competitive Practices

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in San Francisco County Superior Court on March 29, 2018 (the “Complaint”), alleging that Sutter Health (“Sutter”), one of Northern California’s...more

The California Attorney General and Sutter Health Face Off in an Antitrust Lawsuit

On March 29, 2018, the Attorney General of California filed an antitrust action against Sutter Health and its affiliates (“Sutter”) alleging Sutter engaged in various anticompetitive conduct in violation of California’s...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update

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2018 AG Elections- Democrat Constance Anastopoulo Declares Candidacy for South Carolina Attorney General- Democrat Constance Anastopoulo announced her campaign for South Carolina AG in 2018....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A day of massive lows (opening bell) and impressive rallies (with the dow up 230 by the end of the day) marked a wild Wednesday on Wall Street....more

Sorry, But Your Credit Card (Class Action) Has Been Declined

by Carlton Fields on

The Eastern District of New York recently declined to certify a putative class action filed by merchants against the four major credit card providers alleging antitrust violations. ...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Australian Competition Authorities re-think "narrow" parity; Keyword prohibitions the subject...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Our weekly OTA & Travel Distribution Update is below. This week’s Update features a number of familiar stories....more

Gas Regulation 2018: United States

Getting the Deal Through is delighted to publish the sixteenth edition of Gas Regulation. Getting the Deal Through provides international expert analysis in key areas of law, practice and regulation for corporate counsel,...more

How China Deals with the Diverging Approaches to Monopoly Agreements

by Jones Day on

Over the first decade of China's Antimonopoly Law, we have seen a divergence between the approaches adopted by the Chinese antimonopoly enforcement agencies and the Chinese courts towards agreements that restrain trade; what...more

After the Coty Germany Decision, Comes the Coty France Decision: Confirmation of a Favourable Environment for Brand Owners

by Reed Smith on

The Court of Appeal’s judgment in Coty France further confirms the shift initiated by the Court of Justice and the French Supreme Court following recent decisions under EU and French law in the Coty Germany and Caudalie...more

Can Hiring Away a Competitor’s Employees Be an Antitrust Problem?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

A senior sales executive for your biggest competitor is looking to jump ship, and wants to join your company. Your management is thrilled. Not only will your company gain a talented salesperson with industry knowledge and...more

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