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Dechert LLP

Recent EU Fines for Resale Price Maintenance Are Symptoms of Broader Challenges Faced by Today’s Consumer-Goods Manufacturers

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The European Commission (the “Commission”) issued four separate decisions on 24 July 2018, fining consumer electronics manufacturers Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer a total of €111 million for imposing fixed or...more

BakerHostetler

Update: Section 1 Challenge to Jimmy John’s No-Poach Agreement Survives Motion to Dismiss

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We recently wrote that the Department of Justice’s and the Federal Trade Commission’s announcements condemning no-poaching agreements have sparked civil class actions, including a putative class action against Jimmy John’s....more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

340B Drug Pricing Program spawns two antitrust lawsuits

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The 340B Drug Pricing Program has spawned two antitrust lawsuits related to CVS’s acquisition of Wellpartner, a 340B administrator. 340B administrators contract with 340B covered entities (e.g., hospitals) to provide a...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Recent FTC Settlement Confirms Enforcement Priority to Protect Employees From Employer Collusion

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On July 31, the FTC published its settlement with Therapy Source, LLC; its owner, Sheria Yarbray; and Neeraj Jindal, the former owner of a competing staffing company — Integrity Home Therapy (collectively, the respondents)....more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

11th Circuit May Consider Continued Viability of Per Se Standard for Horizontal Market Allocation

We wrote before about a decision by an Alabama federal district court to analyze claims in the Blue Cross Blue Shield multi-district litigation under a per se standard. ...more

Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP

Standards and Patent Assertion Entities at the IP-Antitrust Interface: Adhering to Basic Principles

The United States antitrust approach to intellectual property has evolved over time. The same antitrust analysis now applies to conduct involving IP as to conduct involving other forms of property, taking into account the...more

Lewitt Hackman

FRANCHISOR 101: No Poach for You

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Franchise agreements commonly prohibit the franchisee from soliciting or hiring workers employed by the franchisor or other franchisees. This may take the form of “no-hire” or “no-switching” clauses that prohibit hiring each...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

EU Fines Google €4.34 billion for Alleged Abuse of Dominant Position of Android Mobile System and Apps

On July 18, 2018, the European Commission (Commission) imposed a fine on Google LLC for the alleged abuse of a dominant market position pertaining to Android mobile devices. Google and its parent company, Alphabet Inc....more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Facebook’s disappointing Q2 earnings (and, presumably, some pent-up scandal-fueled anti-‘Book sentiment) sent its stock into freefall yesterday, erasing more than $120 billion from the company’s market value as shares dove...more

White & Case LLP

Institutional investors can face parental liability in the EU, just like other corporate parents

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On 12 July 2018, the EU's General Court handed down 12 judgments relating to the power cables case. Among these was a judgment which confirmed that a parent company able to exercise all the voting rights in a subsidiary is...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

EC Fines Consumer Electronics Manufacturers for RPM

The European Commission (EC or the Commission) announced on July 24, 2018, that it has imposed a total fine of €111 million on four consumer electronics manufacturers — Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer — for...more

Hogan Lovells

"Single entity defense" under scrutiny in China

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On 20 July 2018, the new Chinese antitrust authority – the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) – published two decisions sanctioning two ship tallying companies in Shenzhen for market partitioning and price...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Qualcomm receives Supplementary Statement of Objections from the EU Commission in Predatory Pricing Investigation  

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Hot on the heels of the announcement of a record antitrust fine imposed by the European antitrust regulator upon another US technology company , the European Commission announced on 19th July 2018 that it had sent a...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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OMB official Kathleen Kraninger is likely to face serious questions as she takes to the Hill today to begin confirmation hearings for her surprise nomination to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Why? Her lack of...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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European antitrust authorities have delivered a stinging rebuke to Google in the form of a $5.1 billion penalty over its Android operating system practices. The sum displaces last year’s $2.7 billion fine, also against...more

Michael Volkov

Antitrust Division Continues to Wrestle with Credit for Pre-Enforcement Compliance Programs

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The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division maintains a robust criminal enforcement program fueled by the steady stream of leniency applicants. Since the 1990s, the Antitrust Division has trumpeted a successful leniency...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Antitrust Director Signals Heightened Focus On Deterring No-Poach Agreements In Healthcare Industry

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As we have reported in previous articles, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has repeatedly reaffirmed its intent to criminally prosecute companies that restrict labor market competition through the use of...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Southeast Asian Competition Regulators Ramp Up Merger Control Enforcement

Global deal planning often overlooks merger control regimes in Southeast Asia. However, in recent months these regulators have become increasingly active and are enforcing failures to file relevant transactions for review....more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Latin America Dispute Resolution Update – The Latest Developments in Cross-Border Disputes Involving the US and Latin America

US Courts Will Decide Whether to Enforce US$2 Billion Award Against Petróleos de Venezuela - In April 2018, an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) tribunal awarded US$2.04 billion in damages to two subsidiaries of U.S....more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

State Attorneys General Investigate Fast Food Franchisor “No Poach” Agreements

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The Attorneys General of ten states are investigating fast food franchisors for their alleged use of “no poach” provisions in their franchise agreements, according to a press release by the New Jersey Attorney General’s...more

Faegre Baker Daniels

In Effort to Increase Employees’ Bargaining Power, U.S. Senators Petition Federal Antitrust Agencies to Revisit Benchmarking...

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On June 28, 2018, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker sent a letter to the heads of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requesting those agencies to revisit their guidance on...more

PilieroMazza PLLC

No-Poaching Agreements: You Could Be Criminally Liable

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Earlier this year, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ) issued the Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals (DOJ Guidelines), which signaled for the first time that DOJ would “proceed criminally...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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The world’s keeping a wary eye on Turkey’s economic well-being, especially given the precipitous drop in the value of the country’s currency (which has pushed up prices for consumers and corporations) and President Erdogan’s...more

Polsinelli

Anti-Poaching Provisions in Franchise Agreements Are Drawing Increased Scrutiny

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Franchise agreements often contain provisions prohibiting the franchisee from soliciting or hiring workers employed by the franchisor or other franchisees. Such “anti-poaching” agreements have recently come under increased...more

Tonkon Torp LLP

Wage-Fixing And No-Poaching Agreements – Criminal Prosecution Is A Real Risk

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In case there was any doubt about it, recent activity by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) should serve as a sharp reminder to employers that wage-fixing and "no-poaching" agreements are illegal and subject to...more

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