Antitrust Law

317 ABA Journal articles on Antitrust Law.

Sanctions motion argues law firm secretly recorded job interview to gain information for suit
A motion filed last Wednesday claims a law firm secretly recorded a job interview with a former employee of a litigation opponent and then used the information in the lawsuit.
Florida Bar says former president can’t represent startup in suit claiming anti-competitive conduct

The Florida Bar argues that a former bar president should be disqualified from representing a Florida startup in its antitrust suit against the bar.

The bar filed a disqualification motion…

Justice Department sues to block AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner; Trump tweets may factor in case

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed an antitrust suit seeking to block AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner.

The suit points out that AT&T’s DirecTV is the nation’s…

Ticket-fighting startup sues the Florida Bar and a law firm for alleged anti-competitive conduct
A Florida startup that matches drivers with lawyers contends in a federal lawsuit that the Florida Bar and a competitor have launched “a coordinated attack” to drive it out of business.
Newer lawyers are needed on Legal Ed council, says Young Lawyers Division recommendation
Sparked by student debt discussions and a concern that the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to Bar may be out of touch with issues recent law school graduates face, the ABA Young Lawyers Division has recommended that the council add two young attorneys who are not employed in legal education as voting members.
Paul Weiss partner expected to be chosen by Trump to lead the Federal Trade Commission

A BigLaw lawyer who formerly worked at the Federal Trade Commission will be tapped to become its chairman.

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Joseph Simons, a partner at Paul,…

California bar spins off its sections amid concerns over liquor spending, resort functions

The State Bar of California has spun off its 16 voluntary sections into a nonprofit entity, making the state bar strictly a disciplinary and regulatory agency that is mandatory for…

Minor league players lose federal antitrust appeal over low wages

A federal appeals court has tossed a suit filed by professional minor league baseball players who claimed the league illegally depressed wages in violation of antitrust law.

The San Francisco-based…

EU announces $2.7B fine against Google for favoring its shopping service in search results

The European Union has fined Google a record $2.7 billion for using its search results to promote its comparison shopping service at the top of the search screen.

EU competition…

Lex Machina adds commercial analytics
Law analytics platform Lex Machina has expanded its coverage to include commercial litigation. On Tuesday, the company announced that it has added more than 62,000 commercial cases filed since 2009, many in the realm of federal contract claims and business torts. The commercial module will allow users to forecast how much time it would take for a commercial case to be resolved, said Lex Machina general counsel Owen Byrd, as well as project the kinds of damages a user might be facing.
Foreclosure law firm accused of conspiring to inflate prices is mostly victorious at trial

The largest foreclosure law firm in Colorado has successfully fought civil allegations that it conspired with competitors and related businesses to fix prices and make more money on side costs,…

Judge blocks Anthem and Cigna merger

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the merger of health insurers Anthem and Cigna, giving the U.S. Justice Department a second antitrust victory in the health-care market in less than…

Trial ends for foreclosure law firm accused of conspiring to inflate prices

A lawyer for the state of Colorado argued last week that Colorado’s largest foreclosure law firm conspired with competitors and related businesses to fix prices and maximize profits.

The Denver-based…

Federal judge blocks merger of Humana and Aetna on antitrust grounds

In a victory for the U.S. Justice Department, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., has blocked Aetna’s proposed $37 billion acquisition of Humana.

U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled…

The tables turn as Democratic attorneys general prepare to challenge Trump policies

Taking a cue from their Republican counterparts, some Democratic state attorneys general are prepared to file lawsuits that challenge Donald Trump’s administration’s actions.

An argument advanced by Republicans—that states must…

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