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New York Times: The Monopolization of America

From The New York Times: The Monopolization of America In one industry after another, big companies have become more dominant over the past 15 years,…

New York Times: Be Afraid of Economic ‘Bigness.’ Be Very Afraid.

From The New York Times: Be Afraid of Economic ‘Bigness.’ Be Very Afraid. “In the 1930s it contributed to the rise of fascism. Alarmingly, we…

The Ninth Circuit Dismisses Section 7 Challenge to Big Beer while the Tunney Process Brews in D.C. District Court

Consumers can choose to look at the stein half empty after a recent dismissal of a private Section 7 challenge to Anheuser-Busch InBev, SA/NV’s (“ABI”)…

Tribune Media/Sinclair Broadcast Group Merger Bust

After over a year of negotiations for approval, on August 9, 2018, Tribune Media Company terminated its merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.  The mega-deal…

The Ninth Circuit Lets Caddies Take a Mulligan on Antitrust and Unfair Competition Claims in Golf Caddy Case

For most viewers watching the PGA Tour, the clothing on golfers and their caddies is unlikely to make an impact.  Yet the advertising value—if not…

Jodie Williams Appointed to Vice Chair of ABA Civil Practice and Procedure Committee

Jodie Williams has been appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee for the 2018 – 2019…

Jonathan Rubin and Christian Bergqvist Conduct a Comparative Study on Approaches Antitrust Authorities Take in the EU and US

Google and the transatlantic antitrust abyss – Global Competition Review Jonathan Rubin of MoginRubin and Christian Bergqvist, a law professor at the University of Copenhagen,…

Jodie Williams Comments on the AT&T-Time Warner Merger in Forbes’ Latest Article

Forbes dives into law firm reactions to the AT&T-Time Warner merger to find out where the trends are headed. It seems that no one believes…

Payment Logistics Urges Court to Stop Lighthouse/Shift4 Merger

Payment Logistics Ltd. (PLL), represented by MoginRubin LLP, asked the court on Friday, June 29, to prevent Lighthouse from merging with Shift4 Corp., alleging that…

Jodie Williams Published in Trial Practice : Trying Antitrust – Summer 2018 Edition

In the most recent edition of Trial Practice: Trying Antitrust, an ABA-published periodical, MoginRubin’s Jodie Williams discusses the recent Steves & Sons, Inc. v. Jeld-Wen, Inc.…

Jonathan Rubin Invited to Speak at the U.S. Antitrust Seminar in Denmark on June 28th

Jonathan Rubin, Partner, has been invited to speak alongside Ole Wendler Pedersen, Vice President of Novo Nordisk, at an event in Copenhagen intended to expose…

New York Times: What the Microsoft Antitrust Case Taught Us

Two decades later, we shouldn’t forget the dangers of dominant technology companies.   Read the New York Times article about what the Microsoft case taught…

Dan Mogin, Managing Partner, receives the Sylvia Siegel Award at the 45th Annual TURN Gala in San Francisco, CA

Sylvia Siegel brought a customer’s perspective to the regulation of California utilities and spent 16 years fighting against rates and rules that she maintained were…

Payment Logistics Files Antitrust Lawsuit against Shift4 Payments, Shift4 Corp. and Lighthouse Network

Payment Logistics Files Antitrust Lawsuit against Shift4 Payments, Shift4 Corp. and Lighthouse Network Company alleges anticompetitive behavior, monopolization and attempted monopolization that blocks competition and…

Bloomberg Law Covers MoginRubin LLP’s Filing Against the PetIQ Merger

Bloomberg on Rubin PetIQ Filing   Pet Medication Wholesalers Sue to Unwind Rival PetIQ Merger Published: Apr 05 2018 18:46:17 * Two pet medicine wholesalers…

Dan Mogin Selected as Super Lawyer in Antitrust Litigation

MoginRubin LLP would like to congratulate our own Daniel Mogin, as he has, once again, been selected as a Super Lawyer in Antitrust Litigation by…

Dan Mogin Joins 180 Other Major Law Firm Leaders Urging Congress to Support Legal Services Corporation FY19 Funding

Dan Mogin added his name to a letter, signed by more than 180 other major law firm leaders who are urging congress to support Legal…

PetIQ’s Deal to Buy Veterinary Clinic Chain Will Choke Off Competition

MoginRubin LLP, representing Plaintiffs Bay Medical Solutions Inc. and Med Vets Inc., have filed a case in the Northern District of California to stop a…

FTC Reaffirms Guidelines for Exchange of Sensitive Information

On March 20, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission reaffirmed its guidelines for the exchange of sensitive competitive information — like price projections, customer lists or future product…

Supreme Court decision yields good news for Antitrust cases

Yesterday, the Supreme Court confirmed that a final decision in one case, if being tried with other consolidated cases, is an immediately appealable order.  This…

U.S. Government blocks Broadcomm bid for Qualcomm

Our Team has been closely monitoring the merger developments in our own backyard between Qualcomm and Broadcom.  Earlier this week, President Trump used his executive…

Jennifer Oliver Published in Business Insurance

Business Insurance published an article this week written by MoginRubin LLP’s own Jennifer Oliver, regarding what happens when complications with M&A deals arise. Click here…

ABA Women in Deal Work – Have You Registered Yet? It’s Free!

The American Bar Association will be hosting an event on February 8th in San Francisco, called Women in Deal Work. MoginRubin LLP is proud to…

Jonathan Rubin discusses Aetna-CVS merger with Peter Coy from Bloomberg Businessweek

Jonathan Rubin from MoginRubin LLP met with Bloomberg Businessweek‘s Peter Coy to discuss the Aetna-CVS merger. See what he had to say by reading the…

Jonathan Rubin from MoginRubin LLP Featured in the New York Post

MoginRubin LLP’s very own Jonathan Rubin was featured in the New York Post this week, regarding his thoughts on Judge Richard Leon and his involvement…

Jonathan Rubin to Wall Street Journal on Outspoken U.S. District Judge J. Leon: “He has a very firm grasp of competition law and the economics that drives it.”

Jonathan Rubin from MoginRubin LLP met with Jacob Gershman from the Wall Street Journal this week to discuss U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon’s appointment…

Jonathan Rubin from MoginRubin LLP Discusses Proposed AT&T & Time Warner Merger

Comments of Jonathan Rubin, with the Washington, D.C. office of antitrust law firm MoginRubin LLP, on the DOJ’s just-filed challenge to the proposed AT&T-Time Warner…

The Hill: Trump looms large in AT&T antitrust battle

Jonathan Rubin, an antitrust attorney with MoginRubin LLP, discussed President Trump’s possible involvement in the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner with The Hill…

Department of Justice Preparing for Litigation Against AT&T, Time Warner

The Department of Justice is preparing to litigate the proposed acquisition of Time Warner Inc. by AT&T Inc. if the parties are unable to reach…

Luxottica/Essilor Merger Being Closely Reviewed, May Halt Nascent Competition

Luxottica and Essilor announced their intent to merge in January 2017, and regulatory agencies around the world have been investigating whether the merger poses anticompetitve…

Luxottica/Essilor Fail to Produce Data, EU Investigation On Hold

Last month, the European Commission announced that it was taking a closer look at the Luxottica/Essilor proposed merger.  On November 3, 2017, it was reported…

DOJ and FTC Issue Joint HSR Report for FY 2016

On October 3, 2017, the FTC and the DOJ released their joint Hart-Scott-Rodino merger report for the fiscal year, ending September 30, 2016. They reported…

Department of Justice Challenges Consummated $4.3 Billion Deal

On September 26, 2017, the Department of Justice challenged Parker-Hannifin Corporation’s $4.3 billion already-consummated acquisition of Clarcor Inc. as anticompetitive.  The deal, announced in late…

Democrats Introduce Bills for Stronger Merger Enforcement

On September 14, 2017, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced two pieces of legislation intended to reform antitrust scrutiny of mergers and acquisitions under the Clayton…

Anheuser-Busch InBev Incentive Practice Raises Antitrust Concerns

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether Anheuser-Busch InBev’s incentive program to independent distributors violates the federal antitrust laws, according to a report by…