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German Economist Sues OPEC as Illegal Cartel

Berlin-based professor of law and economics, Armin Steinbach, filed a lawsuit against OPEC in early November, accusing the organization of being an illegal cartel that…

EssilorLuxottica Fined $81.2 Million in France for Anti-Competitive Practices

If you are an eyewear customer there is a very good chance you’re also at least an indirect customer of this company. Eyewear giant EssilorLuxottica…

EU Commission Investigating Teva for Allegedly Interfering with Medication Research

Pharmaceutical company Teva is under investigation by the European Commission over their competition practices, which the commission says interferes with medication research. Teva held a…

CISPE.cloud Files Licensing Complaint Against Microsoft

In November of 2022, Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe (CISPE) announced it was filing a formal complaint against Microsoft with the European Commission’s Directorate-General…

Antitrust Fines Against Apple and Amazon Scrapped in Italy

At the start of October, an Italian administrative court ruled that Apple and Amazon no longer have to pay a $225 million fine levied by…

EC Investigates Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Acquisition

The European Commission is putting the Microsoft and Activision Blizzard merger on hold as they investigate whether the deal will reduce competition among PC gaming…

Leaked: EU to Charge Meta/Facebook Over Secret Agreement with Google

While the European Commission announced back in March that they would investigate Facebook, sources have leaked that it is ready to announce formal charges, according…

France Fines Apple $1.2 Billion for ‘Running a Cartel’

French competition authority, Autorité de la Concurrence, fined Apple a record $1.2 billion after their investigation found that Apple and its wholesale partners, Ingram Micro…

Pfizer Completes $5.4 Billion Acquisition of Sickle Cell Disease Drug Innovator

Pfizer Inc. has acquired Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT), a biopharmaceutical company whose leading product inhibits harmful medical conditions that lead to the relatively rare…

NYT’s Lead Economics Writer: Biden Needs Pro-Antitrust Economics Judges

At the end of April 2022, announcing President Joseph Biden’s latest round of federal judicial nominations, the White House hailed the nominees not only as…

Partners Dan Mogin, Jonathan Rubin, Jennifer Oliver and Senior Counsel Joy Sidhwa Recognized as Thought Leading Authors by Mondaq

We are proud to announce that Partners Dan Mogin, Jonathan Rubin, Jennifer Oliver, and Senior Counsel Joy Sidhwa have been selected by Mondaq as Spring…

Hearing No Further Objections from the FTC, Amazon Buys MGM

Recommitted to fighting anticompetitive consolidation, the government could still challenge the deal. The Federal Trade Commission’s silence last week on Amazon’s acquisition of MGM –…

Partner Jennifer Oliver Selected by The National Law Review as 2021 Go To Thought Leader

We are proud to announce that Partner Jennifer Oliver has been selected by The National Law Review as a 2021 Go To Thought Leader in…

Partner Dan Mogin Quoted in FTCWatch

Partner Daniel Mogin was quoted today in an FTCWatch article titled, “As FTC examines supply chain woes, don’t expect much action,” addressing his thoughts on…

Partner Daniel Mogin Named “Top Antitrust Lawyer of 2021” by the L.A. Daily Journal

We are proud to announce that Daniel Mogin, our Managing Partner, has been selected to the Top Antitrust Lawyers of 2021 list by the L.A.…

Partner Jennifer Oliver Selected as a FINALIST in SDBJ Leaders in Law Awards 2021

We are proud to announce that MoginRubin Partner Jennifer Oliver has been selected as a Finalist by the San Diego Business Journal for their 2021…

Partner Jennifer Oliver Quoted in Daily Journal Article, “Small deals let big tech evade antitrust scrutiny, FTC says”

Partner Jennifer Oliver was quoted today in the Daily Journal, regarding the loopholes in the current merger laws, and how they could potentially mask monopolies.…

Partner Jonathan Rubin Will Be Keynote Speaker at Upcoming NAC Convention in Las Vegas

MoginRubin Partner Jonathan Rubin will be a Keynote speaker at the upcoming National ATM Council (NAC) Convention. The three day live and in-person event will…

Partner Jonathan Rubin Quoted in the New York Times Following Recent Order Regarding Apple’s Anticompetitive Conduct

Partner Jonathan L. Rubin was quoted in the The New York Times’ coverage of Judge Gonzalez’s recent order following the bench trial where she dismissed…

Partner Dan Mogin Chosen as Lawyer of the Year 2022 for Best Lawyers

MoginRubin LLP is proud to announce that Managing Partner Dan Mogin was chosen as a Best Lawyer for the 28thEdition of The Best Lawyers in…

Partner Dan Mogin Selected as “Lawyer of the Year 2021” by the American Institute of Legal Professionals

We are proud to announce that Managing Partner Daniel Mogin has been selected as a “Lawyer of the Year 2021” for his accomplishments and excellence…

Partner Jonathan Rubin Quoted in Law360 regarding case against Facebook

MoginRubin LLP Partner Jonathan Rubin was quoted in a recent Law360 article, “FTC’s Facebook Case Down, But Not Out, After Dismissal.” Click here to read…

Partner Jennifer Oliver Selected to The American Lawyer’s list of 2021 West Trailblazers

MoginRubin LLP is proud to announce that Partner Jennifer Oliver was selected to The American Lawyer’s inaugural list of 2021 West Trailblazers. The list was…

MoginRubin’s Jennifer Oliver and Joy Sidhwa recognized as Women of Influence in Law by San Diego Business Journal

Please join MoginRubin as we congratulate Partner Jennifer Oliver and Senior Counsel Joy Sidhwa for being recognized as Women of Influence in Law by San…

Partner Jennifer Oliver Will be Moderating “Women on Boards of Directors: A Matter of Balance”, a Virtual Discussion, With LCSD Tomorrow, May 18th at Noon

Lawyers Club members, tomorrow, May 18th at noon, MoginRubin Partner Jennifer Oliver will be moderating a discussion via Zoom regarding women on boards of directors,…

Partner Jennifer Oliver Featured in LCSD May 2021 Newsletter

MoginRubin partner Jennifer Oliver wrote a piece for the Lawyer’s Club of San Diego’s May 2021 newsletter regarding the virtual International Women’s Day Luncheon which…

GOP v. MLB: Republicans Cry Foul Over All-Star Game Move

Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee want to end Major League Baseball’s antitrust immunity following the league’s decision to relocate the All-Star Game and…

FTC Sues to Block Illumina/Grail Deal

The Federal Trade Commission has filed an administrative complaint and authorized a federal court lawsuit to block Illumina’s $7.1 billion proposed acquisition of Grail —…

Hospital Merger Activity and Challenges: Two Conclude, One Merger Abandoned

Deal activity in the trillion-dollar U.S. patient-care industry has been hardy, despite projections that the pandemic might have slowed things down. That means the federal…

Foreign-Language Trainers Admit to Defrauding NSA

Two providers of foreign-language training services, Comprehensive Language Center Inc. (CLCI) and Berlitz Languages Inc., admitted that they took part in a conspiracy to defraud…

Antitrust Reform Effort Gets Some Shade

Editor’s Note: This is a follow-up to our blog post, Will the Antitrust Laws Get an Update? The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says the effort…

“Big Poultry” Producer Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. of Colorado has pleaded guilty and will pay $107 million in criminal fines for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices…

LCSD Hosting Virtual Event in Honor of International Women’s Day: “Breaking Barriers in Law: Why We Need to Choose to Challenge”

On Monday, March 8th, The Lawyers Club of San Diego (LCSD) will be hosting a virtual program in honor of International Women’s Day, called “Breaking…

MoginRubin Partner Jennifer Oliver Published in ABA’s M & A Committee’s DealPoints Newsletter

MoginRubin Partner Jennifer Oliver published an article on the proposed new HSR rules in the American Bar Association’s M&A committee’s DealPoints newsletter. Read, “Proposed Rules…

Law360 covers hearing before U.S. Judicial Panel of MoginRubin’s privacy case against Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc.

On January 28, 2021, MoginRubin’s Jennifer Oliver argued in front a panel of Federal Judges in Washington D.C. as counsel for a proposed nationwide class…

DOJ Joins Group in Effort to Better Police Emerging Tech

The Department of Justice is joining the Computational Antitrust project, hosted by the Stanford University CodeX Center and created by Professor Thibault Schrepel. “The project…

U.S. Antitrust Law Not Working for Book or Tech Market?

“American antitrust is basically a failure.” That’s a quote from a law professor in a recent New York Times article written by Shira Ovide titled…

Will Facebook Sue Apple?

Facebook reportedly planning to sue Apple for alleged antitrust violations.  According to sources speaking to TheInformation.com, Facebook believes Apple abused its power in the smartphone…

China Reportedly Cracking Down on Web-Based Antitrust

The South China Morning Post has reported that 2021 will be the year of antitrust regulations for the State Administration for Market Regulation. The paper…

Pilgrim’s Pride Settles Poultry Price-Fixing Charges

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. has agreed to pay $75 million to chicken buyers to settle price-fixing claims, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company,…

U.K. Investigates Market Impact of Change in Google Ad Targeting Tools

Google plans to end support for third-party cookies in the Chrome browser and its Chromium engine, a decision that has prompted an investigation by the…

MoginRubin Partner Jennifer Oliver Co-Authors Paper on Cannabis Industry and Competition Law

Included in this month’s inaugural issue of the Journal on Emerging Issues in Litigation, published by Fastcase Full Court Press, is an article co-authored by…

Congress Agrees to End Antitrust Exemption for Health Insurers

Bill Awaits President’s Signature Healthcare insurance companies, like other insurers, have enjoyed an exemption from U.S. antitrust laws since March 1945 when President Roosevelt signed…

MoginRubin Year in Review – 2020

In a year veiled with so much uncertainty for all businesses, we focused our collective efforts on highlighting what makes MoginRubin great – our dedicated,…

New Law Designed to Protect Antitrust Whistleblowers

Signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 23, 2020, the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act bars employers from retaliating against individuals who report criminal antitrust…

Jonathan Rubin and Timothy LaComb Quoted in Law360 Regarding The Biggest Antitrust Cases in 2020

MoginRubin’s Jonathan Rubin and Timothy LaComb were quoted in a Law360 article, “The Biggest Rulings In Antitrust Cases of 2020”, which reflects on details from…

European Commission Examining Aon’s Acquisition of Willis Towers Watson

The European Commission announced Dec. 21 that it is investigating Aon’s proposed acquisition of Willis Towers Watson, a deal that would combine two leading providers…

Thirty-Eight AGs Bring a Third Antitrust Case Against Google

Google Illegally Maintained Monopolies, Created Insurmountable Barriers to Entry for Competitors, Suit Says A bipartisan coalition of 38 attorneys general have sued Google LLC for…

Partner Jonathan Rubin Named by National Law Review as a “2020 Go To Thought Leader”

MoginRubin is proud to announce that Co-Founding Partner Jonathan Rubin has been named by the National Law Review as a Go-To Thought Leader for 2020…

CLA Privacy Law Review – What You Need to Know, by Partner Jennifer Oliver

Congratulations to Partner Jennifer Oliver who was appointed to the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association’s Privacy Law Section, and co-authored a piece about…

MoginRubin’s Competition Law Attorneys Featured on Webinar: “The Antitrust Case Against Google”

Competition law and class action specialists from MoginRubin LLP joined a law professor who served as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division and an…

Partner Jennifer Oliver Featured on Podcast re Cannabis Industry Competition Law

MoginRubin LLP Partner Jennifer Oliver is featured on the new HB Emerging Issues in Litigation Podcast along with Ausra Deluard of Dentons LLP. The podcast…

Partner Jonathan Rubin Quoted in Law360 Article, “Access To Rivals’ Data Drives EC Amazon Antirust Case”

MoginRubin LLP Partner Jonathan Rubin was quoted in a Law360 article this week titled, “Access To Rivals’ Data Drives EC Amazon Antitrust Case.” The article…

Partner Jennifer Oliver Appointed to Executive Committee for the California Lawyers Association

MoginRubin is proud to announce that Partner Jennifer Oliver has been appointed to serve on the Privacy Section’s inaugural Executive Committee for the California Lawyers…

DOJ: Visa / Plaid Deal Would be Bad for Online Debit Market and Consumers

Government Sues to Block Deal Intended to Erase Disruptor Referring to Visa Inc. as a monopolist in the online debit services industry, the Department of…

Telecommunications: DOJ Allows AT&T to Sell Off Caribbean Operations

The Department of Justice is requiring Liberty Latin America Ltd., its subsidiary, Liberty Communications of Puerto Rico LLC, and AT&T Inc. to divest certain fiber-based…

Private Equity: Platforms Seek Quick Merger Approval in the U.K.

Two popular crowdfunding platforms, Crowdcube and Seedrs, have asked the U.K. competition authority to fast track their merger designed to create “the world’s largest private…

Healthcare: Anticompetitive Tying Class Action Moves Forward Against Sutter Health

Indirect purchasers of health insurance will proceed as a class against Sutter Health for alleged anticompetitive conduct which plaintiffs maintain illegally tied health plans to…

Pharma: Consumer Groups, States Support Reviving Generic Drugs Antitrust Case Against AbbVie

Pro-consumer organizations — Consumer Action and U.S. Public Interest Research Group — and 20 states have filed amici curiae briefs with the Seventh Circuit U.S.…

Partner Jonathan Rubin Was a Speaker at the NAC2020-VIRTUAL Conference & Expo Today

MoginRubin Partner Jonathan L. Rubin was a speaker at today’s NAC2020-VIRTUAL Conference & Expo, where he gave a status update in the pending antitrust class action…

North County Lawyers Club Members, Join Us Tomorrow for the Monthly Zoom Lunch Meeting

North County Lawyers Club Members, please join us tomorrow, October 28th at noon on Zoom for our monthly lunch meeting, featuring guest speaker Judge Wendy…

Attorney Jonathan Rubin Quoted by FastCompany in “How Google Will Fight Off the DOJ’s Claims of Monopoly in Search”

MoginRubin co-founder Jonathan Rubin was quoted by FastCompany in its report on the suit brought by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and a group…

Attorney Jonathan Rubin Quoted by Law360 in “More Big Tech Firms Could Show Up in DOJ’s Google Search”

MoginRubin co-founder Jonathan Rubin was quoted by LexisNexis Law360 in its report on the suit brought by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and a…

Attorney Jonathan Rubin Quoted by Reuters in “Analysis: What monopoly case? DOJ lawsuit unlikely to knock Google from pole position”

MoginRubin co-founder Jonathan Rubin was quoted by Reuters reporter Raphael Satter on the impact of the Department of Justice and a group of states suing…

Pistacchio vs. Apple: iPhone Gamers Claim Anticompetitive Behavior in Subscription Game Market

Apple iPhone gamer John Pistacchio filed a proposed class action against Apple, Inc. on behalf of purchasers of “Apple Arcade,” a subscription mobile gaming service…

TikTok Gets Reprieve from Trump Ban, Nears Deal with Oracle, Walmart

Now that TikTok has more time to keep its U.S. operation alive – thanks to a federal court order enjoining the Trump administration’s effort to…

Partner Jennifer Oliver Selected as 2020 Elite Boutique Trailblazer by National Law Journal

MoginRubin is proud to announce that Partner Jennifer Oliver has been selected by the National Law Journal as a 2020 Elite Boutique Trailblazer. NLJ was…

DOJ Requires Divestiture of Hawaiian Brewer Before Anheuser Can Buy Craft Brew

The Justice Department Antitrust Division will approve a major acquisition in the beer industry, but only if one of the merging company’s divests its holdings…

House Bill Would Allow College Athletes to Capitalize on Their Fame

A group of U.S. House Democrats and Republicans have introduced the “Student Athlete Level Playing Field Act” which would add momentum to the current movement…

Nvidia’s Acquiring UK Chip Designer for $40 Billion

In a move that Reuters said will “reshape the global semiconductor landscape,” Nvidia Corp. is purchasing Arm of the U.K. from SoftBank Group Corp. of…

French and American Luxury Brands Litigate Delayed Merger

Dispute in Delaware, Tussle in Brussels LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton of France used business challenges presented by the novel coronavirus to avoid a multi-billion-dollar…

Apple Fires Back at Epic Games in Fortnite Fight

Responding to Epic Games’ bold suit against Apple (and separately against Google) — alleging anticompetitive operation of the Apple Store — the computer and mobile…

Claim That LinkedIn Has a ‘People Analytics’ Monopoly Fails

hiQ Labs Inc., a new employment tech firm, sued professional network giant LinkedIn for abuse of its market power. Specifically, the startup-alleged LinkedIn blocked its…

Casino Sues Scientific Games, Bally’s for Antitrust Law Violations, Charge 100% Card-Shuffler Monopoly

The Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, a casino operator, alleges in a proposed class action that Scientific Games Corp., Bally Technologies, Inc., and Bally…

Partner Jonathan Rubin Selected as 2020 D.C. Trailblazer by National Law Journal

MoginRubin LLP is proud to announce that Partner Jonathan Rubin was selected by the National Law Journal as a 2020 D.C. Trailblazer. The National Law…

Partner Jennifer Oliver Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

On August 18, 1920, women were finally granted the right to vote with the passing of the 19th Amendment. This year marked the 100th anniversary…

New Study in Harvard Business Law Review Confirms Antitrust Dangers of Horizontal Shareholding

A new study illustrates the anticompetitive effects of horizontal shareholding in concentrated markets according to a Harvard Business Law Review article by Einer Elhauge, Professor…

Attorney Tim LaComb Quoted in Law360 Article, “DC Circ. Ruling Seen As Gutting FCC’s Merger Conditions”

MoginRubin attorney Tim LaComb was quoted in a Law360 article this week about the disappointing DC Cir. decision regarding the merger between Charter Communications Inc.…

Dan Mogin Named Best Lawyer 2021 by Best Lawyers

MoginRubin LLP is proud to announce that our Managing Partner, Daniel Mogin, has been selected by Best Lawyers as a Best Lawyer 2021 in the…

FTC Approves Elanco’s $7.6B Acquisition of Bayer Animal Healthcare, Sets Divestiture Conditions

Pending approval, two of the world’s largest animal healthcare manufacturers will consummate a multibillion dollar acquisition in August 2020, subject to FTC and other, international…

NFL Successfully Defends Against Antitrust Claims Brought by City of Oakland

NFL Successfully Defends Against Antitrust Claims Brought by City of Oakland By Timothy LaComb, of MoginRubin LLP Featured in Sports Litigation Daily, Volume 17, Issue…

California AG Opposes Healthcare System’s Pandemic-Prompted Proposal to Delay Settlement

In response to Sutter Health’s motion for a continuance, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra requested that a San Francisco state court move forward with a…

U.S. House of Representatives Extends Antitrust Penalty Leniency Program for Cooperating Defendants

On June 25, 2020, the House passed a bill to permanently extend a recently expired provision within the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act…

Californians Will Vote on Whether to Expand the State’s Consumer Privacy Act

In November, California residents will vote on a proposal to augment the California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which took effect in January 2020. The Secretary…

Apple, Inc. Probed by European Commission for Possible Antitrust Violations

In late June, the European Commission (EC) opened several formal cases investigating Apple’s mobile payment technology (Apple Pay) and various third-party and user agreements to…

DOJ Secures Admission of Guilt, Agrees to Deferred Prosecution Agreement for Generic Drug Manufacturer Accused of Price Fixing

The Justice Department has announced a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) and a $24.1 million criminal penalty against Apotex, Inc., a Florida-based generic pharmaceutical manufacturer. Apotex…

MoginRubin Partner Jonathan Rubin Featured in Law 360

MoginRubin Partner Jonathan Rubin was featured in a Law 360 article after his compelling oral argument earlier this week in the case of Med Vets…

Partner Jennifer Oliver Published in Law360 Regarding the Power of Big Tech

Published on Law360.com – May 1, 2020 Examining Startup Investors’ Thoughts On Big Tech’s Power By: Jennifer Oliver On Feb. 12, the U.S. Department of…

Daniel Mogin Selected as a Super Lawyer for Antitrust Litigation for Tenth Time

We are proud to announce that MoginRubin Partner Daniel Mogin was recently selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Super Lawyer for Antitrust Litigation in…

Attorney Tim LaComb Quoted in Investment News

Attorney Tim LaComb was quoted in Investment News this week in an article, “When it comes to RIA custody, how big is too big?”. The…

Partner Jennifer Oliver Presented on Legal Ethics in E-Discovery on February 26, 2020

MoginRubin LLP partner Jennifer Oliver presented on legal ethics in E-discovery at the Lawyers Club Of San Diego’s North/Mid County and Trial Advocacy Committee joint…

Attorney Tim LaComb Quoted in The Denver Post Regarding Altitude v. Comcast

MoginRubin attorney Tim LaComb was quoted recently in a Denver Post article, “Altitude/Comcast dispute: Worst-case scenario extends blackout well into the future.”The article discusses the…

Attorney Timothy LaComb Quoted in Financial Planning

Attorney Timothy LaComb was quoted in a recent Financial Planning article, “Schwab Wants TD But DOJ Has Questions — And Not Just for Schwab.” The…

Partner Jon Rubin quoted in Reuters regarding Qualcomm’s appeal for the reverse of a 2019 ruling

MoginRubin partner Jon Rubin was quoted in the recent Reuters article, “Qualcomm to Ask Appeals Court for Vindication in FTC Antitrust Case.” The article revisits the…

Major Antitrust Developments to Watch in 2020

Partner Jennifer Oliver was quoted in Law360’s article, Major Antitrust Developments to Watch in 2020. The article reviews some of the key antitrust cases on…

The Most Closely Watched Merger Reviews Of 2020

Partners Dan Mogin and Jonathan Rubin were quoted in a recent Law360 article, The Most Closely Watched Merger Reviews of 2020. The article examines four…

Joy Sidhwa Promoted to Senior Counsel for MoginRubin

Effective January 1, 2020, Joy Sidhwa became senior counsel at MoginRubin. Previously she was a senior attorney at the firm. Joy focuses her work on…

Oliver and LaComb Recognized as Go-To Thought Leaders by National Law Review

MoginRubin is pleased to announce that Partner Jennifer Oliver and Associate Timothy LaComb have been recognized by the National Law Review as “2019 Go-To Thought…

What To Watch As T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Fight Goes To Trial

Partner Jennifer Oliver was quoted in a recent Law360 article, What To Watch As T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Fight Goes To Trial. The article discusses the megamerger…

The Emerging Role of Antitrust Law in Esports (Part II)

Partner Jonathan Rubin continues his discussion of emerging antitrust issues associated with the growing business of Esports in Part II of The Emerging Role of…