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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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

FTC and DOJ Announce Expedited Antitrust Procedure and Guidance for Coronavirus Public Health Efforts

FTC.gov Press Release – March 24, 2020 The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division today issued joint statement detailing an…

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…

Getting Biosimilars to Market: A Virtual Panel Discussion

Getting Biosimilars to Market, a recent virtual panel moderated by MoginRubin’s Joy Sidhwa, examines commercial challenges facing biosimilars from both the patent and the antitrust…

The Future of “No Poach” Clauses: Practical Advice and Viewpoints from the Employment and Antitrust Perspectives

In an effort to limit anticompetitive behavior and practices, the DOJ and FTC have begun cracking down on naked no-poach agreements. In light of these…

2018 Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report Just Released

On September 16, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission and Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice released the 2018 Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report, which summarizes…

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…

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…

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…

DOJ Merger Challenge Highlights Danger Of Bad Documents

(Law360) – The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit challenging a June 2012 transaction combining two providers of product rating and review…