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In Price Restriction Litigation, Amazon Wins One, Loses One

Amazon.com Inc. started the month of March with two suits on opposite coasts challenging the rules it imposes on the platform’s merchants which prohibit them…

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…

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…

Partners Jonathan Rubin and Jennifer Oliver Published in Bloomberg Law: FTC and State AGs v. Facebook: Monopolization Law Faces Biggest Challenge in Decades

FTC and State AGs v. Facebook: Monopolization Law Faces Biggest Challenge in Decades By Jonathan Rubin and Jennifer M. Oliver Jan. 13, 2021 “The FTC…

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…

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…

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 Jennifer Oliver Quoted in Bloomberg Law Regarding the Antitrust Case Against Facebook

MoginRubin Partner Jennifer Oliver was quoted in Bloomberg Law regarding the antitrust cases against Facebook, Inc. The FTC has long suspected anticompetitive and monopolistic behaviors…

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…

MoginRubin Attorneys to Speak on U.S. vs. Google

Webinar: The Antitrust Case Against Google Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 at 9PT | 10MT | 11CT | 12ET. Complimentary and eligible for CLE.   Featuring…

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…

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…

The Washington Post: Facebook, Google and other big tech giants are about to face a ‘reckoning,’ state attorneys general warn

From The Washington Post: Facebook, Google and other big tech giants are about to face a ‘reckoning,’ state attorneys general warn “I think what we’ve…

The New York Times: A Better Way to Break Up Big Tech

From The New York Times: A Better Way to Break Up Big Tech Senator Elizabeth Warren has been making waves with her recent proposal to…

New York Times: Spotify Accuses Apple of Anticompetitive Practices in Europe

From The New York Times: Spotify Accuses Apple of Anticompetitive Practices in Europe Is Apple abusing its power to monopolize the market? Spotify sure thinks…

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…

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…