Jurisdiction: US

Sims looks ahead to consumer law review

December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Delivering the keynote address at the recent Australiasian Consumer Law Roundtable in Canberra, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims discussed the current state of the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) in light of the upcoming ACL review in...

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Ok Google…how do you plead?

April 23, 2015 | 1 Comments

Google has ranked #1 on the European Commission’s hit-list this week...

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The US Department of Justice had one fine year fighting cartels in 2014, with its Antitrust Division collecting $1.861 billion in criminal fines and penalties for the fiscal year ending 30 September 2014. The Department’s...

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Double jeopardy

November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our PRC colleagues  Susan Ning, Kate Peng, Sarah Eder and Gao Sibo have written an interesting article on the approach that Chinese antitrust regulators may take to double jeopardy for international cartel conduct. Susan and her team...

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Reebok runs into more regulator trouble

November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Back in January we posted about the ACCC commencing proceedings against Reebok Australia Pty Ltd (“Reebok”).  In October the Federal Court made consent orders requiring Reebok to pay a pecuniary penalty of $350,000 and comply...

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The US$324.5 million class action settlement between Silicon Valley employees and technology firms including Google, Intel and Adobe has been denied preliminary approval by Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court in the...

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EU Alert: Paying for delays

July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our colleagues in the EU recently reported on the European Commission imposing fines totalling €427.7 million on the French pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers of generic medicines for breaching Articles 101 and 102 TFEU...

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Cartel offender takes action against EU

July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, we reported on the first successful extradition of a foreign national for criminal anti-competitive conduct. In April 2014, Italian citizen Romano Pisciotti was extradited to the United States from Germany for bid-rigging conduct...

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The class action lawsuit against some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies alleging a conspiracy to not “cold call” employees has been settled for a reported US$324 million. The lawsuit followed a DOJ investigation and enforcement...

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Hand him over

April 22, 2014 | 1 Comments

The US Department of Justice recently announced that it had successfully extradited the first foreign national on antitrust (competition law) charges, indicating that the US government will continue its forceful approach to pursuing foreign executives...

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