Jurisdiction: US

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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Days are well and truly numbered for unauthorised in-app purchases, following a spate of private and regulatory enforcement action in the United States, and the issue being firmly on the agenda of regulators in the...

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Where the rubber meets the road

February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

U.S.-based Goodyear is seeking to end its global alliance with Japan-based Sumitomo on the grounds that Sumitomo “has engaged in anticompetitive conduct that we concluded warrants the dissolution of the global alliance”.  Under the global...

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Regulators go hardcore on cartels

January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has warned that 2014 is teaming up to be a year of tough penalties against large corporations.  This follows the ACCC’s success against TPG Internet in December and Hewlett-Packard earlier in the year,...

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Disk drive error, please restart your computer

December 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hewlett Packard (HP) and Acer have both commenced action against a number of optical disk drive companies alleging that they have conspired to fix prices.  HP kicked things off by commencing proceedings in the Federal...

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Microsoft gets smart about phones

December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last week, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the European Commission (EC) both gave Microsoft the go-ahead to buy Nokia’s handset and services business, and cleared a patent licensing agreement between the companies. The €5.44 billion (approximately A$8.15...

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