Antitrust and Competition Law

Antitrust Law Daily
  • April 19, 2017

    Allegations in a consumer class action complaint that an automotive sales training course made false promises regarding costs, certifications, and prospective job placement were sufficient to survive motions to dismiss, according to a federal district court in Los Angeles ( Sloan v. 1st American Automotive Sales Training , April 17, 2017, Wright, O.). Sales training offered "nothing of benefit."  According...

  • April 18, 2017

    Google has agreed to pay about $7.8 million (438,067,400 roubles) to settle a two-year dispute with the Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia) that it violated Russia’s antitrust laws by abusing its search engine market dominance. The settlement will help eliminate the violations of the antimonopoly legislation previously detected by the FAS Russia and will ensure competition on markets of...

  • April 17, 2017

    The filed rate doctrine did not preclude a putative consumer class action antitrust suit seeking damages from five air carriers for unfiled fares, fuel surcharges, or special discount fares, the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco has ruled. A federal district court’s partial denial of the airlines’ motions for summary judgment was therefore affirmed ( Wortman v. All Nippon...

  • April 14, 2017

    The U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia had jurisdiction to decide consolidated appeals involving allegations that the companies holding the patents for Lipitor and Effexor XR delayed entry into the market of generic versions of those drugs. The court found that it, rather than the Federal Circuit had jurisdiction to hear the appeals because the cases did not arise under...

In the News

Wolters Kluwer congratulates Herb Hovenkamp, author of Antitrust Law, recently honored for his contributions in the field of antitrust law at the Centennial Symposium of the Iowa Law ReviewRead what Bill Baer, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, had to say about Herb.

Wolters Kluwer would like to congratulate, Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook author, Ted Banks, on being honored in The National Law Journal's inaugural list of 50 Governance, Risk & Compliance Trailblazers & Pioneers. Click here for the full article.

Author Spotlight

Herbert Hovenkamp

 Prof. Hovenkamp was recently quoted on Marketplace Morning Report in regards to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee as the tech company is under scrutiny for possible antitrust violations and uncompetitive practices. Prof. Hovenkamp does not feel there are antitrust violations with Google’s search engine sending searchers to other Google sites. He was quoted as saying “It's very, very easy and costless for customers to switch away from Google if Google is not serving them well.”

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