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Antitrust Insights and Analysis

UK Antitrust Watchdog Slaps $65 Million Fine On Pharma Companies In UK’s First Pay-For-Delay Case

Posted  02/16/16
A View from Constantine Cannon’s London Office By Irene Fraile and Richard Pike On 12 February 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”), UK’s competition regulator, fined a number of pharma companies for anti-competitive conduct and agreements in relation to the supply of paroxetine (an anti-depressant drug). The anti-competitive conduct dates back to 2001, when pharmaceutical producers...

Driverless Cars Will Have To Navigate Antitrust Curves

Posted  12/16/15
By Daniel Vitelli As noted by Boies Schiller partner Scott Gant in his recent Forbes article, not only is the much-anticipated arrival of driverless cars on the roads raising thorny questions regarding their safety, efficiency and ethical use, but antitrust issues are hitching a ride as well. While suppliers and consumers work together to navigate the technological and social roadblocks, potential antitrust...

FTC Moves To Break Up Staples Office Depot Merger

Posted  12/8/15
By Allison F. Sheedy The Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint yesterday seeking to block Staples, Inc.’s proposed $6.3 billion acquisition of rival Office Depot, Inc., claiming the merger would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition nationwide in the market for “consumable” office supplies sold to large business customers for their own use. The FTC’s action...

NCCA Gains Ground Against Student-Athletes In Appeal Of O’Bannon Case

Posted  10/7/15
By David Scupp Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the NCAA may restrict colleges from compensating student-athletes beyond the cost of attendance, handing the NCAA a partial victory in its continuing courtroom fight against athletes’ rights. The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part Judge Claudia Wilken’s landmark holding in O’Bannon v. National...
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