Court allows tuna price-fixing claim to proceed

Jan 12, 2017 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

A San Diego federal judge has allowed direct and indirect purchasers to proceed with claims that Bumble Bee Foods LLC, StarKist Co.

DOJ, FTC warn HR professionals on ‘naked’ wage fixing, no-poach pacts

Oct 29, 2016 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

The Justice Department has announced it will criminally investigate companies that enter into agreements to fix employee compensation or pledge not to

Payment card networks must face antitrust suits over fraud liability shift

Oct 14, 2016 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

The major credit and debit card networks have lost their bid to toss a class-action suit claiming they conspired to shift liability

Crocs’ officials aided firm’s monopolization of foam clog market, suit says

Aug 15, 2016 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

A competing footwear maker alleges in a suit filed in Colorado federal court that certain directors and officers of Crocs Inc. have aided the company in its effort to monopolize the market for molded clog-type footwear.

Bitcoin is not money, Miami judge rules

Aug 9, 2016 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

A Florida judge has tossed charges of money laundering and unlawfully operating a money-service business against a “day trader” of the virtual currency bitcoin.

Sanctions warranted for spoliation of evidence in antitrust suit

Jul 29, 2016 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

An audio electronics company that took a number of steps to destroy relevant evidence after a competitor filed an antitrust suit against it must pay $3 million in punitive sanctions, a Delaware federal judge has ruled.

2nd Circuit: Class action can be decertified after jury verdict

Jul 25, 2016 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court’s decision to decertify as a class action a suit challenging mortgage late fees after the jury rendered a verdict in favor of the plaintiff.

Suit says foundation has immobilized sale of Calder sculpture (S.D.N.Y.)

Mar 7, 2014 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

(Editor’s Note: This post is an excerpt from an article appearing in Practitioner Insights on WestlawNext) A Swiss art dealer has filed a

Indirect purchasers, end payors denied class certification in Skelaxin

Feb 5, 2014 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

The indirect-purchaser and the end-payor plaintiffs in the Skelaxin multidistrict antitrust litigation have lost their bid for class certification.