Legal News Articles - Antitrust
May 8, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC: Bumble Bee Foods LLC has agreed to plead guilty to charges of tinned tuna price fixing and pay a criminal fine of at least $25 million to the US Department of Justice (DOJ). The charges against Bumble Bee are the first to be brought by the DOJ in its ongoing investigation of antitrust practices in the seafood industry in the US.Read [ Bumble Bee Pleads Guilty to Tuna Price Fixing with Possible $25M Fine ]
March 8, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Nurses Get Payout in Antitrust Case ]
Washington, DC Nurses' wages usually top the list of expenses at hospitals—and attorney Dan Small, from the prestigious and well-known law firm of Cohen, Millstein, Sellers & Toll, says he is not surprised to see hospitals engage in an antitrust-type conspiracy to control costs.
November 30, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Google Under Scrutiny by European Commission for Alleged Antitrust Activity ]
BRUSSELS Google, the giant internet search engine, has come under the scrutiny of the European Commission (EC), which has just announced an antitrust investigation amidst allegations Google has abused its dominance in the global online search arena.
June 29, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ BP Employees Sue Over Losses ]
New York, NY Members of the BP Plc employee savings plan are suing over financial losses resulting from the company's plummeting share price in the wake of the BP oil spill disaster.
April 16, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Goldman Sachs Faces Fraud Charges ]
New York, NY: Goldman Sachs has been charged with fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), over allegations that the financial institution's subprime mortgage product ABACUS - 2007 ABC1, was designed to fail, and thereby defrauded investors in a sale of securities tied to subprime mortgages. Goldman vice president Fabrice Tourre, has also been charged for his alleged role in creating the dubious product.
April 10, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Antitrust News: Google Faces New Challenges in Proposed Mergers ]
Eau Claire, WI A US Senator is calling for increased scrutiny of the proposed merger between search engine giant Google and mobile advertiser AdMob, regarding their adherence to national antitrust laws.
March 11, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Antitrust News: Federal Investigators Launch Probe of the Agriculture Industry ]
Washington, DC To prevent the occurrence of financial crimes in the nation's farmlands, federal regulators have announced plans to hold hearings examining the agriculture industry's adherence to antitrust laws.
February 26, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Auto Parts Makers Investigated for Alleged Price Fixing ]
Detroit, MI Three Detroit-area auto parts manufacturers had their premises searched by the FBI on Wednesday as part of an international investigation into allegations that an anti-competitive or price fixing cartel exists among automotive electronic components suppliers.
February 3, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ U.S. Justice Department May Probe College Football for Abuses of Antitrust Law ]
Washington, DC Utah Senator Orrin Hatch has called for an investigation into the college football Bowl Championship Series (BCS) over perceived infringements of antitrust law.
November 12, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Intel Antitrust Settlement With Rival AMD Worth $1.25 Billion ]
Sunnyvale, CA An ongoing antitrust dispute between giant computer chip maker Intel and the smaller Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has been settled with Intel's agreement today to pay AMD $1.25 billion to settle various antitrust and patent disputes.
- New York Attorney General Launches Antitrust Action Against Intel By Gordon Gibb (Nov-6-09)
- Potential for Antitrust in Huge Proposed Airline Agreement By Gordon Gibb (Oct-4-09)
- Murdoch sues Italian Prime Minister over media antitrust By Charles Benson (Sep-21-09)
- Hefty Fines for Antitrust Conspirators Fixing Prices of LCD Screens By Gordon Gibb (Sep-3-09)
- Intel Hit With $1.45 Billion Antitrust Fine By Gordon Gibb (May-13-09)
- Antitrust Allegations Hit Healthcare By Gordon Gibb (Apr-6-09)
- Jay Strosberg: The Attorney Behind the Ticketmaster Lawsuit By Brenda Craig (Mar-21-09)
- Antitrust Grows in Complexity in Lockstep With Technology By Gordon Gibb (Oct-19-08)
- Philadelphia Firm Gets Cracking on Egg Lawsuit By Brenda Craig (Oct-1-08)
- Chicago Firm Gears Up for Antitrust Class Action over Automotive Filters By Brenda Craig (Sep-25-08)
- Antitrust Roundup: Is Unfair Advantage Just Good Business? By Gordon Gibb (Jul-31-08)
- Antitrust: Intel vs. Advanced Micro Devices By Gordon Gibb (Jun-18-08)
- AMD Files Antitrust Suit against Intel By Ginger Gillenwater (May-15-08)
- Antitrust Suit against GlaxoSmithKline Certified Class Action By Ginger Gillenwater (May-9-08)
- Antitrust Heat Rises on Microsoft Buyout of Yahoo (Feb-4-08)
- Microsoft to Remain Under Court Scrutiny Until 2009 By Ginger Gillenwater (Feb-1-08)
- Antitrust: Making Violators Cry Uncle By Gordon Gibb (May-17-07)
- Television Price Fixing Could Lead to Lawsuits By Heidi Turner (Mar-28-07)
- Thin Screen TV Makers Investigated for Antitrust Violations By Heidi Turner (Feb-16-07)
- Allegations of Price Fixing could cost Airlines over 1.5 billion dollars By Jane Mundy (Jul-4-06)
- Greedy Airline Cargo Carriers By Jane Mundy (May-1-06)