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Apple settles e-book price-fixing case
June 18, 2014
Apple on Monday reached an out-of-court settlement with the US Department of Justice, among other parties, regarding a class action lawsuit that accused the electronics company of illegally participating in a e-book price-fixing scheme. The company was found to have violated the Sherman Act and var....... [more]

DOJ announces settlement with eBay in antitrust suit
May 2, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday announced a settlement with eBay in a lawsuit accusing the company of making deals with Intuit not to recruit each others' employees. The deal between the two parties bars the company from engaging in any type of non-compete agreements with other compan....... [more]

Authors Guild files appeal in Google copyright claim
April 12, 2014
The Authors Guild filed an appellate brief on Friday, renewing its complaint that Google is violating copyright laws with its mass book digitization project. The brief, filed with the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, claims that Google's "Library Project" is scanning copyrighted works an....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against credit card issuers
April 11, 2014
Judge William Pauley of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a class action lawsuit on Thursday against American Express, Citigroup and Discover Financial Services that alleged the three credit card issuers violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by colluding to require t....... [more]

DOJ defends American Airlines Group merger
March 11, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday filed a response to public comments in defense of the December antitrust settlement that allowed the merger of American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc, forming American Airlines Group, Inc. The 51-page report, filed in the US District Court for the Dis....... [more]

Antitrust Analysis for Online Search Engines
March 3, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Shanshan Liu, American University Washington College of Law Class of 2015 explores the legal analysis surrounding current antitrust litigation in regards to online search engines and monopolization...The field of antitrust litigation has focused on the settlement between the w....... [more]

Apple files appeal in e-book price-fixing case
February 26, 2014
Apple filed a brief Wednesday with the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit asking the court to either overturn a ruling from last year that Apple violated anti-trust laws or grant a new trial in front of different judges. Apple argues that the case management order that brought the case toget....... [more]

Federal appeals court denies Apple's motion to block antitrust monitor
February 11, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday denied a motion by Apple requesting a temporary hold on the duties of the court appointed external compliance officer Michael Bromwich. The compliance monitor was installed in October by Judge Cote of the US District Court for the Southern Dis....... [more]

Google reaches possible antitrust settlement with European Commission
February 5, 2014
The European Commission reached a tentative settlement Wednesday with Google in connection to an ongoing EU antitrust investigation of the company. Google faces USD $5 billion in fines over accusations that the company's search engine is blocking competitors' content and promoting Google services. U....... [more]

Federal appeals court rules juror exclusion for sexual orientation unconstitutional
January 22, 2014
A unanimous three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday held that, pursuant to the equal protection clause, sexual orientation is not a permissible basis upon which to exclude jurors during the federal "voir dire," or jury selection, process. SmithKline Beecham fil....... [more]

World's Largest Airline Gets the Green Light
January 18, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Laura Gallagher, University of California, Davis School of Law Class of 2014, discusses the complexity resulting from the American Airlines-US Airways merger and argues that the nature of the airline industry makes it desirable for large airlines to merge without raising serio....... [more]




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