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Preemption argument runs out of steam as Ninth Circuit revives natural gas case

  • Constantine Cannon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 25 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has revived plaintiffs' state antitrust claims in In re: Western States Wholesale Natural Gas

Natural gas companies settle antitrust suit stemming from joint bidding

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 25 2013

On Monday, April 22, 2013, after rejecting the initial settlement agreement, Judge Richard Matsch (D. Colo.) approved a revised settlement of a suit

Potash miners dig up nearly $100 million to settle antitrust claims

  • Constantine Cannon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2013

Three of the world's largest potash miners have agreed to settle two multidistrict class action antitrust cases that accuse them of collectively

Solyndra pursues the Chinese

  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2012

Solyndra, a now-defunct American manufacturer of photovoltaic solar panels, filed an antitrust suit against three Chinese companies Suntech, Trina and Yingli in October alleging the companies conspired to drive Solyndra, and about a dozen other solar panel manufacturers, out of business and thus monopolize the American market

Second Circuit applies the filed rate doctrine to electricity rates set by market-based auctions

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2012

The filed rate doctrine precludes antitrust challenges to rates set or approved by federal agencies

Second Circuit blocks class action against KeySpan-Morgan Stanley for market manipulation

  • Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2012

On September, 20, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a lower court decision dismissing an incipient class action against KeySpan Corporation and Morgan Stanley Capital Group, Inc

Retail electricity consumer lacks standing to sue over the "KeySpan swap" and the "Astoria Hedge"

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2012

On September 20th, the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of antitrust claims filed by a retail consumer of electricity in New York City against KeySpan, an electricity producer that allegedly colluded with rivals to increase installed capacity prices, and Morgan Stanley Capital, which allegedly facilitated KeySpan's anticompetitive conduct

PUCO decision in AEP-Ohio rate case presents opportunity to shop for competitive electricity rates

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2012

Pursuant to Ohio law, electric distribution utilities that are regulated by the PUCO, like AEP-Ohio, have an obligation to provide default service to any customer who does not elect to take generation service from a competitive generation service provider

Disgorgement remedy approved in $4.8 million antitrust settlement against Morgan Stanley

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 23 2012

On Aug. 7, 2012, a district court ordered disgorgement in a case described as DOJ's "first attempt to obtain disgorgement from a financial services firm that used derivative agreements to facilitate anticompetitive behavior."

Competitor collaborations in the exploration and production industry: lawful or unlawful

  • Baker Botts LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 13 2012

A variety of agreements among competitors that are common in the energy industry (such as joint operating, joint bidding, joint venture, teaming, alliance agreements and even gas and oil participation agreements) can raise significant antitrust issues and expose the participants to both criminal sanctions and civil treble damages