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Honey farmers bring RICO actions against importers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2013

According to news sources, several U.S. beekeeping companies have filed lawsuits under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act


FTC to conduct workshop on biosimilar issues
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2013

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has scheduled a December 10, 2013, public workshop in Washington, D.C., "to explore competition issues


Court dismisses antitrust, tortious-interference and Lanham Act claims against Estée Lauder
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 17 2014

A federal court in Florida has dismissed a duty-free store's claims against the Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. (ElC) for failure to state a valid


FWW report suggests that choice at the grocery store is a mirage
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2013

A December 2013 Food & Water Watch (FWW) report titled "Grocery Goliaths: How Food Monopolies Impact Consumers" examines consolidation in the food


SCOTUS sides with FTC in reverse payment deals
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2013

A divided U.S. Supreme Court has determined that patent-infringement settlement agreements requiring the patentee to pay the claimed infringer


Whole Foods agrees to penalties for overcharging customers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2014

Following a year-long investigation of Whole Foods Markets in California, state and county weights and measures inspectors found that it was charging


DOJ seeks public comment on Anheuser-Busch InBevGrupo Modelo merger settlement
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2013

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has published the antitrust complaint filed with a proposed final judgment and competitive impact statement


Recent agreements to settle disputes: contaminated GE rice lawsuits, dairy pricing and false pet food ads
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

Bayer CropScience has agreed to pay up to $750 million to settle the claims of rice farmers who allege that the company’s genetically engineered (GE) rice contaminated their conventional crops and led to market losses when some countries closed their borders to U.S


Antitrust laws implicated when competing supermarkets agree to share revenues during labor dispute
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a divided en banc ruling, has determined that while an agreement between competitors to share revenues during a labor dispute is not immune from antitrust laws, the district court properly denied a challenge to an agreement between California supermarkets as a per se violation of the Sherman Act or on the basis of a “quick look” antitrust analysis; the Ninth Circuit found that a truncated or abbreviated review process is insufficient to determine whether this type of agreement has affected competition in the relevant market


D.C. district court refuses to certify class in antitrust suit against Whole Foods
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has denied a motion to certify a class of Los Angeles County Whole Foods shoppers alleging that the company’s 2007 merger with Wild Oats “substantially lessened competition” in violation of the Clayton Act, “created an unlawful monopoly” under the Sherman Act, and “constituted an unlawful agreement in restraint of trade” in violation of both acts