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FTC and DOJ Antitrust Division Request Comments on Proposed Revisions to Antitrust Guidelines for Licensing IP

USA - August 15 2016 After several turbulent years of litigation and policy wrangling, many have asked whether the federal antitrust agencies should rewrite their…

David M. Goldstein, Emily Luken, Jay Jurata.

Second Circuit Rules That Judges Can Decertify a Class After a Jury Verdict

USA - July 28 2016 The Second Circuit recently held that under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23, a district court judge can decertify a class after a jury verdict in…

David M. Goldstein, Shannon C. Leong.

Court Awards $3M Sanction and Adverse Inference for Spoliation in Antitrust Case

USA - July 22 2016 On July 6, 2016, Judge Leonard P. Stark, of the federal district court in Delaware, ordered a $3 million punitive monetary sanction, and an adverse…

Shea Gordon Leitch, Wendy Butler Curtis.

ValueAct Settlement Marks Record Penalty in Heightened Agency Efforts Against HSR Act Violations

USA - July 18 2016 Where is the line drawn between acquisitions of securities made “solely for the purpose of investment” on one hand, and influencing control, thereby…

Ed Batts, Patricia R. Zeigler, Shannon C. Leong.

U.S. District Court Denies FTC’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction Blocking Chicago-area Advocate Health / NorthShore Hospital Merger

USA - June 22 2016 On June 14, 2016, U.S. District Judge Jorge Alonso, of the Northern District of Illinois, denied a motion for preliminary injunction by the Federal…

Daniel A. Pincus, David M. Goldstein.