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FTC cracks down on trade associations; warns against rules that restrict competition

USA - January 2 2015 On December 23, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled two cases against trade associations, which agreed to amend their organizational…

Micah S. Green, Deborah M. Lodge, W. Caffey Norman, George J. Schutzer, Anthony W. Swisher.

Global financial regulators issue record-breaking fines for foreign exchange benchmark rate manipulation

Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA - November 24 2014 On November 12, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the UK's Financial…

J. Brady Dugan, Micah S. Green, Jessica M. Hoke, Matthew B. Kulkin, Brandon C. Roman.

European Commission imposes record-equaling €20 million merger control fine

European Union - July 25 2014 The European Commission has announced a fine of €20 million (US$27 million) for what it describes as a "negligent" breach of EU merger control…

Will Sparks, Brian N. Hartnett.

Appellate Court ruling makes it easier to apply US antitrust laws to foreign conduct

USA - June 9 2014 The extent to which foreign conduct can run afoul of the US antitrust laws remains an unsettled question. Cases related to that question were…

J. Brady Dugan, Oliver H. Geiss, Brian N. Hartnett, Peter C. Alfano III.

US Supreme Court unanimously holds: state action does not constitute “mass action” under CAFA

USA - January 14 2014 On January 14, 2014, in a unanimous opinion, the US Supreme Court held in State of Mississippi, ex rel. Jim Hood, Attorney General v. AU Optronics…

Pierre H. Bergeron, Amy L. Brown, Jill S. Kirila, Philip M. Oliss, C. Craig Woods.