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Amazon’s Most Favored Nations Policies Scrutinized Under Sherman Act

USA - January 30 2023 Antitrust claims in a class action case filed against Amazon in U.S. Federal District Court will largely proceed, after the Court allowed most of the…

Four Key Takeaways from the FTC Director’s Remarks on the Proposed Rule to Ban Non-Compete Agreements

USA - January 19 2023 On January 11, 2023, Elizabeth Wilkins, the FTC’s Director of the Office of Policy Planning, spoke to the Capitol Forum about the FTC’s proposed rule…

A New Gateway Opens - More English Court Options for Victims of Overseas Fraud

United Kingdom - November 21 2022 Recent rule changes allow claimants full access to key English law mechanisms to discover the identity of defendants and location of assets, even…

Prices and Profits Dominating the News

USA - November 16 2022 While states continue to lift their COVID related states of emergency, new price gouging claims are being made and ongoing price gouging litigation…

The Sound of “Silent Attorneys”: Judge Orders Google to Re-Review Emails Withheld for Privilege to which Counsel Never Responded

USA - November 16 2022 Back in May, we wrote about a pending motion before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, in which the U.S. Department of Justice and…

Two Copyright Claim Wrongs Don’t Make a Copyright Claim Right: Analyzing Melendez v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc.

USA - November 1 2022 On October 4, 2022, a Second Circuit panel affirmed the lower court’s decision that defendant Sirius XM Radio Inc.’s ads showcasing The Howard Stern…

Three Notable Antitrust & Tech Updates That May Have Flown Under Your Radar

USA - October 31 2022 Antitrust and tech is in the legal news almost daily, and often multiple times a day. Here are a few recent developments with notable implications…

SORT IT OUT! The English Courts Take a Step Towards Mandatory Mediation

Global, United Kingdom - October 3 2022 Mediation is globally recognized as an effective dispute resolution mechanism. A trained mediator can assist apparently diametrically opposed parties…

“Unconscionable” Standard Need Not be Clean Cut: NY Appellate Court Reverses Lysol Price Gouging Case

USA - September 14 2022 One of the bellwether price gouging cases from the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic was recently reversed and remanded by New York’s First…

Head-to-Head: Comparing Three Arbitration Regimes for US Based Asset Managers

Global, USA - August 31 2022 The choice of arbitration institution can arise at any point in an investment cycle: from finalising initial agreements at fund or portfolio company…