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Legal News
6 Nov 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that a Florida state law [text] that bars retailers from imposing surcharges on credit card purchases is unconstitutional. Under the Florida statute it is a second-degree misdemeanor if a business imposes a surcharge on … [read more]


Academic Commentary
4 Nov 2015
by Daniel Crane of University of Michigan School of Law
edited by Elizabeth Dennis

JURIST guest columnist Daniel Crane of the University of Michigan School of Law discusses the rulings surrounding NCAA athlete amateurism... On September 30, 2015, a divided panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit weighed in on the growing controversy regarding the National Collegiate Athletic Association's … [read more]


Legal News
30 Oct 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] Apple [corporate website] asked [cert. petition, PDF] the US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday to review and overturn an appeals court ruling that the company conspired with book publishers to increase e-book prices. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit had ruled [opinion, PDF] in June … [read more]


Legal News
9 Oct 2015
by Ashley Hogan

The Second District Court of Appeal of California [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 2-1 Wednesday that public colleges and universities have no duty to protect students from violence committed by other students on campus. The dispute arose after University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) [website] student Katherine Rosen was attacked … [read more]


Legal News
30 Sep 2015
by Matt Belenky

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) [website] violates antitrust laws by limiting what compensation student athletes can receive. The appeals court, however, rejected a proposal to pay students up to … [read more]


Legal News
30 Sep 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Tuesday ruled [opinion, PDF] that a New York state law [text] banning retailers from imposing surcharges on credit card purchases was constitutional, overruling a lower court decision. The appeals court voted 3-0 that the law, which sets … [read more]


Legal News
20 Sep 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] Apple asked [application, PDF] the US Supreme Court on Wednesday for extra time to appeal a decision which found the company had engaged in illegal "marketplace vigilantism" when it entered the e-book market. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled [opinion, PDF] in June that Apple … [read more]


Legal News
28 Aug 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Google filed a response Thursday to the European Commission (EC) [official website], rejecting EU antitrust charges that Google structures its search results to favor its own services over those of rivals. The EU's investigation [press release] of Google over various antitrust violations has been ongoing since 2010. The EU … [read more]


Legal News
25 Aug 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official website] on Monday upheld [opinion, PDF] a ruling against defendant Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, essentially granting the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) [official websites] the power to regulate corporate cybersecurity. In 2012, the FTC filed suit against Wyndham in the US … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jul 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The European Commission (EC) [official website] on Thursday opened [statement of objections, PDF] formal proceedings looking into whether the Walt Disney Company [corporate website] and other prominent US film studios committed antitrust violations. The EC is extending the Disney proceedings that were already opened on January 13, 2014 to … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jun 2015
by Sarah Boehme

The European Commission [official website] said Thursday that they have opened a formal antitrust investigation [press release] into Amazon's e-books business. The investigation will focus on particular clauses in Amazon's contracts requiring publishers to inform Amazon about more favorable or alternative terms offered to Amazon's competitors. Amazon has also added … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jun 2015
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] Privacy software company Disconnect [corporate website] announced Tuesday that it has filed an antitrust complaint against Google with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition [official website]. Disconnect is the maker of an anti-tracking app that runs on Google's Android operating system and was blocked from the Google Play [corporate … [read more]


Legal News
22 May 2015
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] Five of the world's largest banks agreed Wednesday to plead guilty [press release] to rigging currency markets and to pay over USD $5 billion in penalties to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website], along with several domestic and international agencies. Traders from Citicorp, Barclays, the Royal Bank … [read more]


Legal News
7 May 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The European Commission [official website] on Wednesday opened an investigation into potential antitrust violations in the e-commerce market with the scope of the investigation including a number of the world's largest technology and search companies. The commission seeks to identify any possible anti-competitive behavior [official press release] that is … [read more]


Legal News
22 Apr 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The European Commission [official website] on Wednesday issued [press release] a Statement of Objection to Gazprom [corporate website] accusing the Russian gas giant of abusing its position [EU factsheet] as the dominant source of gas in Central and Eastern European in breach of EU anti-trust rules. According to the … [read more]


Legal News
21 Apr 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday in favor of Learjet and other natural gas retail purchasers in their action against interstate natural gas pipeline ONEOK, finding that the Natural Gas Act [text] does not provide the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [official website] exclusive control over … [read more]


Legal News
15 Apr 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The European Commission [official website] on Wednesday initiated [press release] antitrust proceedings against Google [corporate website] accusing the company of utilizing their dominant position in the search engine market to hurt competitors. The commission sent Google a Statement of Objections, which describe how the search engine company has negatively … [read more]


Legal News
27 Feb 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [official website] on Thursday adopted Open Internet rules [press release, PDF] by a 3-2 vote. The Open Internet Order reclassifies broadband internet as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act [text], bringing broadband providers within the authority of the FCC. The … [read more]


Legal News
25 Feb 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled Wednesday in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission [opinion, PDF] that because the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners [official website] consists mostly of active market participants in the occupation the board regulates, it could only … [read more]


Legal News
24 Feb 2015
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday ordered [opinion, PDF] the state of Nebraska to pay Kansas $5.5 million, settling a long dispute [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] over water use from the Republican River. The river originates in Colorado, runs through Nebraska and ends in Kansas. In a compact [text, … [read more]

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