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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
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
16 Jan 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Four tech companies, including Apple and Google [corporate websites] reached a $415 million settlement [motion, PDF] Thursday in a class action lawsuit claiming the companies unlawfully agreed to reduce employee compensation and mobility. The lawsuit was filed against Apple, Google, Intel Corporation and Adobe Systems [corporate websites] by former … [read more]


Legal News
3 Sep 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Tuesday approved [judgment, PDF] a settlement between federal antitrust authorities and eBay [corporate website] over allegations that eBay agreed to not to poach employees from rival companies. Judge Edward Davila presided over the … [read more]


Legal News
9 Aug 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Friday ruled [materials] that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) [official website] cannot prevent college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses. The class action case was brought by a … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jun 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] Apple [corporate website] on Monday reached an out-of-court settlement with the US Department of Justice [official website], among other parties, regarding a class action lawsuit that accused the electronics company of illegally participating in a e-book price-fixing scheme. The company was found to have violated the Sherman Act [JURIST … [read more]


Legal News
2 May 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Thursday announced a settlement with eBay in a lawsuit accusing the company of making deals with Intuit [corporate websites] not to recruit each others' employees. The deal between the two parties bars the company from engaging in any type of … [read more]


Legal News
26 Feb 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Apple [corporate website] filed a brief [text, PDF] Wednesday with the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] asking the court to either overturn a ruling from last year that Apple violated anti-trust laws or grant a new trial in front of different judges. Apple argues … [read more]


Legal News
11 Feb 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Monday denied [ruling, PDF] a motion by Apple [corporate website] requesting a temporary hold on the duties of the court appointed external compliance officer Michael Bromwich. The compliance monitor was installed in October by Judge Cote of … [read more]


Legal News
8 Jan 2014
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] Attorneys representing Apple [corporate website] on Wednesday formally sought to disqualify court-appointed "external compliance monitor" Michael Bromwich, who was given the power to review and evaluate the tech company's compliance with an injunction related to an e-book price fixing scandal. In September a judge for the US District Court … [read more]


Features
30 Dec 2013

During the early 20th century, US President Theodore Roosevelt earned the title of "Trust-buster," as his administration vigorously pursued large corporations and assailed their anti-competitive behavior. The foundations of antitrust law developed during his presidency. The Gilded Age produced captains of industry, such as railroad barons with unprecedented individual and … [read more]


Legal News
6 Sep 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Friday entered an injunction [order, PDF] against Apple [corporate website] preventing the company from future antitrust violations in connection with e-book price fixing. The injunction, rendered by Judge Denise Cote, forbids Apple … [read more]


Legal News
4 Sep 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday affirmed [opinion, PDF] the dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit accusing Apple [corporate website] of maintaining a monopoly over music files purchased through its iTunes stores. The plaintiff argued on behalf of a class that Apple thwarted … [read more]


Legal News
10 Aug 2013
by Samuel Franklin

[JURIST] A federal judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Friday denied Apple's [corporate website] request for a temporary suspension of the court's July ruling [JURIST report] that Apple violated the Sherman Act [text] and various state statutes in an e-book … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jul 2013
by Theresa Donovan

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Wednesday ruled [opinion] that Apple [corporate website] violated the Sherman Act [text] and various state statutes in an e-book price-fixing conspiracy. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] accused Apple of … [read more]


Legal News
4 Jun 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice [official website] case against Apple [corporate website] began in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Monday with an attorney for the department claiming that Apple's conspiring with publishers cost customers hundreds of millions of dollars. The … [read more]


Legal News
24 May 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] US District Judge Denise Cote expressed a tentative view on Thursday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] would be able to show at trial that Apple [corporate website] knowingly participated in and facilitated a conspiracy to raise the prices of e-books with five publishers. She said her … [read more]


Legal News
16 May 2013
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] A federal judge on Tuesday reinstated a $203 million penalty against Wells Fargo [corporate website] in a class action suit alleging that the bank affirmatively misled customers and then charged excessive overdraft fees. Rather than processing purchases in a chronological order, as is the common practice, the bank processed … [read more]


Legal News
8 Feb 2013
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced [press release] Friday that a settlement has been reached with Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC, known by the public as Macmillan [corporate website], over allegations that the publishing company conspired with Apple to raise the retail price of e-books. The DOJ's Antitrust … [read more]


Legal News
19 Dec 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] reached a settlement [press release] on Tuesday with book publisher Penguin Group, Inc. [corporate website] regarding an alleged conspiracy to raise the prices of e-books. The DOJ's antitrust division filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF; JURIST report] in April accusing Penguin Group, … [read more]

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