Thursday, 16 May
Dow Chemical has been ordered to pay US$1.2 billion for its involvement in a urethane cartel, after a judge refused its request to reverse a jury’s guilty verdict.
Apple says the US government’s allegations that it conspired with publishers to fix the price of e-books contain more “smoke and mirrors than the smoking gun the law requires,” according to the company's final court statement before it goes to trial next month.
Canada’s Competition Bureau says it will appeal against a decision from the country’s specialist competition court after it dismissed a high-profile monopolisation case and suggested that bureau officials brought the challenge under the wrong section of Canada’s antitrust law.
Joseph Wayland is credited by many as reversing the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division’s fortunes in civil litigation. Hired to head the civil enforcement division in 2010 and appointed as acting assistant attorney general in 2012, Wayland led the division’s first successful litigated merger challenge in nearly a decade in H&R Block, and its subsequent challenge of AT&T/T-Mobile, which ended with the parties abandoning the deal. Katy Oglethorpe talks to him about his courtroom successes, the future of merger enforcement at the department, and life since returning to his former firm, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett last year
The US capital's antitrust bar is on the verge of a generational shift – yet it remains as deep and talented as ever. Ron Knox and Katy Oglethorpe examine the top teams working in the hub of antitrust law.
José Alberro, director at Berkeley Research Group in California, examines stock market punishment and enforcement of the Mexican Federal Competition Commission decisions