Cascade Health Solutions v. PeaceHealth: Ninth Circuit Adopts a New Position on Bundled Discounts

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Daniel Crane, Sep 19, 2007 On September 4, 2007, the Ninth Circuit issued its widely-anticipated decision in Cascade Health Solutions v. PeaceHealth, which concerns the treatment of bundled discounts under Section 2 of the Sherman Act. The PeaceHealth decision squarely rejects the approach […]

The EU Microsoft Antitrust Case

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Nicholas Economides, Sep 20, 2007 On September 17, 2007, the European Commission’s (EC) antitrust decision of 2004 in Microsoft was upheld on appeal almost in its entirety by the Court of First Instance (CFI). The case had two parts: the first on the […]

Competition Policy in Europe: Harming Incentives to Innovate

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Daniel Spulber, Sep 18, 2007 The European Court of First Instance, through its decision in Microsoft v. Commission, dealt a one-two punch to incentives to innovate. First, by penalizing Microsoft for bundling its Media Player with Windows, the court will make companies reluctant […]

European Antitrust: Is Big Bad Again?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Luke Froeb, Sep 17, 2007 This piece was originally published on the author’s Management R&D blog, and is reprinted here with the permission of the author. The original post, and comments thereto, may be found here. Every MBA program in every country teaches […]

Background on: Microsoft v. Commission of the European Communities

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Sep 14, 2007 On September 17, 2007, the Court of First Instance released its decision in Microsoft v. Commission of the European Communities. The Microsoft matter began in 1998 when Sun Microsystems filed a complaint against Microsoft with the European Commission alleging that […]

Schneider Electric Damages Judgment: A New Era in EC Merger Control?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Juan Rodriguez, Aug 06, 2007 The judgment of the Court of First Instance (CFI) of July 11, 2007 awarding damages to Schneider Electric is unlikely to lead to a flood of merger-related damages litigation against the European Commission. But, unless it is overturned […]

The Credit Suisse Decision and U.S. Financial Markets

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Jul 31, 2007 This article was previously published in The Daily Deal. It is reprinted here with permission. A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision could help bolster America’s standing as a competitive location for capital formation. Or at the very least, the decision […]

“Diamonds are Forever”: a Look into the Alrosa Judgment of the Court of First Instance of the European Communities

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Damien Gerard, Jul 31, 2007 On July 11, 2007, the Court of First Instance of the European Communities (CFI) issued two important judgments in the field of competition law, Schneider Electric v. Commission (cf. T-351/03), and Alrosa Company Ltd. v. Commission (cf. T-170/06). […]

A Competitive Analysis of the Proposed XM-Sirius Satellite Radio Merger

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Paul Larkin, Jul 26, 2007 On February 19, 2007, America’s two satellite radio companies -XM, based in Washington, D.C., and Sirius, based in New York City- proposed a merger of the two firms. The union would be accomplished by an exchange of shares […]

Leegin and the Future of Resale Price Maintenance

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Tad Lipsky, Jul 16, 2007 On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc. The Court in Leegin overruled a 96-year-old precedent, and held that minimum resale price agreements should now be judged […]