US: TV station owners face antitrust suit for fixing TV ad rates

US: TV station owners face antitrust suit for fixing TV ad rates

According to a report by the New York Post, the Bon-Ton Stores are the latest plaintiff to file suit against major US media conglomerates, alleging a massive conspiracy to drive up the price of local television advertising. The suit by Bon-Ton Stores, filed in the federal court in the Northern District of Illinois, claims the […]

US: Judge dismisses Coachella antitrust suit

US: Judge dismisses Coachella antitrust suit

According to a report from Billboard, a federal judge has dismissed an antitrust suit filed by an Oregon festival promoter against AEG and Coachella Thursday, October 4, but declined to rule on several other key elements of the lawsuit, including unfair competition claims. In a ruling made from the bench, District of Oregon Judge Michael Mosman partially […]

US: Judge approves antitrust suit against 6 banks

US: Judge approves antitrust suit against 6 banks

An antitrust lawsuit filed against six major banks—Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and UBS Group—in August 2017, received a US District Judge’s approval on Thursday, September 27. The lawsuit alleged the banks jointly manipulated a competitive scenario in the stock lending market since 2009. The banks have been given […]

US: Dental supplies companies settle SEC antitrust suit

US: Dental supplies companies settle SEC antitrust suit

According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) signed by Henry Schein’s General Counsel, Henry Schein, Patterson Companies, and Benco Dental Supply Company have signed a settlement agreement in In Re Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation. The filing only listed the settlement amount of Henry Schein, but did state that all three companies […]

US: Raiders could leave Oakland early if city files antitrust suit

US: Raiders could leave Oakland early if city files antitrust suit

The city of Oakland plans to file an antitrust suit against the NFL and the Raiders over the team’s move to Las Vegas. The Raiders’ home opener is set for Monday night, but it looks like the city where they play will file suit against them before they take the field. And this could mean […]

US: Antitrust suit against dental firm settled

US: Antitrust suit against dental firm settled

Benco Dental officials announced Thursday, August 30, they reached a settlement in an antitrust lawsuit against the company. The Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation was brought against Benco Dental, Henry Schein, Patterson Companies, and Burkhart in February 2016. In a news release, Benco officials said while there has been no finding of any violation of law, […]

US: Pfizer must face Lipitor antitrust suit

US: Pfizer must face Lipitor antitrust suit

According to Reuters, a federal judge has rejected Pfizer’s bid to escape an antitrust lawsuit accusing it of conspiring with India’s Ranbaxy Laboratories to delay sales of generic versions of its cholesterol drug Lipitor. US District Judge Peter Sheridan in Trenton, New Jersey, on Tuesday, August 21, rejected arguments by Pfizer that the state-law antitrust […]

US: AMC chain loses key court ruling

US: AMC chain loses key court ruling

This week, a federal judge tossed AMC Entertainment’s attempt to toss out Viva Cinemas antitrust suit over the now shuttered theater’s Spanish-language showings of first-run studio pictures. District Judge Alfred Bennett on Tuesday, August 21, put things on trail route in rejecting AMC’s motion for summary judgement. It is a rejection, with allegations of illegal […]

US: CVS and Rite Aid join antitrust suit against AbbVie

US: CVS and Rite Aid join antitrust suit against AbbVie

CVS and Rite Aid have joined the slew of antitrust lawsuits against AndroGel maker AbbVie and its affiliates and are seeking triple damages against the company for allegedly delaying the availability of cheaper generic drugs through patent lawsuits. The pharmacy chains, in a lawsuit filed last week, allege that AbbVie and its partners used “sham” […]

US: J&J’s motion to dismiss Pfizer’s antitrust suit rejected

US: J&J’s motion to dismiss Pfizer’s antitrust suit rejected

The district court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has denied Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) motion to dismiss an antitrust civil action brought by Pfizer over infliximab. The suit, filed in September 2017, alleges that J&J engaged in exclusionary contracts, bundled rebates, and multi-product bundling practices related to its originator infliximab (Remicade) that have effectively […]