US: Chicken of the Sea settles Walmart antitrust suit

US: Chicken of the Sea settles Walmart antitrust suit

Tuna supplier Chicken of the Sea has reached an agreement with Walmart resolving antitrust claims brought by the retailer, according to a statement. Under the terms of the agreement, Tri-Union Seafoods, which trades as Chicken of the Sea International, will pay a cash settlement and the two companies will participate in a series of joint […]

Understanding the ANSI Patent Policy and Why It Matters

Posted by Social Science Research Network Understanding the ANSI Patent Policy and Why It Matters By Richard Taffet & William Cravens (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP) The Patent Policy of the American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) historically has provided a broad framework that allows ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organizations (“SDOs”) to tailor and interpret their own […]

US: Turner CEO calls Gov “Clueless” about AT&T-Time Warner merger

US: Turner CEO calls Gov “Clueless” about AT&T-Time Warner merger

Turner CEO John Martin thinks his future bosses at AT&T have some work to do.  The telecommunications giants “have let us down,” Martin on Tuesday, February 13, told attendees at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, California. When asked if he meant AT&T, which is in the process of acquiring Turner parent company Time Warner, the […]

US: Sessions appoints new acting US attorney

US: Sessions appoints new acting US attorney

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has appointed an acting US Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, replacing previous interim US Attorney Jack Smith who announced his retirement last month. The Department of Justice announced Tuesday, September 5, mmorning that Mark H. Wildasin had been appointed to the position after serving as civil chief in the […]

US: Barclays hirings come under scrutiny

US: Barclays hirings come under scrutiny

The US Department of Justice is scrutinising whether Barclays breached antitrust laws by promising to stop poaching JPMorgan Chase bankers, in another blow to Jes Staley, the British lender’s chief executive. The DoJ asked Barclays for more information on discussions between its top brass and senior JPMorgan executives following a string of high-level departures from […]

US: DOJ ups investigation of Sun-Times sale

US: DOJ ups investigation of Sun-Times sale

The Department of Justice is requiring the owner of Chicago Sun-Times to openly solicit bids from alternative buyers after the Wrapports informed antitrust enforcers that it planned to sell the paper to its local rival, Tronc , the owner of the Chicago Tribune. Wrapports disclosed Monday that it planned to sell the Sun-Times to Tronc […]

US: Feds and Wal-Mart allege canned tuna prices fixed

US: Feds and Wal-Mart allege canned tuna prices fixed

Executives of the most popular tuna brands in the US — Chicken of the Sea, Bumble Bee and StarKist — conspired regularly to keep prices high for consumers with a taste for one of America’s favorite sandwich ingredients, according to criminal and civil court records updated this week. A typical can of tuna today costs […]

US: Antitrust nominee addresses antitrust enforcement abroad

US: Antitrust nominee addresses antitrust enforcement abroad

Makan Delrahim, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the antitrust division of the Department of Justice, spoke Wednesday about the need to change how antitrust laws are enforced abroad. In an abbreviated confirmation hearing shared with two other Justice Department nominees, Delrahim pointed to his prior experience heading up international antitrust applications in the department […]

US: DOJ gets $143 million cut but the Antitrust Division remains whole

US: DOJ gets $143 million cut but the Antitrust Division remains whole

The Department of Justice could receive a $143 million cut in funding as part of a spending package Congress is expected to vote on this week, reports Bloomberg. The antitrust division’s funding, however would remain unchanged from the fiscal 2016 budget, at nearly $165 million. The total amount allotted to the DOJ under the bill […]

US: Trump’s antitrust pick heads before Senate

US: Trump’s antitrust pick heads before Senate

Today lawmakers are returning to Washington, after a two-week recess, and are in for a busy week reports The Hill. On the agenda is Trump’s Makan Delrahim, is heading before a Senate panel. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear from Delrahim on Wednesday. Delrahim is the nominee to lead the Department of Justice’s antitrust division. […]

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