US: SCOTUS Won’t be reviving an ambulance’s antitrust suit

US: SCOTUS Won’t be reviving an ambulance’s antitrust suit

The US Supreme Court won’t be reviving an ambulance company’s antitrust suit accusing a dozen California cities of unlawfully monopolizing emergency medical services. The high court declined on March 18 to second-guess a federal appellate decision extending “state action” immunity from antitrust enforcement to Anaheim and 11 other cities that either provide their own EMS […]

US: Apple wants SCOTUS to undo decision in antitrust suit

US: Apple wants SCOTUS to undo decision in antitrust suit

Apple on Monday, October 29, again urged the US Supreme Court to undo a 9th Circuit decision reviving an antitrust suit from app buyers accusing the tech giant of illegally monopolizing the iPhone, reported Law360. “A group of iPhone users had sued, saying the tech giant’s practice is anticompetitive,” Apple World reported. “Apple argued that […]

US: Democrats and AGs want SCOTUS to expand their antitrust powers

US: Democrats and AGs want SCOTUS to expand their antitrust powers

Thirty-one State Attorneys General, from bright-blue California to dark-red Texas, joined an amici brief calling on the Supreme Court to overturn a precedent limiting their anti-trust power. The group called for the overturn of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Illinois Brick v.Illinois, Reuters reported. The 1977 precedent means that a purchaser can bring an antitrust […]

US: SCOTUS declines antitrust case against Pfizer over Lipitor

US: SCOTUS declines antitrust case against Pfizer over Lipitor

On on Tuesday the US Supreme Court declined to review the dismissal of a lawsuit involving a group of California pharmacists who allege Pfizer conspired with Ranbaxy Laboratories to delay sales of generic versions of its cholesterol drug Lipitor. The justices let stand a ruling by the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia […]

US: Feds to argue at SCOTUS Apple App Store case

US: Feds to argue at SCOTUS Apple App Store case

The US Supreme Court granted the Solicitor General’s request to argue in a private case that consumers can’t sue Apple for monopolizing its “App Store.” In an October 1 order, the high court agreed to allow Solicitor General Noel Francisco’s request to split time with Apple during oral argument in Apple v. Pepper. The argument […]

US: Verizon urges Amex-like caution for SCOTUS’ App Store ruling

US: Verizon urges Amex-like caution for SCOTUS’ App Store ruling

According to an amicus brief submitted to the US Supreme Court, Verizon wants SCOTUS to explain how a recent ruling on transactional platforms affects 40 years of precedent on who can sue for damages under federal antitrust law. In the brief Verizon writes to discuss how Amex impacts this case and to raise broader questions […]

US: The antitrust record of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh

US: The antitrust record of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh

On July 9, 2018, President Trump announced the nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the US Supreme Court, in light of Justice Kennedy’s retirement effective July 31, 2018. Mondaq wrote a review of Judge Kavanaugh’s approach to antitrust law as reflected in his opinions. Since Judge Kavanaugh joined […]

US: Apple asks SCOTUS to dismiss antitrust suit over app commissions

US: Apple asks SCOTUS to dismiss antitrust suit over app commissions

Apple has asked the US Supreme Court to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit which accuses Apple of monopolizing the app market so that it can charge excessive commissions, reported CNBC. The lawsuit dates back to 2011, where it was first filed in a California federal court by Robert Pepper and other iPhone buyers. It alleges that […]

US: SCOTUS maintains MLB antitrust exemption

US: SCOTUS maintains MLB antitrust exemption

The US Supreme Court refused to reconsider rulings that give Major League Baseball a broad exemption from federal antitrust laws, turning away two appeals, reported Bloomberg. The justices rejected arguments from two major league scouts who claimed the 30 teams were colluding to suppress wages. The second complaint the court also declined to hear was […]

US: Supreme Court reverses state ban on sports betting

US: Supreme Court reverses state ban on sports betting

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has struck down a 1992 law passed by Congress that made it illegal for most states to legalize sports betting within their borders. The decision came down 6-3, representing a victory for several states that would like to tap into sports gambling as a way to generate […]

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