Recent Developments in Antitrust


January 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm

On December 6, 2010, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a class action appeal in the Wal-Mart Stores employment discrimination case, one claiming that the company discriminated against a huge number of current and former Wal-Mart women employees in both pay and promotion. This is the biggest employment discrimination case […]

FTC Challenges Consummated Acquisition of St. Luke's by ProMedica

January 12, 2011 at 2:58 pm

On January 6, 2011 the Federal Trade Commission challenged the consummated acquisition of rival St. Luke's Hospital (“St. Luke's”) in Lucas County, Ohio by ProMedica Health System, Inc. (“ProMedica”). In an administrative complaint, the FTC alleges that the deal will reduce competition and allow ProMedica to raise prices for general […]

EU Revises Rules On Horizontal Cooperation Agreements

January 10, 2011 at 3:16 pm

The European Union recently published new revised rules regarding the assessment of horizontal cooperation agreements (i.e. agreements concluded between competitors). These new modifications primarily concern issues of standardization, information exchange, and research and development (“R&D”). Now, businesses operating in the EU may better assess their compliance with EU antitrust law […]