Antitrust Law, Domestic. Legal news and articles for November 30 - 30, 2011

Cain accuser has faced financial, legal troublesMcPier work-rule changes become lawAntitrust Standing and the New EconomyZittrain in Technology Review: The personal computer is deadLaw Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Abbott LaboratoriesUS Attorneys Collected $6.5B In FY 2011AT&T/T-Mobile: Time for Plan B?Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Abbott Laboratories2 Million Brits Walk Out Over Pension CutsMorris County People in BusinessObama Invokes Cold-War Law to Unmask Chinese Telecom SpywareNBA Lockout 2011: Players Reportedly Settle Antitrust LawsuitWayne Law's Professor Calkins Appointed to Key International PostEcolab, Nalco Shareholders Approve MergerGetting reliable and recent data is a key challenge, says Chawla

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Obama Gives Boost to D.C. Law
U.S. News & World Report (blog)November 1, 2011

Venable's Washington office, which depends on regulatory and government work for 40 percent of its revenue, now helps Southern California-based entertainment and biotech clients with interests that involve federal regulation, investigations, ...more »

Hiring of lawyers is rising slowly, survey shows
Philadelphia InquirerNovember 1, 2011

Lawyers responding to the Robert Half survey said they expected general business and commercial law and litigation to experience the greatest growth over the next three years, followed by health care and labor and employment. ...more »

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Cain accuser has faced financial, legal troubles
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionNovember 30, 2011

At one point, White also lost a libel lawsuit claiming that she spread career-damaging lies during an acrimonious breakup with her business partner, Kimberly Vay. They both worked as managers and coaches at No Limit Cycling, which operated inside a ...more »

McPier work-rule changes become law
Chicago TribuneNovember 30, 2011

Those pacts, brokered by Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, ended a 17-month labor-management battle that had stalled efforts to book business into the convention center. "Over the last few months, we brought everyone to the table, including our ...more »

Antitrust Standing and the New Economy
Corporate CounselNovember 30, 2011

Section 4 of the Clayton Act provides that "any person who shall be injured in his business or property by reason of anything forbidden in the antitrust laws may sue therefore…and shall recover threefold the damages by him sustained. ...more »

Zittrain in Technology Review: The personal computer is dead
Harvard Law School NewsNovember 30, 2011

In the 1990s, both the US and European governments went after Microsoft in a legendary and yet, today, easily forgettable antitrust battle. Their main complaint? That Microsoft had put a thumb on the scale in competition between its own Internet ...more »

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Abbott Laboratories
Business Wire (press release)November 30, 2011

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that it is investigating potential claims against Abbott Laboratories (“Abbott” or the “Company”) (NYSE:ABT) and its Board of Directors concerning possible breaches of fiduciary duties by the ...more »

US Attorneys Collected $6.5B In FY 2011
Wall Street Journal (blog)November 30, 2011

...Law Web site. The collections include restitution, criminal fines and asset forfeitures. However, the figures released earlier this week don't include collections by other parts of the Justice Department, such as the vaunted Antitrust Division. ...more »

AT&T/T-Mobile: Time for Plan B?
Wall Street Journal (blog)November 30, 2011

“It's only a slight overstatement to say that if they weren't going to block this one, the Justice Department might as well just throw the antitrust guidelines out the window,” said Herbert Hovenkamp, professor of law at the University of Iowa, ...more »

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Abbott Laboratories
MarketWatch (press release)November 30, 2011

BENSALEM, Pa., Nov 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that it is investigating potential claims against Abbott Laboratories ("Abbott" or the "Company") /quotes/zigman/216393/quotes/nls/abt ABT +2.83% and its Board of ...more »

2 Million Brits Walk Out Over Pension Cuts
TruthdigNovember 30, 2011

Even when the law acted against elements of corruption, as in the Sherman Anti-Trust Act passed in 1890, it was neutralized by other sections of the law- most notoriously by the Supreme Court. 'In 1895 (the Supreme Court) interpreted the Sherman Act so ...more »

Morris County People in Business
Dailyrecord.comNovember 30, 2011

Sands has focused her legal career on environmental law issues, representing clients in environmental litigation, including claims under CERCLA, RCRA, the Water Pollution Control Act and the New Jersey Spill Act, according to a press release from the ...more »

Obama Invokes Cold-War Law to Unmask Chinese Telecom Spyware
BusinessWeekNovember 30, 2011

“Huawei conducts its businesses according to normal business practices just like everybody in this industry,” Plummer said this week in a phone interview. “Huawei is an independent company that is not directed, owned or influenced by any government, ...more »

NBA Lockout 2011: Players Reportedly Settle Antitrust Lawsuit
SB NationNovember 30, 2011

The latest step came Tuesday night, reports Zach Lowe, when the players came to an agreement to settle their antitrust lawsuits against the NBA. The players still must reform the union, which was dissolved when the players association filed a ...more »

Wayne Law's Professor Calkins Appointed to Key International Post
Sacramento BeeNovember 30, 2011

He co-edited Consumer Protection Law Developments and is a journal editor. Calkins is a member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a senior fellow of the American Antitrust Institute. ...more »

Ecolab, Nalco Shareholders Approve Merger
Benzinga (press release)November 30, 2011

All regulatory clearances required to complete the merger have been received except with respect to China antitrust. We expect the merger to close prior to the end of 2011. Under the terms of the transaction, Nalco shareholders have the option to ...more »

Getting reliable and recent data is a key challenge, says Chawla
LivemintNovember 30, 2011

“We currently have only around 65 officials working on competition law. A study conducted by IIM-B (Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore) before CCI became functional had suggested hiring around 240 people,” Chawla said.more »

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