Unfair Competition. Legal news and articles for December 29 - 31, 2011

Ruling clears way for fraud suit against former CalPERS officialFrench reseller eBizcuss sues Apple over unfair competitionBelgium to Investigate Beer Price IncreasesDavid vs. Goliath: M-Edge Takes on Amazon in LawsuitBattle between CASE and CASM over Chinese PV in US rages onBelgium's Two Big Beer Producers Increase Wholesale PricesKAING v. PULTEGROUP, INC.French reseller takes Apple to court over allegations of unfair competitionFCPA Digest Cites Increased Prosecution of Individuals and Sharpened Focus On ...Judge "Likes" Plaintiffs' Arguments, Online Privacy Class Action ProceedsChamber of Commerce decision expected soonMLB Hall of Fame: In or Out, an in-Depth Look at the Top 20 CandidatesBuilding A Startup That Can Punch Above Its Weight--And WinBULLION MORNING - Spot gold cuts losses but remains pressured by EU concerns ...Belgium to investigate beer price increases

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US panel backs SolarWorld case against China trade practices
KOIN Local 6December 2, 2011

The federal trade panel voted unanimously Friday in favor of SolarWorld, determining that China's trade practices involving silicon cells and modules are unfair. The US International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that Chinese imports harm or ...more »

AEP rate plan hits small business
Columbus DispatchDecember 4, 2011

The savings for large manufacturers are needed because those companies compete on a national and international stage, said Michael Kurtz, the lead attorney for the Ohio Energy Group, a coalition of large manufacturers that was part of the AEP talks. ...more »

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Ruling clears way for fraud suit against former CalPERS official
Los Angeles TimesDecember 31, 2011

Alfred Villalobos, above, and former CalPERS Chief Executive Federico Buenrostro Jr. are accused of securities fraud, selling securities without required broker-dealer licenses and violating California's unfair competition law. ...more »

French reseller eBizcuss sues Apple over unfair competition
tuaw.comDecember 30, 2011

This accusation of unfair trade practices is not anything new. Apple faced a lawsuit in 2004 when a group of five US resellers including Mac Accessory Center, Thomas Armes, MACadam Computers Inc., and others banded together and accused Apple of ...more »

Belgium to Investigate Beer Price Increases
NewsMax.comDecember 30, 2011

"We will ask the competition authorities to investigate whether this is a case of unfair competition or price fixing," a spokeswoman for economy minister Johan Vande Lanotte said on Thursday. AB InBev said it had not consulted its competitors about the ...more »

David vs. Goliath: M-Edge Takes on Amazon in Lawsuit
Wall St. Cheat SheetDecember 30, 2011

M-Edge accused the online retailer of patent infringement and unfair competition. The suit was filed last month, but amended on December 22. M-Edge Accessories makes Kindle and other e-reader cases which it sold through Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). ...more »

Battle between CASE and CASM over Chinese PV in US rages on
Clean Energy AuthorityDecember 30, 2011

The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), which is supported by SolarWorld Industries America, Inc., alleged that US PV manufacturing jobs are being lost because of unfair Chinese trade practices that have artificially lowered the price of ...more »

Belgium's Two Big Beer Producers Increase Wholesale Prices
Wall St. Cheat SheetDecember 30, 2011

In a statement by Lanotte's spokeswoman, she said, “We will ask the competition authorities to investigate whether this is a case of unfair competition or price fixing.” The two producers have cited rising energy, staff and raw materials costs for the ...more »

KAING v. PULTEGROUP, INC.
Leagle.comDecember 30, 2011

In this diversity lawsuit, Kaing alleges negligent misrepresentation, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and violation of California's Unfair Competition Law ("UCL") and Consumer Legal Remedies Act ("CLRA"). ...more »

French reseller takes Apple to court over allegations of unfair competition
The Next WebDecember 30, 2011

The French company is claiming that Apple holds an unfair advantage over its resellers because it favors its own retail stores over them when it ships new products to the country, while it is also fixing prices to give it a distinct sales advantage. ...more »

FCPA Digest Cites Increased Prosecution of Individuals and Sharpened Focus On ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 29, 2011

29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Although the overall number of new FCPA enforcement actions fell somewhat in 2011 - just 16 corporate cases, compared with 20 in 2010 - US authorities have continued their aggressive and proactive enforcement of the ...more »

Judge "Likes" Plaintiffs' Arguments, Online Privacy Class Action Proceeds
ForbesDecember 29, 2011

Facebook, plaintiffs sued Facebook under California's Right of Publicity Statute and its Unfair Competition Law alleging that the social networking giant's “Sponsored Stories” program harmed them. A Sponsored Story appears on a Facebook friend's page ...more »

Chamber of Commerce decision expected soon
South County IndependentDecember 29, 2011

By Liz Boardman/Independent Staff Writer PROVIDENCE — Judge Brian Stern expects to render a decision in the Chamber of Commerce name change case by early January. Stern heard closing arguments on Dec. 21 in Providence County Superior Court, ...more »

MLB Hall of Fame: In or Out, an in-Depth Look at the Top 20 Candidates
Bleacher ReportDecember 29, 2011

That's not totally unfair. Smith was great, and if Sutter and Fingers and Dennis Eckersley are in, perhaps he should be, too. Then again, I would not have voted for any of those hurlers. The Case in Favor: Until he hit it rich in the big leagues, ...more »

Building A Startup That Can Punch Above Its Weight--And Win
Fast CompanyDecember 29, 2011

So instead of complaining, I learned that fairness and equality isn't always something I can rely on in a competitive environment. And yes, this is exactly like the startup world. If you have enough of these unfair match-ups, you learn about ...more »

BULLION MORNING - Spot gold cuts losses but remains pressured by EU concerns ...
FXstreet.comDecember 29, 2011

2.1 We do not guarantee that access to this Website will be continuously available and will not be liable if for any reason (including but not limited to) the Website being suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, ...more »

Belgium to investigate beer price increases
ReutersDecember 29, 2011

"We will ask the competition authorities to investigate whether this is a case of unfair competition or price fixing," a spokeswoman for economy minister Johan Vande Lanotte said on Thursday. AB InBev said it had not consulted its competitors about the ...more »

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