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No-Poach, No-Solicit Provisions of Corporate Agreements Now Face Criminal Prosecution

No-Poach, No-Solicit Provisions of Corporate Agreements Now Face Criminal Prosecution

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A nearly ubiquitous element of corporate conduct, thought to be legal and competitively harmless, now faces the prospect of criminal prosecution by the U.S. Department. of Justice, according to Locke Lord.

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AT&T Wants to Buy Time Warner To ‘Weaponize’ Its Content, Government Says in Antitrust Trial

AT&T Wants to Buy Time Warner To ‘Weaponize’ Its Content, Government Says in Antitrust Trial

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In opening arguments, Justice Department lawyer Craig Conrath said AT&T could use Time Warner’s content as a weapon against competitors that rely on the programming.

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Antitrust Litigation: How an Amicus Brief Can Win an Appeal

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A group of 36 economists affiliated with top universities across the country filed an amicus brief explaining that the lower court used a faulty economic theory when it ruled against the FTC.

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DOJ Warns of Criminal Actions Against Companies with Agreements Not to Poach Competitors’ Employees

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Any violative anti-poaching policies after October 2016 expose employers to criminal punishment, warn three Seyfarth Shaw lawyers writing for Bloomberg.

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AT&T Counsel, an Ex-Trump Attorney, Calls DOJ’s Suit on Time Warner Deal ‘Fake Antitrust’

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“There is no credible evidence” that AT&T’s proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of media powerhouse Time Warner poses any threat to industry competition or consumer prices, AT&T attorney Dan Petrocelli told CNBC.

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Intel Scores Victory (For Now) In Fight Against $1.3 Billion Fine

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Fortune reports that Intel has won a victory of sorts in its long-running fight against a €1.06 billion ($1.26 billion) antitrust fine that was levied against it by the European Commission eight years ago.

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Former FTC Chairman Timothy J. Muris Joins Sidley in Washington, D.C.

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Former FTC chairman Timothy J. Muris has joined Sidley Austin LLP as senior counsel in the firm’s Antitrust/Competition practice.

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Lex Machina Expands Legal Analytics Platform to Cover Antitrust Litigation

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The new module enables attorneys to make data-driven decisions about federal antitrust case strategies and tactics and gives lawyers a competitive advantage in antitrust litigation

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Reverse Break-Up Fees and Specific Performance: A Survey of Remedies

White Paper
Thomson Reuters is offering a complimentary copy of the 2016 edition of Practical Law’s study, Reverse Break-Up Fees and Specific Performance: A Survey of Remedies for Financing and Antitrust Failure.

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When Customer Supply Contracts Lead to Trouble

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Melanie A. Hallas of McDermott Will & Emery writes that a recent consent order shows that exclusivity terms that arguably have the effect of harming competition may raise antitrust concerns.

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Quarles and Brady Partner Andre Fiebig Publishes Two Books

Quarles and Brady Partner Andre Fiebig Publishes Two Books

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Andre Fiebig, a partner at Quarles & Brady, authored two books on antitrust law issues for Thomson Reuters and the American Bar Association.

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