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McGuirl on Identifying Antitrust Risks

In reviewing contracts or business practices and otherwise advising clients, attorneys often must recognize conduct that presents antitrust risks. In this Analysis, Maureen McGuirl provides an introduction to Horizontal Restraints, a key antitrust issue regarding which an attorney without extensive antitrust...

McGuirl on Vertical Agreements for the Small-Firm Practitioner

In this Emerging Issues commentary, Maureen McGuirl discusses conduct that presents antitrust risks for attorneys when reviewing contracts or business practices and otherwise advising clients. Ms. McGuirl sets out a frame work to help attorneys recognize this conduct when considering vertical agreements...

Not Anticompetitive - European Commission Approves Oracle's Purchase of Sun Microsystems

By European Commission Press Office The EU Press Room announced that the European Commission approved the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle Corporation. After an in-depth investigation, the European Commission concluded that this acquisition would not impede competition in the European Economic...

Digital Music Price Fixing Antitrust Class Action Proceeds in Second Circuit after Denial of Petition for Certiorari by Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 10 declined to grant a petition for certiorari filed by the nation's four top record labels, which sought review of a ruling by the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that allowed a group of consumers to pursue antitrust class claims...

Keller and Heckman Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 12: AT&T/T-Mobile Merger, 700 MHz Band Auction, Pole Attachment, Privacy and Data Security

U.S. Wireless Market May Consolidate Further: AT&T Agrees to Purchase T-Mobile The "Big Four" in wireless might soon become the "Big Three." On Sunday, AT&T announced its agreement to acquire T-Mobile. In terms of subscribers, the acquisition would make AT&T the...

Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert - Vol. IX Issue 7

House Subcommittee Hearing Focuses on LightSquared's Impact on GPS Last week, the House Subcommittee on Aviation held a Hearing examining the use of GPS in the Aviation Industry. At the Hearing, John Pocari, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Deputy Transportation Secretary, reiterated...