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FTC Rules Get E-Discovery Makeover This Month
Posted on 6 Nov 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

When really broad neckties went out of style, one solution might have been to take a pair of scissors to them and snip them to a modern-day width. Smarter guys might simply have taken them to a tailor. Others might have made them into kites. But most... Read More

Intel, FTC In Talks To Settle Antitrust Case
Posted on 22 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - (AP) Intel Corp. is in talks with the Federal Trade Commission over settling an antitrust case against the chip maker. In December, the FTC filed charges against Intel, seeking to end what it described as decades of illegal sales... Read More

FTC Sues Arizona Company Over Acai Pill Free Trials
Posted on 17 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) Dreams of rapid weight loss and fake celebrity endorsements from Oprah Winfrey and Rachael Ray lured customers into providing their credit or debit card numbers as they signed up online for a "free trial" of acai berry pills.... Read More

Intel To Change Practices In FTC Settlement
Posted on 4 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Intel has agreed to change some of its practices to settl e a federal antitrust lawsuit alleging a decade of abuse. The changes mandated in the settlement with the Federal Trade Commission represent the deepest penalties yet to the... Read More

Tobacco Lawsuit Cites Long-Ago Cigarette Giveaways
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) Marie Evans recalled she was 9 years old when she first started getting free cigarettes in the Boston housing project where she lived. At first, she traded them for candy, but she said she started smoking them herself at age 13. Four decades... Read More

Illinois Appeals Court Reinstates $10 Billion ‘Light’ Cigarettes Verdict
Posted on 30 Apr 2014 by Michael Lefkowitz

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. — (Mealey’s) A $10.1 billion consumer fraud verdict stemming from Philip Morris USA Inc.’s marketing of “light” cigarettes was reinstated April 29 by Illinois' Fifth District Appellate Court ( Sharon... Read More

Illinois High Court Won't Block Reopening Of $10.1 Billion Light Cigarette Case
Posted on 29 Sep 2011 by Michael Lefkowitz

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - (Mealey's) The Illinois Supreme Court on Sept. 28 declined to hear Philip Morris Inc.'s appeal of an intermediate appeals court ruling that reopens a case that resulted in a $10.1 billion verdict against the tobacco giant for... Read More

FTC Settles $108M Lawsuit With Countrywide Mortgage Loan Services
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by Timothy Raub

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In what the Federal Trade Commission is calling one of the "largest judgments imposed in an FTC case, and the largest mortgage servicing case," two Countrywide mortgage servicing companies will pay $108 million... Read More

High Court: Reverse-Payment Settlements Are Not Immune From Antitrust Scrutiny
Posted on 17 Jun 2013 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 17 ruled 5-3 that reverse-payment settlements of patent litigation between the holder of a drug patent and potential generic manufacturers of the drug are not necessarily immunized from... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Recent Jeans Case Confirms Harsher ‘Made In USA’ Standards Exist In California
Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Lauren Shoor A California federal district court judge recently provided some clarity on the apparent disparity between California’s “Made in the USA” law and the standard set forth by the Federal Trade Commission. The Southern... Read More

Supreme Court Says Hospital Merger Not Immune From Antitrust Scrutiny
Posted on 19 Feb 2013 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 19 ruled that the state-action doctrine does not immunize the merger between two Georgia hospitals from the Federal Trade Commission's challenge that the transaction substantially lessened... Read More

Reverse-Payment Settlements Presumptively Anticompetitive, FTC Tells High Court
Posted on 27 Mar 2013 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Federal Trade Commission told the U.S. Supreme Court in oral arguments March 25 that the court should treat reverse-payment settlements of patent litigation between the holder of a drug patent and potential generic... Read More