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DOJ Announces Intent to Go Criminal in Wage-Fixing and No-Poaching Antitrust Cases

By Anthony W. Swisher, a Partner in the Washington, DC office of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

In April of this year President Obama issued an executive order designed to “protect American consumers and workers and encourage competition in the U.S. economy … .” The order aimed to expand competition policy beyond just the Justice Department Antitrust Division (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and encouraged every federal agency to consider ways to enhance competition when drafting and enforcing each given agency’s regulations. A notable element of the President’s executive order was the promotion of competition in labor markets. The order asserted that the economic growth that flows from competitive markets “creates opportunity for American workers,” and that anticompetitive practices can reduce those opportunities. Continue reading

Jibe Audio, LLC v. Beats Electronics, LLC
In a letter brief filed, November 28, in support of Beats Electronics, LLC’s Petition for Review in Jibe Audio, LLC v. Beats Electronics, LLC, WLF encouraged the California Supreme Court to grant review and revise California’s version of the parol...
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Ziglar v. Abassi
On November 25, 2016, WLF filed an amicus brief encouraging the US Supreme Court to overturn a US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decision that would expose former federal officials—including former attorney general John Ashcroft and former...
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Gordon v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
On November 17, 2016, WLF filed a petition with the US Supreme Court asking it to review and ultimately overturn a US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision that upheld a massive judgment against our client, Chance Gordon. The Ninth...
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National Federation of Independent Business v. Perez
On November 16, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas permanently enjoined the Department of Labor’s new Persuader Rule, in part for violating the First Amendment. As WLF’s brief argued, the new rule facially discriminates...
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court
On November 10, 2016, WLF asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review (and ultimately overturn) a California Supreme Court decision that ignores constitutional limits on the authority of state courts to exert personal jurisdiction over out-of-state...
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In re: Communications Regarding Unapproved Uses of Approved Medical Products
On November 9, 2016, WLF attorney Greg Herbers testified before a public meeting the Food and Drug Administration called to solicit views on medical-product manufacturers sharing information with healthcare providers about lawful off-label uses of...
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Murray Energy Corp. v. EPA
On November 8, 2016 WLF called on the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to overturn EPA regulations that assert greatly expanded Clean Water Act (CWA) regulatory authority by adopting a very broad definition of the “waters of the United...
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In re Zoloft Products Liability Litigation
On October 18, 2016, WLF asked the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to affirm a district court decision that carefully and reasonably applied Daubert’s admissibility standard for expert testimony. WLF’s brief urged affirmance of...
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New Jersey High Court Rejects Generic Preemption Defense When Label Updates “Unreasonably” Delayed
By Linda Pissott Reig, a Shareholder with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC in the firm’s Newark, NJ office, and Alexandre H. Gapihan, an Associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office.
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Comments Needed on Proposed Amendments to Federal Class Action Rules
By Christopher P. Gramling, Assistant General Counsel to Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, IN.
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