Topic: Price-fixing

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Performance Evaluations, Mount TCPA, FCPA Investigation, Price Effect

How to save time in the morning? Our suggestions: programmable coffeemaker, all-weather dog door, email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Performance evaluations can be helpful to both employee and employer – if they’re done right… (Spilman) It ain’t over ‘til the loan officers sign… (Ballard Spahr) It’s everything you need to know about… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Patent Trolls, Powdered Milk, FATCA Registration, George Clooney

Go on, pour yourself a nice tall mug of law news for the ride into work. You’ll be glad you did… Could it be that some patent trolls play an important role in the country’s economic growth? (Burns & Levinson) Canada is cracking down on corruption. Time to clean up your act, eh? (Morrison &… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Health Care Acquisitions, Price Fixing Sentences, National Security Reviews, Collecting Whistleblower Awards

On this day in 1993, the Oslo Accords were signed in Norway between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat. Just what the doctor ordered: a successful health care acquisition (DLA Piper) Fix prices and go to jail… (Foley & Lardner) Chinese investors can learn a lot from the 2013… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: White House, Unauthorized IP, Stem Cells, Broadcast TV

Stop right there: on this day in 1914, the first electric traffic light was installed in Cleveland, Ohio… The White House has to act quickly to correct a recent “dangerous” ruling from the ITC on standard-essential patents… (Orrick) Unauthorized IP in your supply chain can be costly… (White & Case) The OECD wants to change… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Risk Disclosure, UK Bribery Act, International Corporate Taxation, Trade Secret Verdicts

The JD Supra Corporate Brief: good, and good for you… 85% of the Fortune 500 have begun to disclose their cybersecurity and data breach risks in public filings… (Mintz Levin) Is the UK Bribery Act being held hostage to budget cuts? (Pillsbury) Will the OECD succeed in eliminating what it believes to be the unfair… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Tax Reforms, Electronic Evidence, Office Romance, US Sanctions

Law news you can use, every day: the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Sign up for email delivery. Senate Finance Committee publishes 19 pages of potential tax reforms for tax-exempt organizations (Venable) Unexpected FATCA delay gives foreign banks an additional six months to comply… (Pepper Hamilton) Trying to gather electronic evidence from employee laptops, online services,… Read more »

FTC Issues Favorable Opinion for Clinical Integration Program

In its first advisory opinion letter issued since implementation began on the Affordable Care Act, the Federal Trade Commission indicated that it would not challenge a proposal from the Norman Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) to form a clinical integration program (CIP). For your reference, a roundup of legal commentary and analysis on the FTC opinion.… Read more »

Antitust Update: AU Optronics Learns the Steep Price of Price-Fixing

On September 20, a federal judge taught AU Optronics a hard lesson in U.S. antitrust law when she handed down sentences to the company and its executives for their participation in a global conspiracy to fix the prices of LCD screens. From law firm Skadden Arps: “… Judge [Susan] Illston sentenced AU Optronics to a… Read more »

Corporate Crime Roundup: Price-Fixing, Antitrust Violations, Insider Trading, Tax Fraud & More

For reference, a roundup of recent legal commentary and analysis: Five Major Freight Forwarding Companies Debarred by U.S. Government (King & Spalding) “Five freight forwarders who have performed significant work for the U.S. Government and Government contractors have been added to the Excluded Party List System (EPLS), meaning that they have been debarred from U.S.… Read more »