Antitrust

Don’t DQ Quinn Emanuel In Uber Case, Defunct Rival Says

A defunct ride-hailing startup accusing Uber of having driven it out of business asked a California federal court on Friday to let it keep Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP as counsel, saying the firm’s previous work counseling Uber in cases related to taxi regulations has nothing to do with the current antitrust case…

News Corp. Must Face Trimmed $1.1B Antitrust Suit

Valassis Communications Inc. can continue a $1.1 billion antitrust action against News Corp. over alleged anticompetitive activities in the in-store promotion sector, but it can’t pursue claims that its rival’s pricing practices were predatory, a New York federal judge ruled Thursday…

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Booz Allen Made ‘No Poach’ Pact, Intelligence Worker Says

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., CACI International Inc. and Mission Essential Personnel LLC illegally agreed not to hire each others’ employees for intelligence contracting work at a U.S. military installation in England, a former employee alleged Thursday in a proposed class action in Ohio federal court…

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Split FTC OKs $483M Staples-Essendant Deal With ‘Firewall’

Staples Inc. and Essendant Inc. can go forward with a proposed merger valued at almost $483 million after agreeing to include a “firewall” in the deal blocking Staples from accessing certain Essendant sales data, a divided Federal Trade Commission announced on Monday…

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StarKist Settles Walmart’s Tuna Price-Fixing Claims For $20M

StarKist Co. announced Friday that it has agreed to a settlement worth more than $20 million with Walmart Inc. to resolve allegations of a widespread tuna price-fixing conspiracy that have been the focus of multidistrict litigation in California federal court…

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