Antitrust

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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Merck, Glenmark Can’t Shake Zetia Pay-For-Delay MDL

Drugmakers Merck & Co Inc. and Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. lost a bid to kill multidistrict litigation alleging a pay-for-delay scheme involving the cholesterol medication Zetia when a Virginia federal judge on Thursday said an arbitration clause in Merck’s contracts with customers improperly waived their statutory rights, making it unenforceable…

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