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|Striking the Balance: The Views of International Competition Agencies on the Extraterritorial Application of US Antitrust Law|
Robert E. Bloch, Kelly B. Kramer, Stephen M. Medlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014Foreign competition authorities have long been concerned about the application of US antitrust law—in particular civil claims for treble damages—to conduct occurring outside the United States. Over the years, courts and Congress have adopted different tests for determining when US...
|US Court of Appeals Confirms that Expert Testimony Must Offer Scientific Proof, Not Hypotheses, on Causation|
Carl J. Summers; Mayer Brown LLP;
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014In a recent decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment for a defendant based on the trial judge’s exclusion of expert testimony opining that a calcium-zinc compound in Fixodent denture adhesive caused the plaintiff’s neurological disorder. The...
|US SEC Brings First Enforcement Action For Market Manipulation Through High-Frequency Trading|
J. Gregory Deis, Kathleen M. Przywara, Jerome J. Roche, Matthew A. Rossi; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014Providing another reminder of the US federal government’s ongoing scrutiny of high-frequency trading (“HFT”) firms and manipulative trading practices involving HFT, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently settled its first market-manipulation case against a HFT firm under...
|US Loses WTO Battle Over Country-of-Origin Labeling Requirements for Meat Products|
Duane W. Layton, Kelsey M. Rule, Paulette Vander Schueren; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014A World Trade Organization (“WTO”) panel has ruled that the United States’ amended country-of-origin labeling (“COOL”) requirements for beef and pork products not only fell short of bringing it into compliance with prior rulings but, in fact, worsened the United...
|US Department of Justice Brings Its First Criminal Prosecution for Spoofing of Commodities Markets|
Matthew Bisanz, Marcus A. Christian, Mark G. Hanchet, Alex C. Lakatos, Richard M. Rosenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014A Chicago federal grand jury has indicted Michael Coscia, formerly a registered floor trader and sole owner of Panther Energy Trading LLC, for allegedly violating the anti-spoofing provision of the Commodity Exchange Act (“CEA”) and committing commodities fraud. The prosecution is the...
|US Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.|
Miriam R. Nemetz; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discharge or refuse to hire an individual because of the individual’s religious observance or practice unless the employer demonstrates that it is unable to accommodate the practice without...
|US Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Tibble v. Edison Int’l|
Brian D. Netter, Nancy G. Ross; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) permits plan participants to challenge the prudence of actions by plan fiduciaries as long as they do so within six years. On October 2, 2014, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Tibble v. Edison Int’l, No. 13-550, to decide whether plan...