| Apr 11, 2012
| 9:56 AM
NEW YORK -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday brought a lawsuit against Apple and several publishing companies over a scheme to fix e-book prices.
The suit stems from the 2010 release of the iPad, when Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) reached an...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 7:12 PM
Former Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs was a key player in a conspiracy with five major book publishers to drive up the price of digital books, federal and state officials said in antitrust lawsuits filed against the companies.
| May 9, 2012
James R. Browning, the rural Montana native who rose to head the powerful U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and unified its diverse judges in campaigns to enlarge the bench and protect the sprawling circuit from division, has died. He was 93.
| Nov 3, 2012
| 9:08 PM
Sometimes it takes a newspaper’s ink-stained thumb to right the scale of justice, and no newspaper has a bigger, inkier thumb than the New York Times.
On Sunday, Oct. 28, the Times published a 2,900-word tribute to the greedy good-old-boyism that...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Wilbur D. "Woody" Preston Jr., a retired partner in the Baltimore law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston who was Maryland's special counsel during the 1985 savings and loan crisis, died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Gilchrist...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:24 PM
The European Commission's competition committee is scheduled Friday to deliberate whether it will approve Universal Music Group's proposed $2.2-billion merger with EMI Music, according to industry officials.
If approved by antitrust regulators in...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 10:37 PM
Publishing insiders worry that a decisive court ruling benefiting retailer Amazon.com Inc. will undermine an industry already struggling with the transition to e-books.
A federal court Thursday approved a settlement between the Justice Department and...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Microsofthas gotten caught up once again in an antitrust battle over its Internet Explorer browser -- and this time, it could cost the company billions.
European regulators claim that Microsoft failed to comply with a 2009 commitment to give PC users...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 1:05 AM
DuPont's Pioneer seed unit said in 2005 it would make herbicide-tolerant soybeans and corn within five years to challenge the dominance of seeds with Monsanto's widely licensed Roundup Ready trait.
According to Monsanto, DuPont couldn't live up to...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 7:02 AM
NEW YORK -- Visa, MasterCard and a group of other large financial firms agreed Friday to forfeit a total of $7.25 billion to settle a massive anti-trust case brought by retailers.
Visa said in a statement that its share of the settlement is $4.4 billion;...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 8:09 AM
The climate is heating up for Universal Music Group in Brussels as the company shuttles its proposal to buy EMI's recorded music business through Europe's labyrinthine antitrust approval process.
The pending $1.9-billion acquisition, announced in...