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  • Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree and Dollar General fight over Family Dollar takeover

    Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree and Dollar General fight over Family Dollar takeover
    Dollar Tree and Dollar General on Friday criticized each others' plans to take over Family Dollar Stores Inc. while saying that their own bids are making progress toward winning regulatory approval. Dollar Tree said in a statement that the U.S....
  • Judge orders attorneys to find new plaintiffs in Apple antitrust lawsuit

    In an unusual turn of events, a U.S. District judge in Oakland has decided that a class-action antitrust lawsuit over Apple’s iPod should go on, even though the last remaining plaintiff was disqualified. The case involves iPods that Apple sold...
  • Virginia rocket-maker Orbital moves forward on $4.5 billion merger

    Virginia rocket-maker Orbital moves forward on $4.5 billion merger
    A prospective $4.5 billion merger between Orbital Sciences Corp. and its biggest supplier, Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK), has won approval from the U.S. Department of Justice following an antitrust review. Orbital is the Dulles-based space...
  • Special Report: At U.S. court of last resort, handful of lawyers dominate docket

    The marble fašade of the U.S. Supreme Court building proclaims a high ideal: "Equal Justice Under Law." But inside, an elite cadre of lawyers has emerged as first among equals, giving their clients a disproportionate chance to influence the law of the...
  • Apple's antitrust lawsuit may not have any plaintiffs

    The lawyer suing Apple for antitrust may have blundered in a way that could delay or even jeopardize the case. A motion filed by Apple on Friday seeks to have the class-action lawsuit dismissed because, the company says, the two plaintiffs named by...
  • Lawsuit claims Apple deleted rival services' songs from users' iPods

    Apple has been in the news recently for putting unwanted music in users' libraries. But a new antitrust lawsuit is alleging that the tech company used its software muscle to remove songs from iPods that had been purchased on rival companies' download...
  • China, South Korea approve Medtronic-Covidien deal

    MINNEAPOLIS Chinese and South Korean antitrust officials have signed off on Medtronic's $42.9 billion acquisition of Dublin-based healthcare supplier Covidien, providing the last of a dozen government approvals needed to close the deal. The news comes...
  • Apple's $1-billion antitrust suit goes to trial this week

    After an almost decade-long legal battle in federal court, Apple is facing a jury in Oakland on Tuesday that will decide whether the Cupertino, Calif.-based company violated antitrust laws when it blocked music downloaded from competitors' software from...
  • Paccar among truck companies under investigation by EU

    SEATTLE Bellevue-based Paccar is one of several heavy- and medium-duty truck producers under investigation by the European Commission for possible anticompetitive practices in the European Union. The commission has concerns that certain truck producers...
  • Apple iTunes trial: Jury hears differing views of antitrust claims

    OAKLAND, Calif. For millions of iPod lovers, Apple and its iTunes cyberstore are the best thing that ever happened to music. But as a federal jury here heard Tuesday, there may be evidence of a dark side to Apple's global grip on the digital music...
  • Apple heads to trial over digital music claims

    Apple Inc willdefend against allegations that it abused a monopoly position inthe digital music player market as it heads to trial in a casethat could cost the company about $1 billion if it loses. Opening statements are scheduled to begin on Tuesday...