Representation of a health care plan that was sued by The American Chiropractic Association, the Virginia Chiropractic Association and several chiropractors. The plaintiffs alleged a conspiracy in violation of the federal and state antitrust laws, attempted monopolization, a RICO violation, tortious interference, a common law conspiracy, breach of contract, and violation of state law. Obtained a total dismissal of all of the plaintiffs' claims through a summary judgment motion, which subsequently was affirmed by the Fourth Circuit.
Representation of an ambulatory surgery center in civil litigation in which it alleged the defendant hospital used anticompetitive tying and bundling to secure an exclusive contract from the area's largest employer self-funded health plan. The case settled after the antitrust claims survived the defendant hospital's motion for summary judgment.
Representation of a domestic ocean container shipping company in a criminal investigation by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice of price-fixing of ocean transportation rates and defense of related treble-damage actions brought by customers seeking to recover damages as a result of the alleged conspiracy.
Counsel on various transactions subject to the EU Merger Regulation, including phase one and two clearances subject to remedies. Sectors include construction machinery, agricultural machinery, process machinery, transport, healthcare, electronic equipment and chemicals. Counsel on various transactions reviewed under the UK merger control and public interest rules, including phase one and two clearances subject to remedies. Sectors include process machinery, transport, chemicals, defence and retail. Counsel on a large number of multi-jurisdictional merger control matters on a worldwide basis, including obtaining clearances subject to remedies.
McGuireWoods recently received a favorable ruling from the 5th Circuit affirming the dismissal of a criminal case accusing four ex-BP Products North America Inc. commodities traders of conspiring to manipulate the U.S. propane market. This case was only the second attempted criminal prosecution for manipulation in the long history of the Commodities Exchange Act.
Wrede Smith Brings DOJ Experience to McGuireWoods’ Antitrust Practice in D.C.
April 5, 2021
Richmond Law Features Tarry and Walsh’s Infectious Disease Litigation Guide
March 26, 2021
Matthew Hall Quoted in The Times on Antitrust and Green Innovation Challenges
February 3, 2021
European Competition Law Newsletter – May 2021
May 11, 2021
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Federal Trade Commission’s Restitution Authority
April 22, 2021
European Competition Law Newsletter – April 2021
April 1, 2021
European Competition Law Newsletter – February/March 2021
March 12, 2021
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Clarify False Claims Act Falsity Standard
March 8, 2021