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Compass Lexecon has been involved in many of the largest and most complex antitrust litigation and financial market cases over the past 30 years.

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12/12/16

A Compass Lexecon team including Dennis Carlton, Bradley Reiff, Yoad Shefi and Peter Marlantes assisted Steven Sunshine and Steven Albertson of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, outside counsel for Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B), in seeking U.S. Department of Justice...

09/28/16

In September 2016, the Third Circuit affirmed a Pennsylvania Federal Court’s April 2015 dismissal of Mylan Pharmaceutical’s (Mylan) suit against Compass Lexecon client Warner Chilcott, PLC (Warner Chilcott), finding that Mylan had defined the oral tetracycline market too narrowly and...

03/01/16

Compass Lexecon was retained by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP on behalf of News Corporation and its subsidiary News America Inc. to analyze damages stemming from an alleged monopolization of the market for the provision of third-party in-store...

02/08/13

D’Andrea Brother LLC v. The United States is a breach of contract case involving a contract between a producer of nutritional energy bars and the United States Army, Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. Plaintiff alleged that the government...

11/26/12

TransWeb, a filtration media supplier, brought a Walker Process fraud claim again 3M, alleging that 3M attempted monopolization by seeking to enforce certain patents against TransWeb. Aside from 3M, TransWeb is the only other supplier of fluorinated filtration media that...

10/31/12

Pearson Education, Inc., a publisher of textbooks and other educational material, has been subject to a series of individual copyright infringement claims based on alleged unlicensed use of photographs in its publications. Compass Lexecon affiliate Doug Lichtman and Compass Lexecon...

04/18/12

On April 18, 2012, Judge Donald W. Hafele of 15th Circuit Court in Florida issued a written order denying certification of a class of indirect purchasers of Fresh Del Monte Pineapples in Florida. Judge Hafele wrote, “Dr. Reiff concludes, and...

03/05/12

On March 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission cleared Western Digital Corp.’s acquisition of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. The companies produce hard disk drives (HDD) for use in computers and other devices. In a settlement with the FTC, the companies...

02/06/12

On February 6, 2012, JPMorgan Chase reached an agreement with a potential class of debit cardholders who allege that JPMorgan Chase charged excessive overdraft fees on debit cards. Plaintiffs’ claims stem from the bank’s method of posting transactions in a...

12/07/11

On December 7, 2011, Datatel and SunGard Higher Education announced that the proposed combination of the two companies cleared Department of Justice review. Datatel and SunGard Higher Education both produce enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for educational institutions worldwide. Professor...

03/29/11

On March 29, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice cleared Dean Foods’ acquisition of Foremost Farms. The two companies process milk that is sold in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In a settlement with the DOJ, Dean Foods agreed to...

06/15/10

In June 2010, Compass Lexecon expert Janusz Ordover testified at deposition on behalf of Volkswagen and Audi on the appropriate valuation of a class action settlement involving alleged defects that led to water ingress in certain vehicles. Professor Ordover testified...

05/17/10

In May 2010, our client Volkswagen settled a class action case involving allegedly defective window regulators (on certain models windows would spontaneously fail, becoming stuck and sometimes slipping down). Plaintiffs demanded approximately $40 million based on out-of- pocket damages and...

02/01/10

Last February, Boston Scientific agreed to pay $1.725 billion to our client, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, to settle claims of infringement of patents for coronary stents. As reported in The New York Times, this was “the largest sum...

09/30/09

On September 30, 2009, Judge Richard Berman of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment in favor of Compass Lexecon’s client Del Monte in the Fresh Del Monte Pineapples Antitrust Litigation. Plaintiffs claimed...

03/12/09

On March 12, 2009, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its decision in favor of the Federal Government in Rose Acre Farms, Inc. v. United States. Rose Acre Farms is a large egg producer seeking...

06/23/08

In this case, Compass Lexecon’s client Cendant Corp. sued an accounting firm claiming that the firm was responsible for Cendant’s restatement of prior financial results in 1998 which resulted in massive shareholder litigation. The accounting firm asserted counterclaims against Cendant...

04/23/08

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) cleared Pact Group’s acquisition of Brickwood Holdings in April 2008 reversing their previous position and dropping their original opposition to the merger after Janusz Ordover of Compass Lexecon submitted a report to the...

09/27/07

Janusz Ordover, Bradley Reiff, Lynette Neumann, and a Compass Lexecon team in Chicago provided economic and econometric analyses showing the competitive effects of the acquisition of Laidlaw International, Inc. by FirstGroup plc. Both companies provide school bus transportation services, among...