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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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04/05/16

This matter involved an arbitration on behalf of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation heard by Arbitrator Daniel J. Boudreau (former Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court). The case involved the State of Oklahoma’s contention that it had the right to collect...

04/04/16

In April 2016 the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in holding that an order by Maryland’s Public Service Commission (PSC) impermissibly intrudes upon the wholesale electricity market,...

01/25/16

Federal Court Relies on Compass Lexecon Expert Joseph Kalt in Rejecting Class Certification in Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation On January 25, 2016, Judge Ronnie Greer of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee issued an order denying...

02/26/14

In February 2014 the Honorable Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania issued an opinion and order granting Defendants’ motions for summary judgment in a long-running antitrust dispute brought by individual...

10/10/12

Compass Lexecon's Professor Joseph P. Kalt served as the expert for claimant Occidental Petroleum Corporation, which last week obtained an arbitration award of US $1.77 billion (plus back interest) against the Republic of Ecuador (Ecuador). The award is reported to...

08/17/12

In August 2012 the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division) issued an opinion and order granting Defendants’ motions to exclude opposing expert testimony and issuing summary judgment findings on the antitrust...

07/26/12

In the most recent and significant claim brought under the 2006 US-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement, British Columbia described the decision by an international tribunal rejecting the United States’ request for $500 million in additional export taxes against Compass Lexecon’s client...

12/09/11

On December 9, 2011 Chief Judge Christina Reiss of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont denied Plaintiffs’ motion for certification of a proposed class of dairy farmers who alleged that Defendants conspired to monopsonize dairy farmers...

03/02/11

In a March 2011 decision, the Surface Transportation Board, relying on the testimony of Compass Lexecon experts Professor Joseph Kalt and Dr. Glenn Mitchell, found that BNSF Railway’s coal containment polices were reasonable. Professor Kalt and Dr. Mitchell provided written...

02/25/11

On February 25, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed the District Court’s 2009 grant of summary judgment to Exxon Mobil, BP America, ConocoPhillips, and Shell, Compass Lexecon’s clients. These firms hired Compass Lexecon...

11/02/10

Compass Lexecon was retained by Don Kaplan of K&L Gates LLP on behalf of PPL Corporation to analyze the anti-trust implications of the PPL Corporation’s acquisition of E.ON US. We conducted antitrust analyses and provided support for other related filings...

02/08/10

Compass Lexecon expert Professor Joseph Kalt provided written and oral testimony on behalf of a joint venture of prominent Western Australia natural gas producers in an arbitration to determine the price under a high-volume, long-term natural gas contract. The North...

01/11/10

On January 11, 2010, relying heavily on the testimony of Compass Lexecon expert Joseph Kalt, Connecticut Superior Court Judge J. Cremins issued a Memorandum of Decision in Wyatt Energy, Inc. v. Motiva Enterprises, LLC in favor of our client, Motiva....

11/12/09

Compass Lexecon expert Joseph Kalt, supported by Nancy Bonn and a team in our Cambridge, MA office, was retained by attorneys for claimants, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Co. and a group of Hyundai related entities and shareholders in an ICC arbitration...

09/30/09

On September 30, 2009, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted the summary judgment motion of Compass Lexecon clients Exxon Mobil, BP America, ConocoPhillips, and Shell. These firms hired Compass Lexecon expert Joseph P. Kalt to...

05/18/09

This case involves an antitrust challenge by the Arizona Attorney General to the closing of a newspaper, The Tucson Citizen, by the owner of the remaining newspaper, The Arizona Daily Star. With the support of Eric Henson and Compass Lexecon’s...

03/05/09

On March 5, 2009, United States District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns ruled in favor of our client, Cabot Corporation, on its motion for summary judgment against AVX Corporation and AVX Limited regarding antitrust allegations of tying in the marketplace...

01/08/09

Compass Lexecon expert Joseph Kalt, supported by Eric Henson and a team in Cambridge, MA, were retained by attorneys for defendants Columbia Gas Transmission Corp., Dynegy Inc., Virginia Electric and Power Company, and El Paso Merchant Energy LP. Plaintiffs alleged...

04/24/08

In this case, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission alleged that Mr. Dizona and five other Coral Energy Resources traders submitted biased price and volume information to Inside FERC, a trade publication, that affected its monthly natural gas price indices....

03/28/08

In an antitrust class action lawsuit against all major automobile manufacturers, Joseph Kalt, supported by a Compass Lexecon team in our Cambridge office, testified that gray market vehicle imports could not plausibly affect the majority of dealer invoice prices or...