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Comparing The US And EU Microsoft Antitrust Prosecutions: How Level is the Playing Field?

The United States and the European Union have spent considerable time and resources pursuing antitrust cases against Microsoft over the past decade. While the antitrust cases began in similar fashions, the US and EU have diverged significantly in responding to Microsoft’s business practices. Given the similarity of US and EU antitrust law, it is debatable why the Microsoft antitrust litigation developed differently in each jurisdiction. While the US case generally ended in a settlement that has been criticized as too lenient on Microsoft, the EU case ended in a decision imposing harsh remedial measures and a severe fine. We find plausible explanations for the disparity to include a differing focus between US and EU antitrust policy, various political considerations, and the different issues confronting regulators in each case.

John Jennings, a TAGLaw member from the Kansas City, Missouri office of Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP has had a paper published about Microsoft antitrust litigation in the Erasmus Law & Economics Review, Vol. 2, No. 1 (March 2006). To read the entire article, visit

Chambers Global 2006 Ranks Nysingh in the Field of Competition/Antitrust

According to the Chambers Global Guide 2006, Nysingh has obtained rankings as one of a few law firms in the Netherlands in the field of  EU and national Competition and antitrust law. Chambers’ assessment has resulted in rank 4 for Nysingh’s 8 lawyers section (European) competition and procurement law and a rank 2 for one of it’s partners, Cees Dekker. Nysingh is proud to be in the top of the law firms in this area of law. Chambers commented on the team:

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February 9, 2006

Kirton & McConkie, Attorneys at Law, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is pleased to announce that Conan P. Grames has accepted an offer to become Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufactures of America (PhRMA) in Washington, D.C.

PhRMA represents the leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies  in the United States. Those companies are devoted to inventing, developing, and offering medicines which allow patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

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Herrick Feinstein Wins Against Lucent
TAGLaw's New York City Member Recovers $300 Million

Kudos to Herrick’s Litigation Department, which recovered approximately $300 million in a judgment against Lucent Technologies for their client (the Trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Winstar Communications), after a trial spanning three months ending June 13, 2005. The judgment is believed to be one of the largest in 2005 against a public company in a matter not involving a class action or shareholder derivative litigation.

The Court’s 88-page decision was a stinging indictment of certain of Lucent’s corporate practices and required extensive examination of issues such as insider/voidable preference, new value, equitable subordination and course of dealing between parties.

Articles concerning the case and Lucent’s taking of a $300 million reserve ran in recent issues of the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and other publications and was carried nationwide by Reuters and the AP.


Fort Lauderdale/Boca Raton, FL – Jerome Wolf and Sheldon Polish, both shareholders with the Florida business law firm of Berger Singerman, have been named to Worth Magazine’s list of the nation’s “100 Top Attorneys.” Berger Singerman is the only South Florida firm with more than one attorney on the list.

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