LG’s Sanctions Bid Rebuffed By Workers in Anti-Poach Suit

(Law360)  A putative class alleging LG and Samsung broke antitrust laws by agreeing not to poach one another’s employees asked a California federal judge on Tuesday to deny LG’s sanctions request, saying the case is based on factual evidence including a Samsung agent’s admission she was instructed not to recruit from LG. The case, which […]

Cipro Buyers, Barr Reach $225M Deal in Pay-For-Delay Suit

(Law360)  A class of buyers of the antibiotic drug Cipro on Wednesday asked a California court to approve a $225 million settlement with Barr Laboratories Inc. over allegations the company was involved in a pay-for-delay scheme to delay the introduction of a generic version of the drug. The purchasers informed the court that they had […]

Tribe, Bank Rebuked Over Embezzlement Suit Discovery Row

(Law360)  A California federal magistrate judge on Thursday called behavior during a discovery dispute between the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians and a bank it has asserted claims against in its lawsuit accusing former tribal officials of a sprawling embezzlement scheme “unacceptable.” The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians alleged that Cornerstone Community Bank, CEO Jeffrey […]

Lidoderm Buyers, Payors Near Cert. in Pay-For-Delay MDL

(Law360)  A California federal judge indicated Tuesday he’s inclined to certify a putative class of indirect drug buyers and a class of end-payors in a pay-for-delay multidistrict litigation against Endo Pharmaceuticals and others over the Lidoderm pain relief patch, saying that although the process of apportioning damages might be complex, that’s not a reason to […]

Joseph Saveri Participates in California Lawyer Roundtable Discussion re Antitrust Issues

(California  Lawyer)  California Lawyer met with Maxwell Blecher of Blecher Collins & Pepperman, Peter K. Huston of Sidley Austin, and Joseph Saveri of the Joseph Saveri Law Firm for a roundtable discussion concerning the upcoming Presidential election result’s potential impact on antitrust enforcement, the ideological balance of the Supreme Court, and recent development in antitrust […]

Joseph Saveri Selected to Daily Journal’s 2016 Top 100 Lawyers in California

(Daily Journal)  Joseph R. Saveri continues to make news with his long-running challenge to pay-to-delay deals between brand name drug manufacturers and their generic rivals. Next month, he plans to go to trial in San Diego against remaining defendant Barr Laboratories Inc. in an antitrust class action over Bayer Corp.’s antibiotic Ciprofloxacin, or Cipro, on […]

Samsung, LG Sued over U.S. Employee Recruiting Policies

(Reuters)  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics were accused of agreeing not to poach each other’s U.S. employees, according to a U.S. civil lawsuit filed last week, in what has become a familiar allegation in Silicon Valley. The proposed class action, filed in a Northern California federal court by a former LG sales manager, accuses Samsung […]

Breaking New Ground in Antitrust Litigation

(Bloomberg Business Week, Fortune & Money)  You could say that antitrust law runs in Joe Saveri’s blood. Growing up, he spent many hours observing the law practice of his father and uncle, who were pioneers in some of the earliest and largest antitrust cases of the 1950s and 1960s.  In college, Saveri studied economics, paving his […]

California Actuary Settles Tribal Embezzlement Suit

(Law360)  A California actuary named in a massive racketeering suit involving the gambling operations of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians has settled the tribe’s allegations on undisclosed terms, according to a Wednesday filing in California federal court. Robert Haness and his company Haness & Associates LLC said that they had reached a deal to […]

Intel Employees in Folsom Receive Holiday Windfall

(Sacramento Bee)  Employees at Intel’s campus in Folsom last week began receiving checks for thousands of dollars as part of a $415 million settlement of a lawsuit involving some of the tech industry’s biggest players. An attorney who represented plaintiffs in the 2011 class-action lawsuit against California companies Intel, Apple, Google, Adobe, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and […]

Experts Say Latest Reverse Payments Could Lead to High Court Action

(Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs)  In an opinion that could very well be a game-changer for drug companies involved in antitrust cases challenging the legality of patent litigation settlements, a federal judge Nov. 5 ruled that a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court holding doesn’t bar the door to testimony about the strength of the patent underlying […]

NEC Tokin to Plead Guilty to Criminal Price Fixing

On September 2, 2015, the Department of Justice filed a criminal information against NEC Tokin Corporation in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California in San Francisco, alleging its violation of Sherman Act Section 1 for fixing prices on electrolytic capacitors. NEC Tokin has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $13.8 […]

Joseph Saveri Selected by Best Lawyers as Antitrust Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in San Francisco

(Best Lawyers)  Joseph Saveri was recently selected by his peers as the Antitrust Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in San Francisco, as featured in Best Lawyers 2015 – San Francisco. Read Best Lawyers 2015 – San Francisco Read Joseph Saveri’s Best Lawyers 2015 – San Francisco Biography. 

California High Court Won’t Rehear Cipro Pay-For-Delay Ruling More

(Law360)  The California Supreme Court declined Wednesday to revisit its May ruling reviving drug buyers’ claims that Bayer Corp. illegally paid generic manufacturers $400 million to delay launching copycat versions of blockbuster antibiotic Cipro, clearing the way for buyers to challenge the so-called pay-for-delay pharmaceutical patent settlements under state antitrust law. The state’s highest court […]

Joseph Saveri Participates in California Lawyer Antitrust Roundtable

(California Lawyer)  California Lawyer met with Daniel Asimow of Arnold & Porter; Maxwell Blecher of Blecher Collins Pepperman & Joye; Peter K. Huston of Sidley Austin; and Joseph Saveri of the Joseph Saveri Law Firm. The roundtable was reported by Cherree Peterson of Barkley Court Reporters. Without major federal antitrust rulings on deck this spring, […]

Joseph Saveri Law Firm Brings RICO Case on Behalf of Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians

(PRNewswire-USNewswire)  The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians today filed a lawsuit in federal court charging its former treasurer and three former senior officials with defrauding the Tribe of tens of millions of dollars that otherwise would have been used to improve the lives of Tribal members. The complaint alleges that these four individuals used vote-rigging, […]

Cal Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Cipro

The California Supreme Court today heard oral arguments In re Cipro Cases I & II.  The firm represents a class of California consumers and insurers who brought antitrust claims against Bayer Corporation, Barr Laboratories, and other generic drug companies. The suit charges that these companies entered into an illegal reverse payment agreement, forcing consumers to […]

Calif. Cipro Case Puts Pay-For-Delay Deals Under Scrutiny

(Law360)  The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next month in a proposed class action brought by purchasers of antibiotic Cipro alleging Bayer Corp. illegally paid several generics makers nearly $400 million to delay market entry, and experts say a ruling that subjects pay-for-delay settlements to a stricter standard of review could reverberate nationwide, […]

Saveri Wants to Prove Cartels Can’t Out- Muscle Small Antitrust Firm

(The Recorder)  Joseph Saveri approaches litigation the same way he approaches triathlons—he hates to lose. That’s not to say he never does. Saveri was reminded of that in Milwaukee last August, while biking along the shore of Lake Michigan in the USA Triathlon national championships.The course was picturesque, with a view of water on one […]

Titans of the Plantiffs Bar: Joseph Saveri

(Law360)  While the news that the federal government had found evidence that Apple Inc. and other tech giants had agreed not to cold call each other’s developers grabbed headlines, it took an out-of-the-box thinker like Joseph Saveri to see the potential for a class action case to recoup damages for the workers. Download The Full […]

Joseph Saveri Authors Article on Liability in U.S. Courts for Anticompetitive Conduct Abroad

An article by Joseph Saveri was featured in the August 2014 Corporate LiveWire Expert Guide on Antitrust and Competition Law. The article, entitled “Liability in United States Private Lawsuits for Damages Caused by International Cartels & Price Fixing Abroad,” examines the evolving standard for liability in the United States under the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements […]

Joseph Saveri Law Firm Files First Capacitors Price-Fixing Cartel Case

Following months of investigation, the Joseph Saveri Law Firm has filed the first capacitors price-fixing case in federal court in San Francisco. Plaintiff Chip-Tech, Ltd., on its own behalf and on behalf of a class of other capacitor purchasers like themselves, filed suit against the leading global capacitor manufacturers for per se illegal price fixing. […]

Joseph Saveri Featured in California Lawyer Class Action Roundtable

(California Lawyer)  Class actions are evolving and, in the process, have kicked off heated policy debates.  Our panel from Northern and Southern California discusses how, as companies become more complex, the courts are examining jurisdiction in national class actions, as the U.S. Supreme Court just did in Daimler AG v. Bauman (134 S.Ct. 746 (2014).  […]

Capacitor Cartel Probe Heats Up on US Civil, Criminal Sides

(Policy and Regulatory Report)  The raid of electronic capacitor companies in Japan this week is a further indication that antitrust enforcers may be pursuing a worldwide cartel involving the small, but ubiquitous product, antitrust attorneys said. “This has the hallmarks of a major international cartel investigation,” said Philip Giordano, an attorney with Kaye Scholer and […]

4 Tech Titans Settle Wage Lawsuit; The Companies Were Accused of Conspiring Not to Recruit One Another’s Workers

(Los Angeles Times)  Apple Inc., Google Inc., and two other companies have tentatively settled an antitrust lawsuit that accused the tech giants of artificially suppressing wages by conspiring not to poach one another’s talent. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of more than 64,000 technical employees, claimed that Apple, Google, Intel Corp., and Adobe Systems Inc. […]

Tech Giants Settle Antitrust Hiring Suit

(New York Times)  The workers of Silicon Valley have won an important victory over their bosses. What they did not win is a lot of money. Four of the largest technology companies tentatively settled on Thursday a class action brought by 64,000 of their engineers, who accused them of agreeing not to solicit one another’s […]

Judge OKs Conspiracy Claim in Silicon Valley ‘No Poach’ Suit

(The Recorder)  U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled Friday that plaintiffs have provided enough evidence to move forward with claims that four of the nation’s largest technology companies conspired to drive down employee wages through a web of agreements not to recruit each other’s workers. It should be up to a jury to decide whether […]

Engineers Allege Hiring Collusion in Silicon Valley

(New York Times)  Tech companies love new ideas, unless they belong to someone else.  Then any breakthroughs must be neutralized or bought.  Silicon Valley executives know all too well that a competitor’s unchecked innovation can quickly topple the mightiest tech titan. Just how far Silicon Valley will go to remove such risks is at the […]

Ninth Circuit Orders New HIV Drug Pricing Trial After Gay Juror Ousted

(SF Weekly) – A contentious antitrust trial over pricing for HIV medications will have to start all over again, after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the defendant, Abbott Laboratories, couldn’t reject a juror based on his sexual orientation. Plaintiff GlaxoSmithKline PLC had already clinched a $3.5 million verdict and prevailed on several […]

Plaintiffs Attys Say EU Antitrust Litigation Plan Falls Short

(Law 360)  Joseph Saveri and other top antitrust plaintiffs attorneys on Wednesday hailed the European Commission’s new plan to promote private antitrust damages actions as a significant step in the right direction, but warned that a reliable system of private antitrust enforcement and compensation of victims depends on the development of court processes and procedures. […]

Joseph Saveri Law Firm Expands to New Office Space

Leading San Francisco antitrust attorney Joseph R. Saveri has expanded and moved his office to San Francisco Financial District’s 505 Montgomery Street, Suite 625, San Francisco, CA 94111. The Joseph Saveri Law Firm specializes in antitrust and intellectual property litigation, complex business disputes, and class actions. With over 25 years of litigation experience, Saveri has […]

Northern District Committee Releases E-Discovery Guidelines (Joseph Saveri on Committee)

In an effort to smooth the often-complicated process of sorting through large quantities of potential evidence in a civil trial, a committee today is issuing guidelines regarding electronic discovery for the Northern District of California.  The group also drafted a model stipulated order on electronic discovery attorneys can modify and use for their own cases. […]

U.S. Department of Justice and California Attorney General File Antitrust Lawsuits Against eBay – Adding to the List of Companies Sued Over “High-Tech No-Poach Agreements ”

The U.S. Department of Justice and California Attorney General both announced today their filing of civil antitrust lawsuits against online giant eBay Inc.  The lawsuits, filed in federal court in San Jose, California, allege that eBay violated federal and California antitrust laws by agreeing not to recruit or hire employees of fellow technology giant Intuit […]

Joseph Saveri Law Firm Chosen as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers

(U.S. News & World Report)  The Joseph Saveri Law Firm, a leading San  Francisco-based antitrust litigation law group, has attained a national ranking as a “Best Law Firm” with the U.S. News & World Report for 2013. U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers released the 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings this week, providing a […]

California Lawyer – Dealing for Dollars

(California Lawyer)  Joseph Saveri, co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs’ class, was interviewed by California Lawyer regarding In re Cipro Cases I & II, currently pending oral argument before the California Supreme Court.  The suit seeks monetary damages for consumers who were forced to pay inflated prices for the popular antibiotic Cipro due to an alleged […]

Attorney Joseph Saveri Comments On “Pay-For-Delay” Case To Be Heard by California Supreme Court Involving Drug Companies’ Scheme that Cost Consumers Millions of Dollars

Attorney Joseph Saveri of San Francisco’s Joseph Saveri Law Firm announced that he and other lawyers representing California consumers have filed their final brief today in a California Supreme Court in the “pay-for-delay” case involving the drug Cipro.  The parties’ briefing is now complete. The California Supreme Court agreed to take the high-profile case, known […]

Joseph Saveri Law Firm Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in “Non-Poaching” Litigation

(The Recorder)  A federal judge is making sure lawyers move quickly in a lawsuit accusing Apple, Google, and a handful of other tech heavyweights of conspiring to suppress employees’ salaries and keep them at their jobs by entering into “non-poaching” agreements. At a case management conference Monday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose […]

San Francisco Antitrust Attorney Joseph R. Saveri Launches Saveri Law Firm

Leading San Francisco antitrust attorney Joseph R. Saveri has gone out on his own. After 20 years with plaintiffs’ firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, Saveri today announced the opening of his own law firm, the Saveri Law Firm, located in San Francisco, California. The Saveri Law Firm will specialize in antitrust and intellectual property […]

Lieff Cabraser Antitrust Chief to Launch Own Firm

(Law360)  Joseph R. Saveri, one of the attorneys behind the nonpoaching agreements case against Apple Inc. and others and price-fixing litigation over the liquid crystal display industry, plans to leave Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP in the coming weeks to set up his own practice, Saveri said Tuesday. The attorney one antitrust observer described […]

Saveri Leaving Lieff Cabraser to Start Own Firm

(The Recorder)  After 20 years at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, Joseph Saveri is breaking out on his own. The founder and chair of the firm’s antitrust group said he gave notice last week and plans to open Saveri Law Firm in late May.  Saveri shared his plans at the Northern District federal judicial conference […]

Google, Apple in Antitrust Issue: Joe Saveri Interviewed for CBS Evening News on the High-Tech Non-Hiring Conspiracy

(CBS News)  They’re known to attract the best and brightest minds. But this week, a federal judge ordered Google, Apple, and five other high-tech companies to court over accusations they violated antitrust laws by conspiring not to poach each other’s employees. CBS News correspondent Lee Cowan looks at this development. At issue is whether some […]