The Supreme Court's American Needle Decision Refocuses The Inquiry On What Constitutes Concerted Activity

by Maureen McGuirl In American Needle, Inc. v. NFL , 2010 U.S. LEXIS 4166 (U.S. May 24, 2010) , the Supreme Court unanimously held that the National Football League's (NFL) teams and National Football League Properties (NFLP) could not be considered a single entity incapable of engaging in concerted...

American Needle: What's The Big Deal?

In American Needle, Inc. v. NFL , 2010 U.S. LEXIS 4166 (U.S. May 24, 2010) , the Court addressed the type of conduct falling within a "contract, combination. . . or conspiracy" in restraint of trade under Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1 . Because the pendulum has swung too...