Noerr-Pennington Protects Insurer From Antitrust Claims Over Internet Advertising

Noerr-Pennington Protects Insurer From Antitrust Claims Over Internet Advertising

LAS VEGAS - An insurance company that sued a Nevada company for unlawfully using the insurer's trademarks on a website was shielded from antitrust immunity under the Noerr-Pennington doctrine, a federal judge in Nevada ruled July 30 in the Nevada's company's lawsuit alleging that the insurer was exercising monopolistic power over the use of Internet keyword advertising (Darba Enterprises, Inc. v. Amica Mutual Insurance Company, et al.,  No. 2:12-cv-00043, D. Nev.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105468).

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