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9th Circuit Refuses To Hear Appeal Of IPhone Users' Antitrust Claims
Posted on 1 May 2012 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 27 denied a petition for permission to appeal a district court's order decertifying a class of iPhone purchasers in their antitrust claims against Apple Inc. and AT&T Mobility Inc... Read More

DOJ Opposes Apple's Motion To Stay Injunction In E-Books Conspiracy Litigation
Posted on 3 Jan 2014 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - The U.S. Department of Justice and several states on Dec. 30 opposed Apple Inc.'s motion requesting a stay of the appointment of an external compliance monitor pending Apple's appeal to the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals of a... Read More

Court Affirms Dismissal Of Trans Fat, 'Original,' 'Classic' Advertising Claims
Posted on 9 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - A manufacturer's representation that ice cream products contain zero trans fats complies with federal labeling law, preempting California unfair competition law (UCL) claims, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held April 5 while... Read More

American Express Agrees To Settle Suit Targeting Discount Fee
Posted on 20 Dec 2013 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A hotel and movie theater operator on Dec. 19 moved for the preliminary approval of a settlement of a putative class action in a New York federal court alleging that American Express Co.'s merchant discount fee violates antitrust provisions... Read More

Antitrust Suit Against MLB, NHL, Distributors Over Showing Of Games Continues
Posted on 6 Dec 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - Consolidated putative antitrust class actions related to live-game video offerings against Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Hockey League (NHL) and their subsidiaries and member clubs, regional sports networks (RSNs) that televise... Read More

ATM Cardholders' Antitrust Claims Related To Fixed Interchange Fee Dismissed
Posted on 13 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - Automated teller machine (ATM) cardholders lack standing to seek antitrust damages related to the fixed interchange fee that a card-issuing bank pays to the ATM owner and the foreign ATM fee that the cardholder pays to his bank when the... Read More

Antitrust Defendant Not Entitled To Sanctions, Michigan Federal Judge Rules
Posted on 16 Jan 2013 by Mealeys

DETROIT - A federal judge in Michigan on Jan. 11 denied sanctions under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 against a discount soft drink syrup distributor based on its allegation that its competitor controlled a certain percent of the market in support... Read More

ARS Antitrust Claims Against Broker-Dealers Fail, 2nd Circuit Rules
Posted on 8 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 5 affirmed the dismissal of Citigroup and other financial institutions from two putative class actions that alleged that the financial institutions violated antitrust law by withdrawing support... Read More

Federal Judge Approves $10.5M Settlement In Price-Fixing Suit Against Insurers, Brokers
Posted on 2 Aug 2013 by Mealeys

TRENTON, N.J. - The New Jersey federal judge overseeing the insurance brokerage antitrust multidistrict litigation on Aug. 1 approved a $10.5 million settlement between insurance companies and policyholders who accused the insurers of conspiring with... Read More

Judge: Woman's Competition Law Claims Against 'Speedy PC' Software Company Proceed
Posted on 8 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A woman adequately supports California unfair competition law (UCL) claims alleging that a company overstated the speed and privacy benefits of its software, a federal judge held March 7 (Rose-Mai Robichaud, et al. v. Speedy PC Software... Read More

Judge: General Joint-Health Claims Not Undermined By Symptom-Specific Studies
Posted on 6 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

SAN DIEGO - Studies allegedly buttressing a woman's California unfair competition law (UCL) Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 , claims investigated glucosamine's impact on specific disease symptoms, not the general benefits promised by the... Read More

Judge: Collection On Valid But Voidable Contracts Doesn't Violate Competition Law
Posted on 22 May 2013 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - Collecting debts on valid but voidable contracts is not unlawful, unfair or fraudulent under the California unfair competition law (UCL), a federal judge held May 20 (Timothy Dufour, et al. v. Be LLC, et al., No. 09-3770, N.D. Calif.;... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Review In Antitrust Cases
Posted on 7 Oct 2013 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court denied review on Oct. 7 of several antitrust cases involving issues related to price-fixing agreements and immunity from antitrust laws. Read More

Class Certification Granted In Employees' Antitrust Suit Against High-Tech Companies
Posted on 28 Oct 2013 by Mealeys

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A California federal judge on Oct. 24 granted a supplemental motion for class certification in an antitrust suit accusing high-tech companies of conspiring to fix and suppress employee compensation and to restrict employee mobility... Read More

Judge: Chinese Company Must Defend Conspiracy Claims Related To Vitamin C Imports
Posted on 13 Feb 2013 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - In litigation alleging that Chinese corporations participated in an illegal cartel to fix prices and limit supply for exports of vitamin C to the United States, a defendant that claimed it was not a manufacturer is not entitled to summary judgment... Read More