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Thayil v. Fox Broadcasting

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2012

District court dismisses plaintiff’s complaint accusing producers of American Idol and other reality competition shows of stealing his ideas and infringing his copyrights, holding that the allegedly stolen elements were not copyrightable, and that plaintiff’s conclusory allegations did not suffice to state a claim

Realnetworks, Inc, et al v DVD Copy Control Association, Inc, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2010

Court grants motion picture studios’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s antitrust claims arising from studios’ refusal to license plaintiff’s product; court holds plaintiff lacks standing to plead an antitrust claim because it failed to prove that it suffered an anti-competitive injury and failed to plead a plausible antitrust conspiracy

Starr, et al. v. Sony BMG Music Entertainment, et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2010

Second Circuit holds that the plaintiff class adequately pled violations of Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act against defendant producers and distributors of digital music, where the defendants’ alleged parallel conduct in selling music over the internet plausibly suggested that defendants entered into an agreement to fix prices and to restrain the availability and distribution of music over the internet

Washington v. National Football League

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 5 2012

District court grants NFL’s motion to dismiss class action filed by former football players alleging that, by not allowing the players the rights to game films and images from the games in which they played, the NFL is monopolizing the market for former players’ likenesses, in violation of antitrust laws

Brantley, et al. v. NBC Universal, Inc., et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 28 2009

Court dismisses plaintiff consumers’ antitrust action against defendant television networks and their cable and satellite distributors because plaintiffs failed to show that the practice of tying or bundling channels for sale to consumers results in foreclosure of third party competitors

Redbox Automated Retail LLC v. Universal City Studios LLLP, et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2009

Court denies defendant movie studio’s motion for summary judgment on anti-trust claims, holding that plaintiff sufficiently pled a Sherman Act violation by alleging that the studio induced or convinced others; court dismisses tortious interference and copyright misuse claims

Brantley v. NBC Universal, USCA Ninth Circuit, June 3, 2011

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 8 2011

Ninth Circuit holds that plaintiffs, cable and satellite TV subscribers, fail to state an antitrust claim against television programmers and distributors where the complaint alleges bundling of “high demand” and “low demand” channels and alleges injury to consumers, but fails to allege injury to competition

Arista Records LLC, et al v Lime Group LLC, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 12 2007

Thirteen record companies who filed a copyright infringement suit against the operators of a peer-to-peer network, Lime Wire, obtained dismissal of Lime Wire’s antitrust counter-claims

Antitrust and consumer protection roundup: jail time for altering documents and more than a dozen consumer settlements - Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice highly active in May 2012

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 12 2012

In one of its busiest months on record, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took action in May across the broad range of its regulatory powers in the consumer protection, advertising and antitrust arenas