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NCAA argues for dismissal of athletes’ latest antitrust complaint
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 24 2013

Last week, the NCAA asked the Northern District of California to throw out a suit initiated in 2009 on behalf of former and current NCAA athletes


Commission clears BMGSony joint venture...again!
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • October 30 2007

At the beginning of January 2004, Bertelsmann AG and Sony notified the European Commission of their intention to create a joint venture to which Bertelsmann would contribute the worldwide recorded music business of its wholly-owned subsidiary Bertelsmann Media Group (BMG), and Sony would contribute its worldwide recorded music business, with the exception of Japan, operated by Sony Music Entertainment (IP07272


ECJ declares Greek law regulating sports events illegal
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Greece
  • July 4 2008

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has delivered a Judgment finding that a Greek law, which gives the Greek motor sports federation the right to authorise events in Greece, is incompatible with European competition law


Conditional clearance of News CorpPremiere deal
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • July 4 2008

In the first phase of merger proceedings, the European Commission has cleared the acquisition of Premiere, Germany’s pay-TV operator, by News Corp


Commission clears Sony-BMG again
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • October 5 2007

For the second time, the European Commission has cleared the creation of Sony BMG, a joint venture combining the recorded music businesses of Sony and Bertelsmann


Sweden abolishes exclusive right in digital broadcasting services
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Sweden
  • June 13 2008

The European Commission has withdrawn from the European Court of Justice its case against Sweden for breach of the Electronic Communications Directive following Sweden's recent amendment of its media law


European distribution: antitrust pitfalls arising out of warranty repair services
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • October 19 2010

In the context of its preliminary antitrust investigation into Apple's iPhone guarantee policies, the European Commission has confirmed that, in order not to infringe competition rules, suppliers should provide EU-wide warranty services, regardless of the EUEEA country where the product was purchased


False advertising injunction upheld; it’s all good and good for you
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 28 2011

In a case involving nutritional claims associated with baby formula, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a $13.5 million jury verdict won by a generic baby formula producer and permanent injunction for false advertising against its longtime legal foe, brand name baby formula producer Mead Johnson


Decryption of Premier League matches with imported decoder cards: is there a competition defence?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2008

The matter in dispute in Football Association v QC Leisure & Others 2008 EWHC 44 (Ch) was the possible anticompetitive effect of contracts between the Football Association (FA) and foreign broadcasters for the broadcasting of Premier League football matches


A combination of non-conclusory factual allegations satisfies Twombly for a Sherman Act 1 claim and can proceed to trial
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 28 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently reversed a district court decision dismissing a complaint alleging the defendants conspired to fix prices of digital music in violation of the Sherman Act 1