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Commission approves two Dutch film funds
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • July 20 2007

The European Commission has approved two new funds in the Netherlands for promoting film-making

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

Commission doubts Spain’s new broadband regulation
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Spain
  • November 21 2008

Following criticism from the European Commission over a lack of competition on certain wholesale broadband markets (IP071968), Spain's Comisión del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones (CMT) developed rules that would regulate broadband access

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

Second Circuit revives antitrust class action complaint, perhaps lowering perceived heightened pleading standards
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 5 2010

The court's revival of this antitrust complaint will likely be an important precedent used by plaintiffs in their efforts to survive future motions to dismiss

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

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The European Commission has withdrawn from the European Court of Justice its case against Sweden for breach of the Electronic Communications Directive following Sweden's recent amendment of its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

Advocate General’s Opinion casts doubt over Greek law
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Greece
  • March 14 2008

Advocate General Kokott has issued an Opinion stating that a Greek law, which gives the Greek motor sports federation the right to authorise events in Greece, may be incompatible with European competition law

Caution for competition defence
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2008

In The Football Association Premier League Limited & Others v LCD Publishing Limited 2007 EWHC 3171 (CH), the English High Court considered an application to strike out a restraint of trade and competition defence

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