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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


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


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


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


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


Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Inc. v. Bryan
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2010

In copyright infringement action, court allows plaintiff to use defendants’ projected future profits as a factor in its monetary award calculation under 17 U.S.C. 504


John Wiley & Sons, Inc. v. Kirtsaeng
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2011

Second Circuit affirms judgment in favor of publisher, holding, as a matter of first impression, that the first sale doctrine does not apply to works manufactured outside of the United States


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


Hart-Scott-Rodino overhaul
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2011

As the latest evidence of increased antitrust enforcement, on July 7 the Federal Trade Commission and the antitrust division of the Department of Justice jointly published sweeping changes to Hart-Scott-Rodino rules


Commissioner Edith Ramirez elevated to chair of Federal Trade Commission
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2013

Filling the vacancy left by outgoing chair Jon Leibowitz, President Barack Obama named Edith Ramirez as the next head of the Federal Trade Commission