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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


New FTCDOJ position will require heightened regulatory reporting of pharma, biological and diagnostic licenses
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2012

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice recently announced revisions to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act’s premerger notification rules to require enhanced reporting of transactions (including licenses) relating to patents of pharmaceutical, biological and diagnostic products


Supreme Court enforces arbitration provision barring merchants from bringing class action antitrust claims against American Express
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2013

The United States Supreme Court has issued a divided (5-3) decision in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, reaffirming the Court's


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


Price restraints no longer per se illegal
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2007

On June 28, 2007, the Supreme Court concluded in a 5-4 opinion that arrangements between manufacturers and retailers setting price floors for the resale of products to consumers are not illegal on their face and must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis


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


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


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


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