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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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