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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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