Amanda Norris Ames

Amanda Norris Ames

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

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March (Appellate) Madness

It has been a few months since we updated on the O’Bannon antitrust case, where federal judge Claudia Wilken ruled last summer that the NCAA’s amateurism rules violated federal antitrust laws. But this week, as the rest of...more

3/19/2015 - Antitrust Litigation Antitrust Provisions Athletes College Athletes NCAA

Ruling in First Amendment Suit Strikes Down Charlottesville Panhandling Ordinance

My office off of Charlottesville’s downtown mall provides me with a great view of each day’s activities in this lively pedestrian space. On any given day, I can see the street musicians, vendors, or the blindfolded...more

3/3/2015 - First Amendment Local Ordinance Panhandling

Minimizing Antitrust Risk in M&A Transactions

For any company looking to enter into a merger or acquisition, the laundry list of necessary pre-closing tasks can start to add up. But, just as companies must complete due diligence and identify negotiation strategies, it...more

11/13/2014 - Antitrust Provisions Corporate Sales Transactions Disclosure Requirements DOJ FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Reporting Requirements Sherman Act The Clayton Act

Parties Seek Expedited Answers on Changes to College Sports

As we discussed in more detail in our previous article, the extent to which the O’Bannon decision, which found that the NCAA operates as a “cartel” that restrains college athletics, will impact college sports largely comes...more

9/29/2014 - College Athletes Colleges NCAA Universities

O’Bannon Decision Could Open the Door to Significant Changes in Collegiate Athletics

Since Judge Claudia Wilken’s recent ruling in O’Bannon et al. v. NCAA et al., Case No. 4:09-cv-03329 (N.D.Ca.), in which the judge called the NCAA a “cartel” that restrains the college athletics market, many commentators have...more

9/8/2014 - Athletes Class Action College Athletes Injunctions Licensing Rights NCAA Revenue Sharing Scholarships

Antitrust Laws Are Rapidly Changing In Latin America

In recent travels to Central America, it’s been interesting to see the number of American companies operating and distributing in the region. So in a recent telephone conference with other antitrust practitioners, I was...more

8/21/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Antitrust Provisions Corporate Counsel Foreign Jurisdictions

EDVA Dismisses "Standards Conspiracy" Suit

Companies and trade associations involved in setting industry standards should take note of a recent decision out of the Eastern District of Virginia this month. ...more

8/1/2014 - Antitrust Conspiracies Antitrust Litigation Black & Decker Conspiracies Construction Workers Contractors Manufacturers National Association of Home Builders Safety Standards Subcontractors Trade Associations

Suit Challenging Cable Bundling Survives Motion to Dismiss

Cable subscribers, tired of being forced to purchase more obscure channels like VH1 Classic and Teen Nick in order to get their nightly Daily Show fix on Comedy Central, should be encouraged by a recent antitrust decision out...more

6/27/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Bundled Providers Cable Television Providers

Three Questions for the Third Week of the O’Bannon v. NCAA Trial

As the O’Bannon v. NCAA trial enters its third week, commentators are already predicting the fall of the “college sports cartel.” In the case, a group of about 20 current and former college men’s basketball and football...more

6/24/2014 - Antitrust Litigation NCAA Sports

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