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Court Clarifies Conditions to Certify a Class Action for Damages under Section 36 of the Competition Act

On August 7, 2015, Justice R. LeBlanc of the Federal Court of Canada dismissed a motion to certify a class action in Murphy v. Amway Canada Corporation, clarifying the conditions a proposed class plaintiff must meet in order...more

Nitro Distributing v. Alticor , 565 F.3d 417

Was Amway's involvement in the breakup of a business support materials company a horizontal restraint of trade?

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The Court held that Amway’s actions did not involve a horizontal restraint of trade in violation of the anti-trust statutes. Nitro operated a "tool" business, selling support and motivational materials to Amway distributors....more

Forever Living Products v. Blannter, 1986 WL 969 (D. Arizona 1986) (Not Reported)

Forever Living Products v. Blannter

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The Court found that a company can be liable under the anti-trust laws for prohibiting its distributors from carrying competing products, but that the regular prerequisites in an anti-trust action apply in the MLM industry...more

New Jersey v. Koscot Interplanetary

Do the promotion of Koscot distributorships violate New Jersey state statutes on Consumer Fraud and Antitrust?

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The New Jersey Superior Court found that the activities of Koscot did violate New Jersey Statute. The promotional meetings of Koscot misrepresented the amount of money that distributors were currently making. Specifically,...more

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