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US High Court Takes on State Antitrust Action Removability Case

Companies accused of antitrust wrongdoing must prepare for a multi-front battle in different courts in different places on different timelines. To survive, they must hire defense counsel with sufficient scale and agility to...more

Plaintiffs' Bar is Whistling Past the Graveyard on Comcast

As many readers of this blog know by now, last week the Supreme Court issued yet another anti-class certification decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend (“Comcast”). While the full scope and meaning of the Court’s holding is...more

Direct Purchasers Can Bring Walker Process Claims

In Ritz Camera & Image v. SanDisk Corp., No. 2012-1183 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 20, 2012), the Federal Circuit held that direct purchasers have antitrust standing to bring Walker Process claims....more

Broadening Application Of The Filed Rate Doctrine

Originally published in Competition Law360 on September 13, 2012. Ninety years ago Justice Brandeis delivered the opinion in Keogh v. Northwestern Railway Co., 260 U.S. 156 (1922), and based on four policy reasons,...more

Emerging Trends In Indirect-Purchaser Antitrust Cases

Originally published in Competition Law360 January 19, 2012. Since the enactment of the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”), 28 U.S.C. §1332(d), federal district courts handling indirect purchaser price fixing and market...more

IP Update, Vol. 14, No. 3, March 2011

In This Issue: Patents: Is §292 (Qui Tam) Statute Unconstitutional? Need More than Mouse Disclosure and a Few CIPs to Support Human Antibody Claims; Limitation on the Number of Asserted Claims Does Not Violate Due...more

Advertising Law - June 28, 2010

In This Issue: *IAB To Produce Standards For Tablet Ads *Judge Freezes Assets, Stops Operations of Telemarketing Company *Suit Against Craigslist For Fake Ads Can Proceed *Federal Reserve Board Issues Final...more

Fourth District Court of Appeal Confirms that the No "Pick Off" Rule Applies to a Potential UCL Class Action

In Wallace v. GEICO General Insurance Company (April 19, 2010) __ Cal.App.4th __, the Fourth District Court of Appeal confirmed that a defendant cannot "pick off" a potential class representative by tendering payment of their...more

Helpful Ninth Circuit Decision on Harm Standing Requirement Under California's UCL

Here's another helpful federal court decision for defending against a purported UCL class action, where there is no harmed plaintiff. The Ninth Circuit recently issued a pro-defense opinion requiring a plaintiff who...more

In the Matter of Pay Tel, et al.

Comments of NC Prisoner Legal Services

Petitioners, providers of prisoner telephone services, asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission to waive the application of one of its rules to allow increased rates. North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services opposed the...more

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