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- Resale Price Maintenance, Horizontal Conspiracies, and Antitrust Law
If you are looking for controversy, you came to the right place. Today, we discuss resale price maintenance, one of the most contentious issues in all of antitrust. If you look around and see a bunch of antitrust economists, hide your screen so they don’t start arguing with each other. Trust me; that is the last thing you want to experience.
- Anti-SLAPP Motions in California
The U.S. court system handles a vast array of civil lawsuits, from small personal or business disputes to massive corporate matters. In any system of this size, abuses are bound to happen. One notable abuse of the judicial system involves the strategic use of meritless lawsuits, known as SLAPPs, to silence or suppress dissent, criticism, or certain other constitutionally protected activities. California law provides strong protections for businesses and people who are subjects of a SLAPP.
- How Do Non-Profits Engage in Unfair Competition Measures?
Any type of redirecting consumer traffic and sales away from a business is part of unfair competition practices and activity, and even certain non-profit organizations engage in these situations sometimes. It is important to know when this occurs and how it affects the company so that the owner is able to pursue legal action when the offense is serious enough.
- When Does Unfair Competition Rise to the Level of an Actionable Offense?
It is important to understand how to deal with unfair competition in the business world, or the victim of such actions may not have any recourse based on possible actionable offenses versus those that are not yet to that level. In seeking a remedy to the activity, those affected need to gather as much evidence and attempt to resolve the matter with a lawyer.
- Does a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) Policy Violate Antitrust Laws in the United States?
We see many antitrust issues in the distribution world—and from all business perspectives: supplier, wholesale distributor, authorized retailer, and unauthorized retailer, among others. And at the retail level, we hear from both internet and brick-and-mortar stores.
- What Are the Elements for a Tortious Interference Claim under California Law?
The law of contracts governs a wide range of business and commercial activity, allowing individuals and businesses to take risks with the knowledge that they have legal recourse. Breach of contract claims, however, are only possible between parties to a binding contract. This does not cover many situations in which someone else interferes in a contractual or economic relationship.
- Is an Anticompetitive Contract Clause an Ancillary Restraint that Will Survive Antitrust Scrutiny?
Setting prices or allocating markets with your competitor is a terrible idea. Doing so is likely to lead to civil litigation and perhaps even criminal penalties.
- The Requirements of an HSR Antitrust Filing for a Merger or Acquisition in the United States
In the United States, mergers and acquisitions involving companies of a certain size must be reviewed by one of the competition authorities—the Federal Trade Commission or the Department of Justice.
- Bid-Rigging Is a Per Se Violation of the Antitrust Laws
Bid rigging violates the U.S. antitrust laws.
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) Continues to Focus on Informed Decisions
This month the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) prevailed on a motion to dismiss brought by Navient, which was founded, at least partially, on constitutional challenges. The case is Consumer Fin. Prot. Bureau v. Navient Corp. (M.D.Pa. Aug. 4, 2017, No. 3:17-CV-101) 2017 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 123825.