antitrust law

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May a district court certify a class action without resolving “merits arguments” that bear on Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23’s prerequisites for certification, including whether...

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Where a state legislature’s authorization leads to anticompetitive actions by a private actor, what standard will be applied to determine whether those actions are exempt from...

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In antitrust law, under the Horizontal Merger Guidelines, the hypothetical monopolist test is used as a framework to determine if a relevant product market is properly defined as a first step before it is determined whether a company has monopoly power...

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Trident is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. ("Illinois"). Independent Ink, Inc. v. Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

, 396 F.3d 1342, 1344 (Fed. Cir. 2005). Illinois manufactures patented inkjet printheads, patented ink containers,...

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The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners (“Board”), enacted by the Dental Practice Act, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 90–48, is a state agency comprised of six licensed dentists, one licensed dental hygienist, and one consumer member. See N.C. State Bd....

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AT&T and its affiliates (SBC at the time of filing) comprise a “vertically-integrated” monopoly in the California telecommunications market, owning both the local telephone network and the “last mile” lines that connect individual customers to the...

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Definition

The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 is a federal statute which prohibits activities that restrict interstate commerce and competition in the marketplace. The Sherman Act was amended by the Clayton Act in 1914. The Sherman Act is codified in 15...

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Under the state-action doctrine elucidated in Parker v. Brown, 317 U.S. 341 (1943), state and municipal authorities are immune from federal antitrust lawsuits for actions taken pursuant to a clearly expressed state policy that, when legislated, had...

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Overview

The law of unfair competition is primarily comprised of torts that cause economic injury to a business through a deceptive or wrongful business practice. Unfair competition can be broken down into two broad categories:

unfair...
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Overview

White-collar crime generally encompasses a variety of nonviolent crimes usually committed in commercial situations for financial gain.

The following is an inclusive list of white-collar offenses : antitrust violations, bankruptcy...