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Preserve Retail Competition
Proposals to eliminate competition in retail electric supply to consumers are in the air. A consultant to the Massachusetts attorney
United States
30 Aug 2019
District Of Massachusetts Reaffirms Broad Defense Of Filed Rate Doctrine
An important legal doctrine for companies that buy and sell in regulated markets is the "filed rate" doctrine, which limits legal challenges to rates determined by regulators
United States
9 Jul 2019
Antitrust Regulators Seek Additional Information From Cresco Labs, Origin House
Cresco Labs announced this week that United States antitrust regulators are seeking additional information about its anticipated acquisition of Origin House.
United States
24 Jun 2019
New Attorney General Spotlight: Colorado AG-Elect Phil Weiser
Democratic AG-elect Phil Weiser will bring a strong academic and policy background to the Colorado AG's office in 2019,
United States
3 Jan 2019
NY Attorney General Tackles Ticketing Practices
Several news outlets are reporting that NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has begun an anti-trust investigation of the National Football League's ticketing practices.
United States
17 Feb 2016
Coming To A Theater Near You: State Attorney General Antitrust Investigations
As holiday moviegoers shattered box office records this past weekend, both the Department of Justice and ten state attorneys general were in the midst of investigating why so many movie fans were headed to so few theater chains.
United States
4 Jan 2016
Ninth Circuit Knocks Down Unfair Competition Case Against Yelp!
For those few of you who don’t know already, Yelp! is a wildly popular website where people can share their reviews, opinions, experiences, and ratings of businesses across the country.
United States
7 Nov 2014
Copyright Antitrust Claims Against Textbook Publishers Dismissed In Longstanding Gray Market Copyright Case
It is no secret that college textbooks are expensive, and the average student has little recourse when a professor assigns specific books and editions.
United States
13 Jun 2014
Antitrust Claims Against SESAC Copyright Licenses Permitted To Proceed
PROs issue licenses to, and collect royalties from, TV stations and other parties who wish to perform or broadcast copyrighted musical compositions.
United States
24 Mar 2014
The Human Factor In Noncompete Disputes: Howie Carr Is Still Upset Over 5 Years After His Lawsuit With WRKO
One of the big names on WRKO is conservative Howie Carr, who also writes a column for the Boston Herald. Carr was involved in a lawsuit with WRKO in 2007.
United States
11 Jan 2013
New Noncompete Case From The District Of Massachusetts Highlights What An Employee Should Not Do To Defeat A Noncompete
Late last month, Judge Patti Saris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled that a noncompete was enforceable and ordered the defendant employee not to work for a competitor of the plaintiff employer for one year.
United States
13 Nov 2012
The Supreme Court Now Has The Opportunity To Review The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act
I have written much on this blog about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the split among the federal circuit courts of appeals over how it should be interpreted.
United States
13 Nov 2012
New U.S. District Court Decision From Massachusetts Makes "Inevitable Disclosure" Arguments Effective Only When Noncompetes Are Involved
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reports on a new decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts by Judge Casper that makes "inevitable disclosure" arguments effective only in cases involving noncompetition agreements.
United States
11 Jul 2012
Update On The Brocade Case: Court Dismisses Claims Based On Information From Settlement Discussions
Last month, I wrote about a trade-secret case in which a defendant employee, David Cheung, asked the court to order the plaintiff employer, Brocade Communications, to pay his attorney's fees because the claims against him were frivolous.
United States
25 Jun 2012
Executives (And One Law Firm) Allegedly Behaving Badly
A number of cases involving former executives have received national attention recently and serve as a good reminder that trade-secret, non-solicitation, and non-competition controversies can arise at the highest level of a company.
United States
8 May 2012
New Momentum To Limit Noncompetes In Massachusetts?
One of my partners, Jeff Quillen, recently brought to my attention an interesting discussion about non-competes that took place last month at a meeting of the 12x12 group.
United States
26 Aug 2011
Federal Court Denies Injunction On Procedural And Substantive Grounds
This decision from the United States District Court in Boston, denying a request for a preliminary injunction to enforce non-competition and other restrictive covenants, is notable for a few reasons.
United States
26 Aug 2011
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