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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Initial Thoughts On The FTC Report, "Data Brokers: A Call For Transparency And Accountability"
In a 110 page report, the FTC asked Congress to consider enacting legislation to make data broker practices more visible to consumers.
United States
30 May 2014
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This Porridge Is Just Right: Supreme Court Adopts "Zones Of Interest" Standing In False Advertising Cases
We expected the Supreme Court to use a circuit court test to determine whether Static Control had standing for a false advertising claim against Lexmark.
United States
31 Mar 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Dentists And Noncompetes
The Boston Business Litigation newsletter from Yurko, Salvesen & Remz recently brought to our attention an interesting new lawsuit involving a claim by a dental practice that a dentist violated non-competition and non-solicitation covenants he entered into when he sold his practice.
United States
17 Oct 2012
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The Key To Protecting Confidential Information From Being Taken By A Departing Employee To A Competitor: Planning
BNA has published a good article on how an employer can protect its confidential information from being taken by a departing employee to a competitor.
United States
13 Sep 2012
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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
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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
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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
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Middlesex Superior Court Not Persuaded By Estoppel Argument In Non-Compete Case
A recent case decided in the Middlesex County Superior Court illustrates how not every claim of generalized "unfairness" will be sufficient to avoid enforcement of a non-competition agreement.
United States
2 Apr 2012
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