INBLF Press Release – SelectUSA Summit June 2016

June 15 2016

International Network of Boutique Law Firms Sponsors SelectUSA Investment Summit WASHINGTON, DC, June 15, 2016 –The International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF) will be a principal service provider sponsor of the SelectUSA Investment Summit June 19-21 in Washington, D.C. View more this article here

Recent California Federal District Court Decision, in Alleged “Hub-and-Spoke” Antitrust Conspiracy, Allows Plaintiff to Aggregate Competitive Effects of Separate Vertical Agreements to Show Antitrust Injury in Claim Against the “Hub” but not the “Spokes”.

October 28 2013

In the antitrust context, a “rimless wheel” – or “hub-and-spoke” – conspiracy is not a general conspiracy but instead amounts to multiple conspiracies between the common defendant – e.g., a distributor – and each of the other defendants – e.g., multiple suppliers. This means that, absent allegations establishing a “rim” between the spokes, a hub-and-spoke…

California Courts Are Beginning To Reexamine Their Outdated Decisions Addressing Vertical Price and Other Distributional Restraints Under The Cartwright Act

October 13 2013

Thirty-five years ago, the California Supreme Court held that vertical price fixing is per se unlawful under California’s antitrust statute. 1 Since then, however, modern economic analysis and federal antitrust jurisprudence have evolved dramatically away from the antiquated common law “restraints on alienation” approach to per se condemnation. For the past thirty years, the California…

AT&T Mobility v. AU Optronics Extends The California Cartwright Act’s Expansive Geographical Scope

July 22 2013

As all California antitrust lawyers know, California’s principal antitrust statute is the Cartwright Act.1 The Act “generally outlaws any combinations or agreements which restrain trade or competition or which fix or control prices.”2 And, as the California Supreme Court recently made clear, “[f]rom its inception, [the Act] has always been focused on the punishment of…

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