Category Archives: market definition

Court Refuses to Dismiss a Multimillion Dollar Antitrust Suit Against a Prom Dress Maker

In Hannah’s Boutique Inc. v. Surdej et al., Northern District of Illinois Judge Amy J. St. Eve denied dress seller Peaches Boutique’s motion to dismiss a multimillion dollar suit against it.  In this suit, an upstart dress seller Hannah’s Boutique Inc. accused Peaches of violating U.S. antitrust laws by using its dominant position in the […]

Court Allows Antitrust Scholarship Cap Suit Against the NCAA to Proceed

In John Rock v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, Southern District of Indiana Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson refused to dismiss former Gardner-Webb University quarterback John Rock’s antitrust class action over the NCAA’s scholarship cap, holding that plaintiff’s amended complaint sufficiently defined a relevant market.  Rock sued NCAA, alleging that NCAA’s former ban on multiyear scholarships and the […]

Court Denies Both Parties’ Summary Judgment Motions in Neurontin MDL

In In Re Neurontin Antitrust Litigation, New Jersey District Court Judge Faith S. Hochberg denied both parties’ motions for summary judgment, saying there are many factual disputes that must be resolved.  In this multidistrict suit, direct purchaser plaintiffs, including CVS Pharmacy Inc., Rite Aid Corp., Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co. Inc., and Meijer Inc., accuse Pfizer […]

Court Dismisses Bone Mill Antitrust Case

In Lenox MacLaren Surgical Corp. v. Medtronic Inc. et al., District of Colorado Judge Richard P. Matsch dismissed for failing to sufficiently allege anticompetitive harm.  Lenox accused Medtronic of monopolizing the market for surgical bone mill devices by disparaging Lenox’s product.  In dismissing Lenox’s suit, the court held that Lenox’s claims failed because they were […]

Court Dismisses Antitrust Counterclaim in Converter Box Royalty Suit

In MPEG LA LLC v. GXI International LLC, New York Supreme Court Judge Melvin L. Schweitzer dismissed GXI International LLC’s antitrust counterclaims in MPEG LA’s breach of contract action for allegedly unpaid patent royalties.  MPEG LA manages a pool of patents covering the technology needed to make converter boxes that allow analog televisions to receive […]

FTC Judge Dismissed FTC’s Iron Pipe Fittings Price-Fixing Conspiracy Claim

In In the Matter of McWane Inc, and Star Pipe Products Ltd., Federal Trade Commission Administrative Judge D. Michael Chappell dismissed a price-fixing conspiracy claim in FTC’s law suit against McWane Inc., holding that McWane did not conspire with two other competitors — Star Pipe Products Ltd. and Sigma Corp. — to fix prices on […]

Court Dismisses Antitrust Claims Against Cancer Treatment Device Maker

In Oncology Tech Inc. v. Elekta Inc. et al., Western District of Texas Judge Harry Lee Hudspeth dismissed antitrust claims asserted by medical device maker, Oncology Tech Inc., against Impac Medical Systems Inc., holding that the lawsuit did not sufficiently establish that Impac monopolized the market for a radiation therapy component used to treat cancer. […]

Court Dismissed Baby Formula Additives Antitrust Suit

In BNLfood Investment SARL v. Martek Biosciences Corp., Maryland District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. dismissed BNLfood Investment SARL’s antitrust suit against Martek Biosciences Corp., finding that BNLfood failed to prove that Martek had anti-competitive contracts that prevented BNLfood from entering the U.S. market for baby-food DHA and ARA additives.  Belgium-based BNLfood accused its rival, […]

Court Dismisses Steel Sheet Antitrust Suit

In Stanislaus Food Products Co. v. USS-Posco Industries et al., Eastern District of California Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill granted U.S. Steel Corp., USS-Posco Industries and other steelmakers’ motion for summary judgment in a suit filed against them by tomato cannery Stanislaus Food Products Co.  Stanislaus’ suit alleged that the defendants struck a deal in 2006 […]

Court Denies Move to Dismiss Cable Set-Top Box Antitrust Class Action

In In re: MDL 2048 Cox Enterprises Inc. Set-Top Cable Television Box Antitrust Litigation, Western District of Oklahoma Judge Robin J. Cauthron denied a motion to dismiss a proposed class action by Oklahoma City customers against Cox Communications Inc.  In this suit, originally filed as part of a nationwide multidistrict class action litigation, Cox customers […]