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Antitrust

Business competition is healthy in a free market economy. But when a company’s success is attacked, or a company needs to level the playing field, it’s important to hire antitrust litigators with real-world trial experience who can provide an advantage in the courtroom.

Our attorneys have handled antitrust matters in both state and federal courts. We have successfully resolved antitrust cases with dispositive motions as well as through jury trial and appeal. We represent companies, individuals and consumers who have been subjected to unreasonable anti-competitive conduct, as well as those who are accused of antitrust violations.

Additionally, we assist companies that have been victims of price-fixing cartels. We help clients determine if they have been injured, advise them regarding the status of pending class actions, and, if prudent, assist them with bringing a private claim against the offending companies.

Our attorneys do not engage in “cookie cutter” lawyering.  Many times these matters involve immediate injunction hearings, which require counsel to investigate, analyze and hire expert witnesses to rapidly present a winning case. Our ability to find the pieces of the puzzle that support our client’s argument quickly and efficiently is what sets us apart from other law firms.

We handle cases involving:

  • Monopolization
  • Exclusive dealing agreements
  • Price-fixing
  • Price discrimination
  • Tying arrangements
  • Refusal to deal
  • Restraint of trade
  • Unfair competition

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Viacom Inc. v. Hollywood Entertainment Corporation

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