Antitrust

Attorneys for the firm successfully defended the American Gem Trade Association in an action in the United States District Court, Northern District of California from claims that it engaged in an illegal boycott in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act by denying membership to certain entities. The firm settled (on terms favorable to it's clients) claims brought in the Supreme Court of Maricopa County, Arizona against a national home medical equipment company for anti-competitive conduct in the lucrative Arizona markets. The firm also successfully defended orthodontists in the North Texas market from claims brought in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas that they engaged in an illegal boycott by prohibiting the advertisement of competitors’ prices for professional services. The firm is frequently called upon to assert and defend claims arising under the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, the Robinson-Patman Act and state antitrust statutes in the franchising context.