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Antitrust violation calls for unwinding of doorskin merger

After a jury determined the merger of two manufacturers in the American doorskin market violated the Clayton Antitrust Act, the remedy included unwinding the merger and ordering the sale of the acquired company.  Background JELD-WEN Inc. acquired a competitor, CMI, ...

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State-sanctioned anticompetitive conduct not actionable 

Because the Virginia legislature has conferred broad authority on local governing bodies to engage in anticompetitive conduct in the EMS vehicle services market, antitrust claims against the City of Richmond, stemming from its denial of an ambulance company’s permit to ...

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No evidence that race affected loan negotiations

Commercial Conditions requested by the City of Greensboro in connection with a proposed loan to a minority-owned television network were not unreasonable or overly burdensome. Moreover, the network did not present additional evidence establishing “a causal nexus” between any harm ...

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‘Limited fund’ settlement involving law school approved

Where there was “ample evidence” that Charlotte School of Law had limited funds to settle a class action over its compliance with the American Bar Association’s accreditation standards and the settlement was fair, reasonable and adequate, the court did not ...

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Class certified in peanut industry antitrust case

Where emails, conversations and deposition testimony, as well as the plaintiffs’ expert, suggested collusion among the defendants in the peanut selling industry resulted in approximately 12,000 farmers being underpaid, a class was certified. Background Plaintiffs are a group of peanut ...

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Contractor’s contract claim can’t be turned into fraud claim

Where a party to a teaming agreement alleged the other party breached a contractual obligation to provide resumes and certifications by submitting false and forged certifications and resumes, the fraud claim was dismissed because the source of the obligation was ...

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