Part Two: Section two of The Sherman Act – Non-price predation

August 14, 2014

Can one company drive out competition without resorting to pricing measures? Absolutely. Porter Wright’s Jay Levine discusses what types of conduct can be considered “non-price predication” that violate the antitrust laws.

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Part One: Section two of The Sherman Act – Unilateral conduct

August 12, 2014

In this podcast, Jay Levine continues his discussion of the Sherman Act, focusing now on unilateral conduct. Jay talks through some of the details specific to Section Two of the Act. What is monopolization, what is considered an attempt of monopolization and what types of conduct should your business avoid so you can stay aggressively competitive but not land in hot water.

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Part Two: Section one of The Sherman Act – Vertical restraints

August 12, 2014

Dealing with suppliers or customers….are there any concerns?
Can agreements with suppliers or customers, as opposed to those with competitors, ever run afoul of the Sherman Act? In this podcast, Jay Levine answers that question and provides a brief outline of the Sherman Act’s applicability to “vertical restraints.”

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Part One: Section one of The Sherman Act – Horizontal restraints

August 8, 2014

Dealing with competitors… do you know the rules?
If your company works collaboratively with competitors, such as exchanging information, agreeing on standards or engaging in a joint venture, you are subject to the parameters of the Sherman Act. In this podcast, Jay Levine provides an overview of the Sherman Act and the types of conduct that Section One of the Sherman Act covers – with a focus on the impact of agreements among competitors, otherwise known as “horizontal restraints.”

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Putting together a crisis plan

August 8, 2014

Antitrust cases, especially criminal ones, can bring pretty significant media coverage. Often, getting your message out quickly and in the right way can make all the difference. Colleen Marshall, Porter Wright senior attorney and co-anchor of NBC 4 Columbus’s evening news, joins Jay Levine for an in depth discussion on handling a crisis in the media.

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