Antitrust woes for Amazon, Part 2

September 23, 2015

Antitrust Law Source author Darcy Jalandoni and editor Jay Levine pick up their discussion of the antitrust issues facing Amazon. In this episode, they discuss the parties’ positions, the result of Amazon’s recent contract dispute with Hachette…and how authors, and ultimately how American literature, will publish in the future.

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Antitrust woes for Amazon, Part 1

September 16, 2015

Since the Kindle was released in 2007, Amazon has become dominant in the e-publishing world. Amid its other legal battles over the last eight years, a dispute between authors, the traditional publishing industry and Amazon has been not so quietly brewing. Antitrust Law Source author Darcy Jalandoni and editor Jay Levine discuss some of the interesting twists and turns in the dispute, and what the next chapter holds. 

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Mergers 101 – So you have a deal, now what?

September 23, 2014

This podcast offers a brief introduction into the world of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976, more commonly referred to as the HSR Act. Two members of the Porter Wright Antitrust group, Jay Levine and Jetta Sandin, provide listeners with an overview of the history of the Act, the criteria that could make a deal subject to the Act’s reporting requirements, common pitfalls that lead to violations of the Act and the consequences of non-compliance. Stay tuned for the next addition in which Jay and Jetta walk listeners through compliance with the Act’s reporting requirements – “The Form.”

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Part Three: Section two of The Sherman Act - unilateral conduct (cont’d)

September 5, 2014

Rounding out our discussion on the Sherman Act, host Jay Levine discusses how businesses enter into contracts utilizing specific tactics to ensure they stay competitive and under what circumstances those tactics become problematic. Learn how most favored nation and non-discrimination clauses, as well as market share discounts and exchanging non-price information can be used to preclude competitive entry. Should you include them in your contract? Listen to find out more.

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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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Basics of antitrust

July 31, 2014

In this podcast host Jay Levine of Porter Wright’s Washington D.C. office provides an overview of the antitrust laws. Jay covers the impact of what different types of conduct can have on a given market, both positively and negatively, as well as how to evaluate whether there are antitrust concerns.

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