July 20, 2021
In part two of their series “The Antitrust Revolution,” host Jay Levine and guest Carrie Garrison discuss the evolution of antitrust in the decades leading up to the present. They explain, in plain words, the prevailing economic theory that governed antitrust enforcement and why those principles are now coming under attack. They also discuss the public perception of antitrust enforcement, the prevailing New Brandeisian belief, and how that plays into the impending antitrust revolution.
Read a transcript of the episode here.
July 13, 2021
An antitrust revolution is definitely underway. But to understand where we may be going, you must first understand where we have been. In this podcast, Jay is joined by attorney Carrie Garrison. They will guide you through the evolution of antitrust law, from its inception to the present, and provide you the tools to better understand what all the fuss seems to be about.
Read a transcript of the episode here.
June 22, 2021
The sports and antitrust worlds eagerly awaited the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in NCAA v. Alston, a case challenging to the NCAA’s right to limit compensation paid to student-athletes. On Monday, June 21, the Supreme Court upheld the decisions by the lower courts, which found in favor of student-athletes and forbade the NCAA or the collegiate conferences from enforcing rules that limited the amount of education-related expenses schools can offer to student-athletes. Jay and colleague Luke Fedlam, head of the firm’s Sports practice and host of the Protecting Your Possibilities Podcast, discuss the decision and its implications going forward for collegiate sports, student-athletes and the NCAA.
Read the full episode transcript here.
Luke mentioned a podcast episode that focused on the importance of education. That episode is #28 “Ethics in Athlete Education.”
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October 30, 2020
This year has been a year like no other. In this episode, Jay talks to fellow partner Brett Thornton, chair of Porter Wright’s Energy, Biotech and Emerging Business practice group, about how deal work for emerging businesses has been affected by the pandemic, the elections and the possibility of changing antitrust rules.
October 22, 2020
COVID-19 has had an impact on virtually every industry in the country, but none more so than on health care. In this episode, Jay talks with John Carney, chair of Porter Wright’s Health Care Practice and former Ohio state representative, about the changes that COVID-19 has wrought on health care and on some changes the industry is likely to experience in the future.
October 20, 2020
COVID-19 has spurred all sorts of legislation. In this episode, Jay discusses some examples of COVID-19-related legislation with John Carney, Chair of Porter Wright’s Health Care Practice and former three-term Ohio state representative. The discussion includes Ohio’s recently-enacted qualified immunity legislation (HB 606) as well as some thoughts about future laws that may be on the horizon on the federal level.
June 24, 2020
The NCAA’s legal challenges regarding a student athlete’s ability to financially benefit from their name, image and likeness has ramped up. The league was hit with another class action antitrust lawsuit last week. The lawsuit comes on the heels of a decision by the Ninth Circuit affirming a bench trial victory by student-athletes. In that case, the District Court largely held that the NCAA’s rules prohibiting certain Grant-in-Aid payments to student-athletes violated the antitrust laws.
Jay Levine talks with Luke Fedlam, head of Porter Wright’s sports practice, about all of these issues. Luke provides a unique insight as he represents over 100 student athletes. As Jay and Luke explain, the issues involved have a labyrinth of complexities for the multi-billion dollar college athletics industry and for the athletes themselves.
May 4, 2020
With any large crisis, litigation follows and that will certainly be the case with the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the third and final installment of our podcast series on consumer protection and antitrust concerns during COVID-19, Jay Levine, host and partner at Porter Wright, talks to attorney Allen Carter, about the areas where businesses may be at risk for litigation, what they should be thinking about now to protect themselves and what to expect in the coming months and years.
Be sure to listen to the first podcast in this series, Antitrust during COVID-19 Part 1: Concerns about collaboration, and the second part, Antitrust during COVID-19 Part 2: Price gouging and hoarding of supplies.
April 27, 2020
If you’ve been to the store lately, you know there are a few things that are hard to find and others are increasing in price. But when does stocking up turn into hoarding or demand driving up prices turn into price gouging?
In the second of a three-part series on consumer protection and antitrust concerns during COVID-19, host Jay Levine and Porter Wright attorney Allen Carter discuss how federal and state governments protect consumers in these instances, how the COVID-19 crisis impacts the laws and what companies need to know to protect their business.
Be sure to listen to the first podcast in this series, Antitrust during COVID-19 Part 1: Concerns about collaboration. The next installment discusses what companies should be doing now to protect themselves from litigation around antitrust and consumer protection in the future.
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April 20, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen companies collaborating on some great ideas. Companies should keep in mind, however, that the antitrust laws still apply and those who don’t follow them may pay dearly later.
In the first of a three-part series about antitrust and consumer protection during COVID-19, host Jay Levine talks to Porter Wright attorney Allen Carter about how companies can collaborate during the current crisis, what business owners should do to protect themselves and how the government is helping and what it is watching out for.
The next podcast in this series will discuss price gouging and hoarding, how federal and state governments protect consumers and what companies need to know to protect their business.