Antitrust And Unfair Competition Claims

Antitrust and unfair competition law is complex. Kesselman Brantly Stockinger's attorneys are well-versed in the law and have litigated these civil claims for plaintiffs and defendants through trial in both state and federal courts, and federal and state courts of appeal. In addition to our federal practice, we have particular knowledge of California's unique antitrust, unfair competition and price discrimination regime – which diverges from its federal counterpart in important respects. KBS attorneys also offer Antitrust Counseling to businesses, including manufacturers and distributors.

We have successfully represented clients in antitrust litigation concerning horizontal and vertical price fixing, group boycotts, monopolization, refusals to deal and price discrimination. Our lawyers also have particular knowledge concerning the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust law, as well as how antitrust laws apply to trade associations. This includes the misuse of standard setting organizations to engage in collusion and tying arrangements relating to patented technologies. We have litigated claims for and consulted with clients in numerous industries, including manufacturing and distribution, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, medical device, health care, airlines, cable television, film, music and sports.

See our list of representative matters, which includes those involving antitrust and unfair competition claims.

Representative claims include:

  • Price fixing
  • Bid rigging
  • Monopolization
  • Attempted monopolization
  • Monopoly leveraging
  • Bundling
  • Tying
  • Group boycotts
  • Price discrimination
  • Predatory pricing
  • Market allocation, customer allocation and territorial allocation
  • Refusal to deal with claims
  • Exclusive dealing claims
  • California's Unfair Competition Law under Section 17200
  • Minimum resale price and minimum advertised pricing policies
  • Motion picture clearance and circuit dealing disputes
  • Noncompete agreements

To arrange an initial consultation relating to disputes arising in Los Angeles, Orange County, California, or nationwide, please contact us.