Jarod Bona

Bona Law (San Diego)
Lawyer (Owner)

Jarod Bona is Principal at Bona Law PC and author of [The Antitrust Attorney Blog - http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/]. He focuses his practice on antitrust and competition law, appellate litigation, business litigation, and challenges to government conduct. Before starting his own law firm in March 2014, he practiced with DLA Piper US (LLP) and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP for a dozen years. Mr. Bona is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a former law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

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Jarod Bona A US District Court grants preliminary injunction, reminding that if a group of competitors excludes another class of competitors, the question of whether competition is harmed turns on whether the excluded class offers competitive benefits to the market (Teladoc / Texas Medical Board)

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Texas Federal Court Acts for Teladoc in Antitrust Case Against State Medical Board* It is easier to succeed in business without competition than with it. And if you are used to practicing your profession in a particular way, it is quite uncomfortable when new approaches develop that undercut (...)

Jarod Bona The US FTC approves two final orders settling charges that ski equipment manufacturers for many years illegally agreed not to compete for one another’s ski endorsers or employees (Marker Völkl / Tecnica Group)

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The FTC Orders Ski-Equipment Companies to Start Competing Again* Sometimes competition is a real hassle. If your company has a loyal customer or longtime employee, you feel betrayed when a competitor swoops in to try to “steal them.” If you are the Miami Heat, you probably don’t like that the (...)

Jarod Bona The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denies motion to dismiss hearing in a case concerning an alleged exclusion from competing in health care markets (Dr. Yvoune Kara Petrie / Virginia Board of Medicine)

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The Virginia Board of Medicine Violated the Antitrust Laws* Last week (17-23 March 2014) was a big antitrust week for the new law firm of Bona Law PC. First, it was the ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting, where antitrust lawyers from all over the world descend upon Washington, DC to obsess over (...)

Jarod Bona A US District Court grants class certification and gives its preliminary approval for a partial class action settlement of a lawsuit on the allegation of conspiracy to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley (High-Tech employees)

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The Antitrust Laws Encourage Stealing* That’s right, the antitrust laws care so much about competition that they even prohibit agreements among competitors to not steal. In a society that morally condemns stealing, this is counter-intuitive (and a good reason to learn a little bit about (...)

Jarod Bona The US Supreme Court clarifies standing requirements under the federal trademark law with possible implications for the antitrust claims (Lexmark International / Static Control Components)

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Will the Supreme Court’s Lexmark Standing Decision Lead Indirect-Purchaser Antitrust Plaintiffs to Federal Court?* While waiting for my flight to leave San Diego on my way to Washington, DC for the ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting, I saw on Twitter—the best source for immediate Supreme Court (...)

Jarod Bona The US Supreme Court grants petitions for writs of certiorari in a case dealing with the question whether a state regulatory board created by state law can be treated as a private actor under antitrust law (North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners)

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Applying the Antitrust Laws to Anticompetitive State and Local Government Conduct* Update: The Supreme Court granted review in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC on March 3, 2014 Lawyers, judges, economists, law professors, policy-makers, business leaders, trade-association (...)

Jarod Bona The US DoJ announces that three Northern California real estate investors have agreed to plead guilty for their roles in conspiracies to rig bids (Silva / Bishop / Gee)

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Even Individual Real-Estate Investors Can Violate The Antitrust Laws* When you think about a government antitrust investigation, you probably picture monopoly accusations against large companies like Microsoft in the 90’s and early 2000’s or AT&T in the 70’s and 80’s. Or perhaps you imagine a (...)

Jarod Bona The US Supreme Court rejects the attempt to justify a restrictive practice on the basis of the potential threat that competition poses to the public safety and the professional ethics (National Society of Professional Engineers)

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Classic Antitrust Cases: National Society of Professional Engineers v. United States, 435 U.S. 679 (1978)* As an antitrust attorney, over time you see the same major cases cited again and again. It is only natural that you develop favorites. Here at The Antitrust Attorney Blog, we will, from (...)

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