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The US District Court for the Easter District of Michigan dismisses a Sherman Act class action lawsuit for lack of antitrust injury (Shain /Advanced Technologies)

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Procedures - Tying - Class action - Exclusive purchasing agreement - Audiovisual

US District Court dismisses a Sherman Act class action lawsuit brought by former and current Bureau of Prison inmates for lack of antitrust injury* On 28 February 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (hereinafter, “District Court”) dismissed a putative class action lawsuit filed by current and released Bureau of Prison (“BOP”) inmates who purchased MP3 players and music or other audio files against Advanced Technologies Group LLC (“ATG”) and SanDisk Corporation (SanDisk”). The plaintiffs were former and current BOP inmates. While incarcerated, plaintiffs purchased MP3 players on the BOP-operated facility’s “Commissary List” of items for sale, which included only those products that met special security features

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Valerio Cosimo Romano, The US District Court for the Easter District of Michigan dismisses a Sherman Act class action lawsuit for lack of antitrust injury (Shain /Advanced Technologies), 28 February 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2017, Art. N° 83693

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