A US District Court holds that the rule granting exclusive rights to produce “A” horse shows within a 250 mile radius was exempt from antitrust liability pursuant to the doctrine of implied antitrust immunity under the Amateur Sports Act (JES Properties / USA Equestrian)

Horse Show Governing Body Mileage Rule Against Competing Horse Shows Is Subject to Summary Judgment On Ground Of Implied Antitrust Immunity* Plaintiffs, promoters of “A” Hunter-Jumper Competitions on the Florida Winter Horse Show circuit, filed an action against USA Equestrian, Inc., (“USAE”), United States Equestrian Federation Inc. (“USEF”), an affiliate, and incumbent horse show promoters, granted exclusive rights to produce “A” horse shows within a 250 mile radius (“mileage rule”), of the incumbant venue. USEF is the successor of the American Horse Show Association. Plaintiffs brought a three count complaint alleging claims of unreasonable restraint of trade under Section 1 of the Sherman Act, monopolization and attempt of monopolization under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, and claims of

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Don T. Hibner, Jr., A US District Court holds that the rule granting exclusive rights to produce “A” horse shows within a 250 mile radius was exempt from antitrust liability pursuant to the doctrine of implied antitrust immunity under the Amateur Sports Act (JES Properties / USA Equestrian), 9 May 2005, e-Competitions Bulletin Exclusivity clause, Art. N° 67412

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