Jason C. Hicks

Womble Bond Dickinson (Washington), Womble Bond Dickinson (Charlotte)
In-House Counsel

Jason is a trusted counselor and experienced litigator for his clients, large and small. For more than a decade, Jason has advised clients and litigated cases in a wide variety of matters involving financial services litigation, mortgage lending and foreclosure consumer finance litigation, business disputes, federal and state antitrust laws, complex regulatory matters, franchise statutes, unfair and deceptive trade practices, government contracts, advertising laws, industry-specific trade regulations, gaming law, contract disputes, business torts, and constitutional law. In that regard, Jason has represented clients in the banking, financial, manufacturing, defense, pharmaceutical, real estate, construction, furniture, tobacco and gaming industries. A native Virginian, Jason grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia, attended the University of Virginia, and served as a law clerk for Judge Samuel G. Wilson in Roanoke, Virginia, and Judge Susan H. Black on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Jason lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and practices law throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, District of Columbia and State of North Carolina.

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Jason C. Hicks The US Supreme Court holds that state agencies that are controlled by active market participants are not immune from antitrust laws unless the state also provides active supervision (North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners)


Supreme Court Rules NC Dentist Board Not Immune From Antitrust Scrutiny* Earlier this morning, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that state professional boards comprised of active market participants are not immune from antitrust laws even though the boards are formally designated as (...)

Jason C. Hicks A US District Court files an antitrust action against a boycott impeding private schools to compete on the markets for commercial exhibition of high school football contests and basketball contests in Virginia (Liberty Christian Academy / VHSL)


Do Public School Athletic Leagues Have To Admit Private High Schools?* Liberty Christian Academy (LCA), a private high school in Lynchburg, Virginia, has filed an antitrust action against the Virginia High School League (VHSL), a non-profit organization of public high schools in Virginia. The (...)

Jason C. Hicks The US Supreme Court affirms the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and gives voice to criticism against the traditional standing test for antitrust claims (Lexmark International / Static Control Components)


Supreme Court Creates New Standing Test For Asserting False Action Claim Under Lanham Act* On March 25, 2014, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion, authored by Justice Scalia, in Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc. In a previous post, I discussed my (...)

Jason C. Hicks The U.S. Supreme Court reviews a decision of a District Court in order to determine a party’s standing to maintain an action under Federal Trademark Law (Lexmark International / Static Control Components)


Supreme Court to Decide Requirements for Standing under Lanham Act* In the coming weeks, the Supreme Court will decide a case involving the proper framework for determining standing to maintain an action for false advertising under the Lanham Act. The case, Lexmark International, Inc. v. (...)

Jason C. Hicks The US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit finds in favour of the appellee on the account of its counterclaims of unjust enrichment and breach of contract in relation to a subcontracting agreement on the provision of transport and logistics for the US army in Afghanistan (Vlox / Mirzada)


Fourth Circuit Affirms $2.8 Million Jury Verdict Obtained By Womble Carlyle For Government Subcontractor* On December 16, 2013, the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion affirming a $2.8 million jury verdict obtained by a Womble Carlyle trial team, chaired by Jason Hicks, in the Eastern District of (...)

Jason C. Hicks The US District Court for the Central District of California, relying on ’common sense’, denies a motion to dismiss allegations of a ’price squeeze’ in the paper bags industry (Western Pacific Kraft / Duro)


California Court Relies on “Common Sense” in Rejecting Twombley Challenge* Perhaps there is life for conclusory antitrust claims after Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007). On May 24, the United States District Court for the Central District of California denied a motion to (...)

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