June 1987

Anticompetitive practices

The US Court of Appeals of Iowa (Eighth Circuit) finds a distributorship scheme to be a genuine agency relationship where a manufacturer retains significant business risks (Ryko Manufacturing / Eden Services)
United First Partners (New York)
Introduction Ryko, a manufacturer of car-wash equipment, filed an action for declaratory judgment against Eden, one of its distributors, for breach of a distributorship contract. Eden counterclaimed on several grounds, including antitrust violations, and won a jury verdict of $1.1 million in (...)

Unilateral Practices

The EU Court of Justice states article 82 may be applied to the activities of collecting societies (Basset / SACEM)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Case 402/85 G. Basset v Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique (SACEM)* 1. Articles 30 and 36 of the EEC Treaty, on a true construction, do not preclude the application of national legislation allowing a national copyright management society to charge a royalty called a (...)

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