The US District Court for the District of Maryland reminds the need for a harmonious and supportable market definition to win an antitrust case (Live Nation)

Federal Court Rings Down The Curtain On Baltimore-D.C. Rock Promoters’ Antitrust Case Against Live Nation* A long-running antitrust battle of the bands between a Baltimore-D.C. area regional concert promoter and venue operator and the concert colossus Live Nation got the hook in the U.S. District Court of the District of Maryland last week when Judge J. Frederick Motz ruled that the plaintiffs had not presented evidence that Live Nation had violated the antitrust laws. Although the court found that “Live Nation is undisputedly large, and utilizes its size and global reach to sign artists to exclusive contracts and steer them to perform in venues that it owns,” the court concluded that such conduct was not anticompetitive, and thus did not violate the antitrust laws. The court’s

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Allison F. Sheedy, The US District Court for the District of Maryland reminds the need for a harmonious and supportable market definition to win an antitrust case (Live Nation), 19 February 2015, e-Competitions February 2015, Art. N° 72007

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