The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirms the dismissal of an antitrust counterclaim in a labor dispute (ICTSI Oregon / International Longshore and Warehouse Union / Pacific Maritime Association)

On July 24, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of an antitrust counterclaim brought by ICTSI Oregon, Inc. (ICTSI), the operator of a marine shipping facility, against the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). ILWU is a labor union that represents many ICTSI employees, including longshoremen and mechanics. PMA is a multi-employer collective bargaining association covering the West Coast of the United States, which represents employers, including ICTSI, in negotiations with labor unions. The opinion elucidates the current law surrounding the scope of Noerr-Pennington immunity and the implied labor exemption to

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  • McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Brussels)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Dusseldorf)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Brussels)

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Gregory E. Heltzer, Andrea L. Hamilton, Christian Krohs, Daniel Powers, David Henry, The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirms the dismissal of an antitrust counterclaim in a labor dispute (ICTSI Oregon / International Longshore and Warehouse Union / Pacific Maritime Association), 24 July 2017, e-Competitions July 2017, Art. N° 93366

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