United States : The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejects allegations of conspiracy concerning the electric guitars market and clarifies analysis of hub-and-spoke agreements (Musical Instruments and Equipments)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. For some purists, the spirit of American rock'n'roll would have died with the disappearance of Elvis Presley and the accidental death of Jimi Hendrix. A decision of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, dated August 25, 2015, shows that, in any case, in the small world of musical instruments for rockers, the spirit of the market is alive and well (In re Musical Instruments and Equipments Antitrust Litigation, 2015 WL 5010644 C.A.9 (Cal.)). The case, which deals with allegations of cartels in the electric guitar sector, is above all an opportunity to revisit a recurring problem in private enforcement in the United States: for almost ten years, case law has sought

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