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The Antitrust Subsection of the Colorado Bar Association

Cordially invites you to a breakfast presentation:

“Judging a Vertical Actor in a Horizontal Conspiracy - U.S. v. Apple: Did DOJ Abandon Analytical Rigor Just to Get a Win?”
Apple lost a significant civil antitrust lawsuit brought by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice accusing Apple participating in a “horizontal” conspiracy with numerous e-book publishers to artificially raise retail prices on e-books (a per se violation of the Sherman Act).  Apple has appealed to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on several legal points, including whether Apple's “vertical” conduct should have been judged under the “rule of reason” - not the per se rule - which would have permitted Apple to prove that its conduct had actual pro-competitive effects in the e-book retail market.  U.S. v. Apple raises thorny legal issues related to the use of Most Favored Nation clauses, wholesale v. agency models for product distribution, and whether Leegin really meant what it said about vertical price restraints.
Presented by: Todd R. Seelman of  Lathrop & Gage LLP
Monday, September 8, 2014
8:30 am
CBA Executive Suite, 9th Floor
$5.00 - Phone-ins
$10.00-Antitrust Subsection Members
$15.00-Business Law Section Members
$20.00-Non-Business Law Section Members
$30.00-Non-CBA Members
Submitted for 1 general CLE credit
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Be sure to log onto the website before registering. Please RSVP by Noon, Friday, September 5, 2014.  No shows and cancellations received after noon on Friday, September 5, 2014, will be invoiced for the cost of the program.  
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