The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) announced today that Langer Grogan & Diver partners Edward Diver, Howard Langer and Peter Leckman have been honored for Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice for their work on two major sports broadcasting cases: Garber v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and Laumann v. National Hockey League.
Laumann v. National Hockey League
The 32 teams in the National Football League (NFL) have unlawfully agreed to eliminate competition among themselves in broadcasting NFL games, according to a class action lawsuit filed in federal court. Represented by Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, bar owners and football fans from around the country seek an injunction to put an end to this anticompetitive arrangement and damages to compensate for the overcharges they have paid in purchasing access to live NFL broadcasts.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday approved a nonmonetary settlement in a class action accusing the NHL of conspiring to inflate the price of broadcast rights for games, and awarded plaintiffs’ attorneys $6.5 million in fees and expenses, reports Law 360’s Max Stendahl in NHL Settlement Approved In Broadcast Antitrust Case.
With the Stanley Cup Playoffs concluded, all National Hockey League fans can now get excited about viewing next season’s games, thanks especially to a proposed settlement agreement granted preliminary approval by Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin in the United States District Court.
“What we’re talking about here is a basic division of the market horizontally into exclusive territories,” Ned Diver tells Law 360 in MLB, NHL Viewers Press NY Judge To Certify Antitrust Class.
Putative class actions alleging Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and cable providers colluded to thwart competition in television and Internet sports broadcasting will go to trial after a New York federal judge refused to toss them, according to a filing made publicly available Friday. This was reported by Law 360’s Kurt Orzeck in MLB, NHL Fans’ Broadcast Antitrust Actions Headed For Trial.
In the October 19, 2013 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, business reporter Bob Fernandez writes on, Suit alleges illegal cartel on TV, Internet sports, discussing the consumer proposed-class-action lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the NHL, and regional sports networks, including those owned by Comcast and DirecTV.
In today’s Thomson Reuters legal news, Jonathan Stempel covers LGD’s class action lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the NHL and regional sports networks in Sports fans can pursue antitrust case over programs.
Dominic Patten writes in today’s Deadline Hollywood on how Major League Baseball, the NHL, Comcast and DirecTV failed in their team effort to get an antitrust class action suit against them dismissed in a New York District Court.
A group of disgruntled U.S. hockey fans is going to war against the National Hockey League, accusing the league of conspiring to overcharge customers for its game broadcasts in an antitrust lawsuit.