In this issue:

linkLine Commc’ns v. SBC California, 503 F.3d 876 (9th Cir. 2007)

Jonathan Jacobson, Valentina Rucker, Jan 07, 2008

Whither Price Squeeze Antitrust?

The Ninth Circuit’s decision in LinkLine Communications, Inc. v. SBC California creates a split in circuit court decisions on price squeeze claims post-Trinko.

Jonathan Rubin, Jan 10, 2008

Comment on linkLine

The Ninth Circuit’s majority opinion in Pacific Bell Telephone Co. v. linkLine Communications, Inc. is a thoughtful and not at all unreasonable approach to the application of the antitrust laws to telecommunications.

Thomas Brown, Jan 09, 2008

linkLine v. SBC: Back to the Future?

In October, a group of academics filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant the petition for certiorari in Pacific Bell v. linkLine. In and of itself, this is not surprising. But the coalition of academics is uncommonly broad and the tone of the brief is quite strident. Although their brief is a tad alarmist, the academics are right.

David Olsky, Jan 14, 2008

Comment on linkLine: A Call for Clarity

The Ninth Circuit’s failure in linkLine to provide any objective standards as to how the factfinder should determine a “fair price” creates great uncertainty about the potential for antitrust liability whenever a monopolist lowers its price to retail customers.