In this issue:
The Use of Economics in Tying Law
This GCP collection features the research and insights of several economists and practitioners on the economics of tying law.
According to Evans testimony, Justice Stevens was quite careful in saying nothing whatsoever in his decision in Independent Ink that repudiates his decision in Jefferson Parish.
The CFI’s Decision in Sony/BMG
On July 13, 2006, the Court of First Instance (CFI) annulled the European Commission’s 2004 decision authorizing the creation of SonyBMG, a joint venture between Bertelsmann and Sony, merging their global recorded music activities.
Thoughts on Weyerhaeuser
In a relatively rare “predatory bidding” case, Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Ross-Simmons has been granted certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court, apparently in a effort to clarify whether the antitrust laws protect price competition on the buy side to the same extent that they protect price competition on the sell side.