Nov-06(1) & (2)

In this issue:

The Use of Economics in Tying Law

David Evans, Christian Ahlborn, Jorge Padilla, Michael Salinger, Nov 03, 2006

The Law and Economics of Tying

This GCP collection features the research and insights of several economists and practitioners on the economics of tying law.

David Evans, Nov 01, 2006

Testimony on Tying for the DOJ/FTC Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct

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

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Nov 03, 2006

Impala v. Commission (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

David Park, William Rooney, Nov 02, 2006

Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Ross-Simmons

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.

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