Antitrust and unfair competition litigation


Levi Strauss & Co v. Federal Pants Co. (C.D. CA) (CCH Trade Cases 62,728).
Defended Levi Strauss against resale price maintenance and other anti-trust claims filed by terminated wholesalers of denim blue jeans.

In Re Gypsum Wallboard (N.D. CA).
(386 F. Supp 959 and 565 F.2d 1123) (9th Cir.). 
Defended Johns-Manville Corp. against antitrust price-fixing claims as reseller of wallboard products

F.T.C. v. Specialty Physician Alliance.
Defended group of specialty physicians in  defense of FTC civil antitrust investigation in connection with formation of medical group representing speciality physicians in Sonoma County, CA.

Healdsburg Medical Group.
Assisted Sonoma County (CA) physicians  in forming physician medical group and advice on permissible joint activity by physicians in negotiations with HMO’s.

In re Insurance Antitrust Investigation.
Successfully defended insurance trade association and it member companies accused of conspiracy and price-fixing claims by the California Attorney General’s office in connection with the insurance industry efforts to block passage of California Proposition 103. 

Association of California Insurance Companies.
Provided testimony on behalf of property-casualty insurance trade association before the California legislature on amendments to the California Cartwright Act regarding joint activity by members of the insurance industry.  Provided counseling re antitrust implications of lobbying efforts and other trade association activities.

Pacific Insurance and Surety Conference.
Provided antitrust counseling re trade association meetings.

Preferred Card Services v. Comdata Corp. (N.D. CA). 
Represented plaintiff in successful antitrust suit alleging Sherman Act violations in context of credit card services provided to the Nevada gaming industry.

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