Starr v. Sony BMG Music Entm't, No. 08-5637
In an antitrust action alleging a conspiracy by major record labels to fix the prices and terms under which their music would be sold over the Internet, dismissal of the complaint is reversed where: 1) plaintiffs' allegations were not required to exclude independent self-interested conduct as an explanation for defendants' parallel behavior; and 2) plaintiffs were not required to mention a specific time, place or person involved in each conspiracy allegation.
Read Starr v. Sony BMG Music Entm't, No. 08-5637
Argued: September 21, 2009
Decided: January 13, 2010
Opinion by Judge Katzmann
Gary S. Jacobson, Christopher Lovell and Imtiaz A. Siddiqui, Lovell Stewart Halebian LLP, New York, NY
Kenneth R. Logan and Helena Almeida, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, NY
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