Match Point For ATP In Battle Over New Tennis Tour

Law360, New York (August 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of small tennis organizations failed to show enough evidence suggesting that men's professional tennis association ATP Tour Inc. violated antitrust laws when it reconfigured the tournament system, a federal jury has found.

The jury verdict on Tuesday brought an end to a case in which three tennis tournament sponsors claimed that ATP's new tournament system was designed to block out competitors.

A day earlier, a district judge tossed the plaintiffs' claims that ATP had illegally converted their membership interest, that it tortiously interfered with...
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