9th Circ. Affirms Antitrust Violations In Coupon Suit

Law360, New York (August 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a feud between marketers over alleged violations of California's antitrust laws, a federal appeals court has affirmed that coupon printer News America Marketing FSI Inc.'s exclusivity agreements with clients violate state competition laws, but has refused to reverse the district court's decision not to grant a permanent injunction against News America that it said might have injured competition.

The opinion, handed down Wednesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, supported advertising company Theme Promotions Inc.'s contention that News America's right-of-first-refusal contracts...
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