FASB Dodges Accounting IP, Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (August 18, 2011, 2:34 PM EDT) -- The Financial Accounting Standards Board on Tuesday beat Silicon Economics Inc.’s Delaware antitrust suit accusing the FASB of misappropriating an accounting standards patent and stifling competitors, with a federal judge finding SEI lacked standing and hadn’t sufficiently pled its claims.

Finding that the plaintiff had “offer[ed] only bald assertions of injury” and failed to show that it had standing, U.S. District Judge Michael M. Baylson granted the motion in part, allowing SEI to file an amended complaint.

“SEI has not offered any factual allegations on which...
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