Calif. Court Revives Movie Theater Antitrust Row

Law360, New York (September 1, 2011, 2:06 PM EDT) -- A California state appeals court on Wednesday revived a small movie theater's antitrust fight against multiplex goliath Cinemark USA Inc., finding that Flagship Theatres of Palm Desert LLC does not necessarily have to prove Cinemark's alleged conduct hurts consumers.

The reversal gives Flagship — which owns only one movie theater, the ten-screen Cinemas Palme d'Or in Palm Desert, Calif. — another shot in its battle against Cinemark, which owns a nearby 15-screen movie theater called the Century 15 At the River, as well as a large...
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