Judge Pares Claims In Online Travel Content Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (December 3, 2013, 2:46 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday dismissed some of the monopoly claims brought by online booking company Pro Search Plus against Canadian rival VFM Leonardo Inc.

Pro Search had brought a second amended complaint against VFM, alleging three violation of the Sherman Act, a violation of the Lanham Act, the Copyright Act and intentional interference with contracts. According to the plaintiff, VFM engaged in anti-competitive behavior, such as tying together products and erecting barriers to switching providers. VFM controls more than three-quarters of the market for...
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