MySpace's Conduct Not Anti-Competitive: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (December 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed a trial judge's decision to throw out an antitrust suit that online entertainment company LiveUniverse Inc. brought against MySpace Inc., holding that LiveUniverse hadn't adequately alleged exclusionary conduct or causal antitrust injury.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed down a 12-page ruling denying LiveUniverse's appeal on Dec. 22. LiveUniverse had alleged monopolization and attempted monopolization under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, as well as making a state law unfair business practices claim.

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