Antitrust Claims Stand In Suit Over Mich. Concert Deal

Law360, New York (February 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has allowed the owners of a Michigan arena to proceed with antitrust claims against a Grand Rapids convention authority, alleging that the authority struck an unfair deal with concert production company Live Nation Inc. in an attempt to monopolize the region’s concert industry.

Judge Janet T. Neff issued the ruling Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan in response to requests by the defendants to dismiss most of the claims against them in the suit, including federal antitrust...
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