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Innovation Limits Enough For Antitrust Suit, 9th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (October 24, 2017, 8:03 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday revived a lawsuit by CollegeNET Inc. accusing Common Application Inc. of monopolizing the standardized college application process, finding CollegeNET’s claims that its rival’s market dominance curbed innovation and choice to be enough to state an antitrust claim.

A three-judge panel reversed and remanded a 2015 ruling by an Oregon federal judge, saying CollegeNET’s claim that Common Application restricted innovation and quality in the market for college application services sufficiently established antitrust injury. The district court judge had found that while reduced...
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Case Information

Case Title

CollegeNET, Inc. v. The Common Application, Inc.

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3410 Antitrust

Date Filed

June 5, 2015

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