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Starr v. Sony BMG Music Entm't, No. 08-5637

In an antitrust action alleging a conspiracy by major record labels to fix the prices and terms under which their music would be sold over the Internet, dismissal of the complaint is reversed where: 1) plaintiffs' allegations were not required to exclude independent self-interested conduct as an explanation for defendants' parallel behavior; and 2) plaintiffs were not required to mention a specific time, place or person involved in each conspiracy allegation.

Read Starr v. Sony BMG Music Entm't, No. 08-5637

Appellate Information

Argued: September 21, 2009

Decided: January 13, 2010


Opinion by Judge Katzmann


For Appellants:

Gary S. Jacobson, Christopher Lovell and Imtiaz A. Siddiqui, Lovell Stewart Halebian LLP, New York, NY

For Appellees:

Kenneth R. Logan and Helena Almeida, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, NY