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    From Hotel Bookings to e-Books: Antitrust

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    Agency distribution, commonly used by online selling platforms, has been increasingly scrutinized under antitrust/competition laws in recent years, as evidenced by actions involving: hotel bookings, e-books, price comparison websites for auto insurance, merchandise (e.g., Amazon Marketplace), and airline bookings. Many of these cases have focused on the use of “price parity” MFNs by agency distributors. What explains this recent scrutiny? Should the antitrust/economic analysis differ from wholesale distribution?  Should a “genuine agent” exception apply?

     

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    Moderator

    ·   Michelle M. Burtis, Cornerstone Research, Washington, DC

    Panelists

    ·   Paul M. Eckles, Skadden, New York

    ·   Richard J. Gilbert, University of California, Berkeley

    ·   Angela H. Zhang, King’s College London

     

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    May 09, 2014

    2014-05-09T12:00:00 2014-05-09T13:00:00 From Hotel Bookings to e-Books: Antitrust

    Agency distribution, commonly used by online selling platforms, has been increasingly scrutinized under antitrust/competition laws in recent years, as evidenced by actions involving: hotel bookings, e-books, price comparison websites for auto insurance, merchandise (e.g., Amazon Marketplace), and airline bookings. Many of these cases have focused on the use of “price parity” MFNs by agency distributors. What explains this recent scrutiny? Should the antitrust/economic analysis differ from wholesale distribution?  Should a “genuine agent” exception apply?

     

    Learn about Section membership, or call 800-285-2221 to join with source code RAT14IP25.

     

     

    Instructions for accessing the live program will be provided in a confirmation email. For this and all upcoming events visit http://AmBar.org/ATEvents.

     

    Moderator

    ·   Michelle M. Burtis, Cornerstone Research, Washington, DC

    Panelists

    ·   Paul M. Eckles, Skadden, New York

    ·   Richard J. Gilbert, University of California, Berkeley

    ·   Angela H. Zhang, King’s College London

     

    FREE: Antitrust Section Members, Government, Nonprofit Employees and Students

    $25.00: Other non-members

     

    CLE

    The ABA is not seeking CLE credit for this program. 

    Audio Archive

    Provided all releases are obtained, MP3 recordings of this program will be available to Section members on the Committee Program Audio page.

     

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