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Darcy Jalandoni

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Darcy concentrates her practice primarily in commercial disputes and tort litigation. She has experience in all aspects of civil litigation in both state and federal court, from initial case assessment through settlement, trial, and appeals. Darcy also has significant experience working with all current software platforms supporting current e-discovery requirements under both state and federal rules of civil procedure.

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Authors write the latest chapter in their ongoing saga with Amazon

The same group of authors, book publishers and booksellers that urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Amazon for antitrust violations last summer recently voiced its support for Apple in its attempt to overturn the adverse verdict against it entered by a New York federal judge in connection with the DOJ’s civil prosecution of … Continue Reading

Part three: Has® become an….. amazon? Taking a Hachette to censorship?

In parts one and two we discussed®’s growth into a true giant of the publishing industry – not simply in terms of content, cost or delivery, but in size and strength – and its past history with Apple and its rival publishers (who are also its suppliers).  As part three of this series, we consider … Continue Reading

Part Two: Has® become an….. amazon? Taking a bite out of Apple

Our second segment of this three- part series adds some background to the publishing landscape, and through the antitrust saga involving Apple and the largest publishing companies, explores how the evolution of ebooks has impacted not only consumer habits, but the publishing industry as a whole.  Check out Part One of this series here. The … Continue Reading

Supreme Court to states – actively supervise your regulating boards or else

The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners can no longer regulate the practice of dentistry without active state supervision—and neither can other state professional boards controlled by active market participants. Last Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that the state action … Continue Reading

Judge finds anti-steering rules to be anti-competitive

Last Thursday, a federal district court judge found that American Express Co.’s anti-steering rules violated U.S. antitrust laws by barring merchants from encouraging customers to use other credit cards. The ruling not only handed a victory to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the 17 state attorneys general bringing the suit, but may also, … Continue Reading

JPMorgan settles out of forex antitrust suit after judge denies motion to dismiss

Last week, a federal district judge denied a motion to dismiss filed by 12 banks in a class-action antitrust lawsuit alleging they had rigged the foreign exchange (forex) markets. In response, defendant JPMorgan Chase & Co. promptly settled the lawsuit for $99.5 million and an agreement to assist in the prosecution of claims against the … Continue Reading

The importance of the state action exemption on state licensing boards

This podcast discusses the background and potential legal implications, particularly on state licensing boards, of North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last month and previously summarized here. Jay Levine and Darcy Jalandoni, members of Porter Wright’s Antitrust Group, provide an overview of the state action … Continue Reading

How a smile might change the fortune of state licensing

One of the most important cases the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this year—at least with respect to antitrust law—involves the question of whether dentists in North Carolina can maintain a monopoly over teeth whitening services. While it hasn’t generated nearly the level of public attention as cases involving marriage equality or voting rights, North … Continue Reading