News 2010

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December 22, 2010

Constantine Cannon attorney Mitchell Stoltz assisted College Broadcasters, Inc. in securing favorable copyright royalty rates and rules for educational webcasters at the federal Copyright Royalty Board. Click here for the press release.


December 9, 2010

BNA Health Law Reporter publishes article, Dealing With Antitrust Fallout From Health Care Reform, authored by Constantine Cannon partner Ankur Kapoor and associate Daniel Vitelli. Click here to read the article.

 


November 11, 2010

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, Constantine Cannon associate Mitch Stoltz moderated the D.C. Bar Legislative Committee of the Intellectual Property Section panel discussion on “The IP Enforcement Agenda: Why the Focus on Enforcement, and What Does It Mean for IP Practitioners?”

 


October 25, 2010

Partner Seth Greenstein was a panelist on the Washington DC Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA panel discussion concerning the Costco v. Omega Supreme Court Case. George Washington University Law School, Nov. 8, 2010.

 


October 22, 2010

Constantine Cannon associate Mitchell Stoltz published an article in Inside Counsel magazine on how the TiVo v. EchoStar case may effect patent holders’ access to effective remedies. Click
here to read the article.


Fall 2010

Jeff Shinder, Managing Partner of Constantine Cannon’s New York office, partners Gary Malone and Gordon Schnell, and Stan Alpert, of counsel, were selected by Super Lawyers magazine as New York Super Lawyers for 2010.
Click to read the announcements for:
Jeff Shinder,

Gary Malone,
Gordon Schnell and
Stan Alpert.


October 11, 2010

Constantine Cannon partners Axel Bernabe and Ankur Kapoor discuss the antitrust implications of accountable care organizations (“ACOs”) under the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Click here to read the article.


October 7, 2010

Important Legal Notice Regarding the Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation. Click here to read the Press Release.


September 28, 2010

Constantine Cannon partner Todd Anderson spoke about recent developments in electronic payments, payment card fraud prevention, and data breaches at a seminar organized by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington.


September 17, 2010

Constantine Cannon partners Robert Schwartz and Seth Greenstein submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court in Schwarzenegger v. ESA, a First Amendment case. Robert, Seth, and associate Mitchell Stoltz also submitted an amicus brief to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in TiVo v. EchoStar, concerning the enforcement of injunctions in patent cases.


September 14, 2010

Constantine Cannon partner Matthew L. Cantor spoke to the Practicing Law Institute today on lower courts’ trend toward softening Twombly’s “plausibility” pleading standard, particularly as demonstrated by the Second Circuit’s recent decision in Starr v. Sony BMG Music Entertainment, 592 F.3d 314 (2d. Cir. 2010), which evidences a fairer and more realistic approach to pleading requirements.


September 10, 2010

Constantine Cannon partner Ankur Kapoor is quoted in
Forbes
concerning the Cipro antitrust case.


August 23-29, 2010

A recently-published article in Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal authored by Constantine Cannon partner Gordon Schnell and associate David Scupp discusses the legal controversy surrounding college football’s BCS, which has been alleged to violate U.S. antitrust laws. Click here to read the article.


August 4, 2010

Constantine Cannon is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2011 (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). W. Stephen Cannon was selected for his work in antitrust. Douglas E. Rosenthal was selected for his work in antitrust as well as international trade and finance law.


August 3, 2010

Constantine Cannon client Jericho Specialty Imaging, a medical diagnostics firm, defeats a motion to dismiss its antitrust case by defendant CareCore National. Partner Matthew L. Cantor was quoted in Competition Law 360 regarding the victory. Click here to read the article.


July 30, 2010

Partner Matthew L. Cantor was quoted in Competition Law 360 regarding a recent California Supreme Court decision concerning antitrust’s “pass-on” defense. Click here to read the article.


July 22, 2010

Lloyd Constantine, Counsel of Constantine Cannon and founding Chairman is quoted in Business Week on Comcast’s NBC purchase.


July 20, 2010

Stan Alpert of Constantine Cannon was quoted in a CNN.com article concerning the investigation of the Gulf oil spill.


July 19, 2010

Stanley Alpert of Constantine Cannon was quoted in
Bloomberg Businessweek
in an article about the Gulf Oil Spill.


July 1, 2010

Jeffrey I. Shinder, Managing Partner of Constantine Cannon’s New York office, is quoted in
PaymentsSource.com
concerning debit card interchange rates.


June 30, 2010

Constantine Cannon associate Kerin E. Coughlin has been named to the adjunct writing faculty at Cardozo School of Law in NYC.


June 17, 2010

Constantine Cannon Of Counsel Stanley Alpert appeared on
NPR in
California discussing the BP Gulf oil spill.


June 16, 2010

Constantine Cannon, lead counsel to a group of casket purchasers in the Funeral Consumers Alliance v. Service Corp. International et al. antitrust litigation, announces plaintiffs’ settlement with defendant Stewart Enterprises, Inc.
To read the press release, click here.


June 16, 2010

Stanley Alpert was quoted in
The New York Times
in an article about the ramifications of the Gulf Oil Spill.


June 15, 2010

Jeffrey I. Shinder, Managing Partner of Constantine Cannon’s New York office, is quoted in
Reuters.com article on interchange fees.


June 14, 2010

Jeffrey I. Shinder, Managing Partner of Constantine Cannon’s New York office, is quoted in
Computerworld,
CNET News.com and
ABH News concerning a possible federal investigation into Apple’s practices.


June 4, 2010

Jeffrey I. Shinder, Managing Partner of Constantine Cannon’s New York office, is quoted in MarketWatch on Apple Inc. and Adobe Systems Inc.’s dispute over Flash technology. Click here to read the article.


June 2, 2010

Stanley Alpert of Constantine Cannon appeared on NPR discussing the BP Gulf Oil Spill and available legal remedies, government and private.


May 26, 2010

Fortune publishes article, Antitrust meets the mobile world, co-authored by Managing Partner of Constantine Cannon’s New York office Jeffrey I. Shinder. To view the article click here.


May 25, 2010

Constantine Cannon partner Matthew L. Cantor is quoted in Bloomberg and The National Law Journal on the U.S. Supreme Court’s American Needle antitrust decision.


May 25, 2010

Partners Jeffrey I. Shinder and Matthew L. Cantor comment in American Banker on the proposed interchange amendment to the financial services reform legislation.


May 24, 2010

Corporate Counsel magazine article features Constantine Cannon’s role in securing $2.75 billion antitrust recovery for Discover Financial Services in its lawsuit against Visa and MasterCard.
To read the article, click here.


May 24, 2010

Jeffrey I. Shinder, Managing Partner of Constantine Cannon’s New York office, is quoted in
The Associated Press,
Reuters.com,
New York Times,
MarketWatch,
Bloomberg.com,
The Financial Post.com,
Seattle Post Intelligencer,
Investor’s Business Daily,
Red Orbit,
Business Standard,
and San Francisco Chronicle
on the Federal Trade Commission’s decision to approve Google Inc.’s purchase of AdMob.


May 17, 2010

In re Visa Check/Mastermoney Antitrust Litigation:

  • Legal Notice Regarding the Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation:
    click here.

May 5, 2010

Jeffrey I. Shinder, Managing Partner of Constantine Cannon’s New York office, is quoted in Reuters.com on significant amendments to the federal financial services reform legislation regarding payment card interchange fees. Click here to read the article.


May 5, 2010
Jeffrey I. Shinder, Managing Partner of Constantine Cannon’s New York office, was a panelist at the Morgan Stanley Payments Summit speaking on payment card interchange fees and amendments to federal financial services reform that would significantly affect these fees.


April 22, 2010

Partners Jeffrey I. Shinder and Matthew L. Cantor are quoted in Convenience Stores News on the significance of the electronic payments interchange litigation for merchants. Click here to read the article.


April 20, 2010

Partner Seth Greenstein was quoted by the Seattle Times and Womens Wear Daily concerning the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the Costco v. Omega case addressing whether copyright law can be used to prevent domestic resale of goods manufactured abroad. Click here to view the Seattle Times article. To find out more about this case read the Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioner Costco Wholesale Corp.


April 5, 2010

Constantine Cannon partner Todd Anderson participated on a panel (including FTC Commissioner Kovacic) sponsored by the Federalist Society on the FTC’s enforcement activities in both federal courts and administrative proceedings. Mr. Anderson discussed potential equal protection and due process challenges to the current dual DOJ/FTC enforcement regime. Click here for the panel description.


March 31, 2010

NEWS ALERT — Supreme Court Permits Otherwise Banned Class Actions to Proceed in Federal Courts. Click here to read the summary.


March 26, 2010

The GreenZine publishes article, The business of ‘green’: Fix it before it’s broken, authored by Constantine Cannon Of Counsel Stanley N. Alpert. To view the article click here.


March 18, 2010

D.C. Court of Appeals Reaffirms Constantine Cannon Victory in Law Firm Partnership Dispute
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has reaffirmed its ruling in favor of Constantine Cannon in the law firm’s representation of partner Douglas Rosenthal against his former law firm.

The Court of Appeals denied the petition for rehearing filed by Mr. Rosenthal’s former law firm, which asked the court to change its ruling affirming the jury’s verdict that Mr. Rosenthal’s old firm had breached its duty of good faith to Mr. Rosenthal by failing to fairly compensate him for outstanding results, including successfully representing families of terrorist victims in a groundbreaking lawsuit against Libya and his role in successfully representing Sun Microsystems in its antitrust litigation against Microsoft. The court disposed of the petition for rehearing with an amended decision that reaffirmed the jury verdict and Mr. Rosenthal’s right to damages for the full two-year period of his last contract with his old firm.
Click here for the amended decision.


March 18, 2010

Constantine Cannon partner Seth D. Greenstein participated on a panel entitled Royalties and Rip Offs!. Copyright Society Luncheon Event. Manhattan, New York.


March 2, 2010

Jeffrey Shinder, Managing Partner of Constantine Cannon’s New York office, was quoted in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s Microsoft Blog on the European Commission’s investigation of antitrust issues presented by Google’s search-ranking practices.


February, 2010

NEWS ALERT — A recent report issued by the New York State Unified Court System provides several recommendations to improve the handling of e-discovery in New York State courts. Recommendations include using meet and confers, alternate dispute resolution programs and appointing referees to resolve e-discovery disputes. Click here to read a summary and the full report.


February 25, 2010

Constantine Cannon partner Matthew Cantor was quoted in Crain’s New York Business on the antitrust implications of a possible takeover of St. Vincent’s Hospital by Continuum Health Partners.


February 22, 2010

Constantine Cannon partner Douglas E. Rosenthal has been nominated by in-house counsel and legal colleagues as one of the world’s pre-eminent antitrust attorneys for inclusion in the Guide to the World’s Leading Competition & Antitrust Lawyers/Economists, a London-based legal publication. The nomination reflects the global reach of Constantine Cannon’s antitrust practice and the firm’s record of exemplary service. Constantine Cannon is currently handling more than a dozen international litigation and counseling matters.


January 26, 2010

Constantine Cannon partner Matthew L. Cantor was quoted in Business Week on the U.S. Justice Department’s conditional approval of the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger. Click here to read the article.


January 15, 2010

NEWS ALERT — Justice Scheindlin’s recent landmark opinion, Pension Committee of the University of Montreal Pension Plan, et al. v. Banc of America Securities, 2010 WL 184312 (S.D.N.Y. 2010), provides comprehensive guidance regarding the duty to collect, preserve and produce evidence and the sanctions a party may incur for spoliation. Click here to read a summary and the full opinion.


January 13, 2010

Constantine Cannon partner Matthew L. Cantor, comments on CNBC on the potential fallout from the American Needle v. NFL antitrust case pending before the Supreme Court.


January 5, 2010

Constantine Cannon Wins Appeal in Law Firm Partnership Dispute

Constantine Cannon has won its appeal of a lower court’s decision in partner Douglas Rosenthal’s lawsuit against his former law firm.

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict finding that Mr. Rosenthal’s former law firm had breached its duty of good faith to Mr. Rosenthal by failing to fairly compensate him for outstanding results, including successfully representing families of terrorist victims in a groundbreaking lawsuit against Libya and his role in successfully representing Sun Microsystems in its antitrust litigation against Microsoft.

Finding that the evidence at trial supported a “sizable award of damages” to Mr. Rosenthal, the Court of Appeals reinstated damages awarded by the jury, which the trial court had improperly reduced, and even gave Mr. Rosenthal the option of seeking a new trial solely on damages. The appellate court also vacated the jury’s award of counterclaim damages against Mr. Rosenthal.

Click here for the decision.