Major Label Download Price-Fixing Lawsuit Revived
January 13, 2010 at 3:24 PM (PT)
The U.S. SECOND CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS has reinstated an antitrust lawsuit against the major labels over alleged price-fixing of Internet music downloads, reports THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. It overturned a lower court's decision to dismiss the case, asserting that there's enough factual claims to proceed as an amended consolidated lawsuit.
"We hold that plaintiffs-appellants' second consolidated amended complaint contains 'enough factual matter [taken as true] to suggest that an agreement was made,' and therefore states a claim," U.S. Circuit Judge ROBERT KATZMANN ruled.
According to counsel for the labels, the individual companies have yet to decide on how to respond to the latest decision.