Antitrust Counterclaims Dismissed in Favor of Edgeworth Client
Edgeworth Principal Consultant Dr. David Colino was retained by ACT, a leading nonprofit organization in college and career readiness solutions, in an antitrust matter brought by a competitor alleging Section 2 claims.
ACT, after filing claims of copyright and trademark infringement against its competitor, faced counterclaims of monopolization and exclusionary conduct. The Counter-Plaintiff alleged that competition in the foundational career readiness industry was harmed by Counter-Defendant’s alleged false representations to customers and attempts to enforce IP rights.
Edgeworth was retained to respond to the analyses and opinions put forward by Plaintiff’s economic experts. Dr. Colino submitted an expert report in the case analyzing issues relevant to market definition, market power, harm to competition (including pro-competitive benefits of ACT’s alleged conduct), and damages, and was subsequently deposed.
Following Dr. Colino’s report and deposition, the US District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee dismissed the antitrust counterclaims in favor of Edgeworth’s client.