Selected Matters by Industry Group  1  |  2  | 3  
  Telecom & Media  
  Abuse of KPN's dominant position for the termination of calls on its mobile network; European Commission Case COMP/37.704  
  Michael Pelcovits prepared a report on the call termination charges of KPN Mobile in The Netherlands. As an MCI Vice President, he also presented evidence in an oral hearing of the European Commission on KPN's discriminatory practices in the market for termination of mobile calls on wireline networks.  
  Berlyn v. The Gazette Newspapers, Washington Post, and Suburban Press Network  
  Ken Baseman filed written and deposition testimony on market definition, market power, and liability issues for the defendants in a lawsuit alleging predatory pricing and monopolization by merger in the community newspaper business. The appellate court approvingly cited Baseman's testimony in affirming the trial court's grant of summary judgment for defendants.  
  Community Publishers v. DR Partners and United States v. Nat, L.C. and DR Partners  
  Ken Baseman testified for the Antitrust Division that the merger between two daily newspapers in Northwest Arkansas was anticompetitive. Guided by Baseman's analysis, DOJ was able to persuade both the trial court and the 8th Circuit that the merger would reduce competition for both readers and advertisers.  
  Conley Publishing Group v. Journal Communications  
  Ken Baseman filed testimony for the defendant Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in a lawsuit alleging predatory pricing in the market for newspaper readers and exclusionary pricing in the market for newspaper advertisers. The trial and appellate courts relied heavily on the arguments presented in Baseman's written testimony in granting summary judgment to defendants.  
  International Telecharge, Inc., et al. v. AT&T  
  Bruce Snapp testified on damages incurred by the plaintiff operator service providers as a result of allegedly false and misleading statements by AT&T.  
  Investigation into the Obligations of Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers to Unbundle Network Elements  
  Michael Pelcovits testified before the Pennsylvania Public Service Commission concerning implementation of the rules on access to unbundled network elements.  
  Reed Elsevier's acquisition of Harcourt  
  Rick Warren-Boulton presented an analysis to DOJ in defense of Reed Elsevier's acquisition of Harcourt.  
  Singapore IDA  
  Michael Pelcovits has been consulted by the telecommunications regulatory agency in Singapore on competition policies relating to access to submarine cable landing stations and the local loop infrastructure controlled by SingTel, the incumbent telephone company. He has written reports and met with the government officials responsible for making decisions on these issues.  
  Triennial Review of unbundling obligations of incumbent local exchange carriers.  
  Michael Pelcovits submitted several expert reports and declarations to the Federal Communications Commission concerning which components of the local telephone network need to be unbundled to facilitate the development of competition. Among these reports were a model estimating the impact of regulatory decisions on the level of entry in the marketplace.  
  United States v. AT&T  
  Rick Warren-Boulton testified on the effects of vertical integration between Western Electric (equipment manufacture) and the rest of the Bell system.  
  A. Mitchell Gross v. Chrysler Corporation  
  Jon Joyce provided an expert affidavit demonstrating that the class was not damaged by violation of the Consumer Protection Act and that incidents of damage were not caused by the Defendant.  
  Bethlehem Steel Corporation v. Elkem Metals Company L.P. and Elkem ASA and Bethlehem Steel Corporation v. SKW Metals and Alloys, Inc. and SKW Trostberg AG and Charles Zak  
  Jon Joyce filed written and deposition testimony on market definition and damages in these two related but separate litigations. Both matters were settled.  
  German Cement Cartel  
  Bruce Snapp, Ken Baseman, and Rick Warren-Boulton prepared analyses of the overcharges resulting from a cartel among German manufacturers of Portland cement.  
  LaFarge Acquisition of Blue Circle  
  Ken Baseman's analysis of geographic and product markets was influential in persuading the FTC to allow LaFarge to acquire Blue Circle's U.S. cement operations with only minor divestitures (a rail terminal was divested, but LaFarge was allowed to acquire all of Blue Circle's U.S. cement plants).  
  LePage's v. Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing  
  Ken Baseman testified on behalf of plaintiff LePage's that 3M's various discount and rebate programs covering the transparent tape business were anticompetitive because they were exclusionary. LePages' prevailed at trial, and the Supreme Court declined to review the 3rd Circuit's decision affirming the verdict.  
  P.O.M. Incorporated v. Duncan Industries  
  Bruce Snapp testified in deposition and at trial on behalf of the defendant, Duncan Industries, in this case involving the only two suppliers of parking meters in the U.S. Snapp's testimony was instrumental in convincing the jury and court that the plaintiff's allegations -- that Duncan possessed monopoly power and had engaged in predatory behavior designed to drive P.O.M. from the market -- had no merit.  
  Siegal Transfer v. Carrier Express  
  Jon Joyce prepared expert witness testimony on market definition and market power. The client, Bethlehem Steel Corp., prevailed.  
  St. Gobain Acquisition of Carborundum  
  Ken Baseman's analysis of market definition and competitive effects was influential in persuading the FTC to allow St. Gobain to acquire Carborundum's specialty refractory business with only licensing remedies and without divestitures.  
  Basic Industries  
  Field Turf, Inc. v. Southwest Recreational Industries, Inc.  
  Rick Warren-Boulton's and Alan Rockwood's expert report on behalf of Southwest was influential in the court's finding that Southwest did not have monopoly power in the relevant product market. Their report also analyzed damages from claims of patent infringement, which were dismissed by the court (Kentucky).  
  Oldcastle Materials Group, various acquisitions  
  In a number of reports, Rick Warren-Boulton and Alan Rockwood analyses of product and geographic market definitions and competitive effects that were influential in obtaining regulatory approval by either the FTC, DOJ or state authority to acquire firms with overlapping operations involving construction aggregates, asphalt production and paving, ready-mix concrete and highway construction. These acquisitions were made by subsidiary firms in Connecticut (2), New York, New Jersey (4), Ohio (2) and Utah (2) without significant divestitures.  
  Southwest Recreational Industries, Inc. v. Field Turf, Inc.  
  Rick Warren-Boulton served as the expert witness for Southwest Recreational Industries. His deposition and trial testimony provided evidence of liability and estimated damages under the Lanham Act resulting in a favorable decision (Texas).  
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