How Strong Is The Case Against Live Nation? An Anti-Trust Attorney Weighs In

(HYPEBOT) – Will the Division of Justice have the ability to pressure the breakup of Stay Nation and Ticketmaster? How robust is its antitrust case filed yesterday?

Lawyer Eric Enson, an Antitrust and Competitors Lawyer and Companion at Crowell & Moring, is understood for his intensive antitrust litigation expertise, together with advanced worldwide cartel investigations, antitrust class actions, claims of monopolization, and different kinds of unilateral conduct.

We requested him concerning the power of the antitrust motion and the chance of a breakup of Stay Nation and Ticketmaster.

“DOJ has a powerful case… however…”

“DOJ has alleged a powerful case that resonates with shoppers and within the court docket of public opinion, however proving antitrust circumstances to juries is tough,” stated Enson.

“Monopolization circumstances are difficult as a result of the problems are advanced, a lot of the proof will are available in by knowledgeable economist testimony, and unilateral conduct, like the kind of self-preferencing alleged, can many instances be completely authorized and aggressive. And it seems that Stay Nation and Ticketmaster could have arguments that their market share and margins are far beneath what DOJ has alleged as a consequence of new rivals,” he continued.

“There’s additionally an argument that the mix of ticketing and promotion was foreseen by the 2010 consent decree with DOJ that allowed the Stay Nation and Ticketmaster deal to proceed, so there will likely be authorized and factual questions on whether or not a break up is a legally permissible treatment on this case.”

Bruce Houghton