Sports and Entertainment


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Honigman has been very active in antitrust matters in the sports and entertainment industries. Representative cases include the following:

  • Easton v. NCAA. Claim of antitrust violations by National Collegiate Athletic Association through restrictions on use of bats in NCAA competition.
  • In re: Motorsports Merchandise Antitrust Litigation.  Defense of a class action alleging price fixing in the sale of merchandise at NASCAR races.
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway v. Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc.  Defense of antitrust claims arising out of dispute between rival auto racing leagues.
  • Full Draw Productions v. Easton Sports, Inc.  Defense of claim of group boycott in connection with archery trade show.
  • Onekama v. Grand Traverse Marine.  Defense of claim of boycott in connection with boat show.
  • Mike's Train House v. Lionel Trains.  Defense of monopolization claim with respect of the sale of model trains.
  • Kerasotes v. National Amusements.  Honigman brought antitrust claims on behalf of a regional theater chain, alleging that the National Amusements theater chain conspired with major national film distributors to obtain exclusive first run showings of films.
  • Baum v. Hillerich & Bradsby Co.  Defense of antitrust claims related to sale of baseball bats.
  • Lundsford v. Callaway Golf Co.  Defense of purported class action alleging resale price maintenance in the sale of golf clubs.
  • L.G. Motorsports, Inc. v. NGMCO, Inc. Allegation of unlawful refusal to deal with auto racing team.
  • McCourt v. California Sports.  Defense of challenge to hockey free agency rules.

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