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Comcast Corp. v. Viamedia Inc.

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-319 7th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit erred in holding that a refusal-to-deal claim under Section 2 of the Sherman Act may proceed despite the presence of valid business justifications for the refusal, in direct conflict with Verizon Communications Inc. v. Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko and decisions of the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 9th, 10th and 11th Circuits; and (2) whether the 7th Circuit erred in allowing a plaintiff to avoid the limitations on a Section 2 refusal-to-deal claim by reframing it as some other form of anticompetitive conduct, such as tying, in direct conflict with Pacific Bell Telephone Co. v. Linkline Communications Inc. and decisions of the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th, 9th and 10th Circuits.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 04 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 13, 2020)
Sep 24 2020Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Comcast Corporation, et al.
Sep 30 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 13, 2020 to November 12, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 02 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 12, 2020.
Oct 13 2020Brief amicus curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Oct 13 2020Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Oct 13 2020Brief amici curiae of Scholars of Economics and Antitrust filed.
Oct 13 2020Brief amicus curiae of NCTA - The Internet & Television Association filed.
Nov 03 2020Brief of respondent Viamedia, Inc. in opposition filed.
Nov 16 2020Reply of petitioners Comcast Corporation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 17 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/4/2020.
Dec 07 2020The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States. Justice Barrett took no part in the consideration of this petition.