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Open Markets Filed Amicus Brief to First Circuit Court in Support of New England Residents in Breiding v. Eversource Energy

Date Published: March 1, 2019

Open Markets filed an amicus brief to the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in support of New England residents in Breiding v. Eversource Energy. The plaintiffs, a class of New England residents, accuse two vertically-integrated utilities, Eversource Energy and Avangrid, of creating an artificial shortage of natural gas in New England and unleashing a chain of events that led to higher retail electricity prices.

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Open Markets Files Amicus Brief to US Supreme Court in Support of Petitioner in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailer Association v. Byrd

Date Published: November 20, 2018

“Government—federal, state, and local—constructs and structures markets. All markets therefore reflect the political and moral concerns of the sovereign of the state, which in this case is the people of the United States expressing their wishes through an amendment to the Constitution,” writes the Open Markets Institute in its amicus brief in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Byrd. Read the full brief here.

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Open Markets Files Amicus Brief to First Circuit Court of Appeals regarding UFCW Unions and Employers Midwest Health Benefits Fund v. Novartis

Date Published: September 24, 2018

Read the amicus curiae brief of the Open Markets Institute in UFCW v. Novartis here. The class action monopolization suit alleges that, in order to keep its monopoly over the cancer treatment drug Gleevec, Novartis illegally obtained a patent by submitting false information about the drug’s active ingredient to the Patent Office. 

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