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Brief of Amicus Curiae by Open Markets in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellants in Llacua, et al. v. Western Range Association, et al.

Date Published: September 16, 2019

Open Markets filed an amicus brief in support of thousands of immigrant shepherds who allege they are the victims of a cartel among ranchers in the Western United States. The shepherds – here on a guest worker program from Peru – in 2015 sued the ranchers and their associations for colluding to suppress their wages.

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Open Markets Filed Amicus Brief to Seventh Circuit Court in Support of Plaintiffs in Marion Diagnostic Center v. Becton, Dickinson & Co.

Date Published: April 26, 2019

Open Markets Institute filed an amicus brief to the Seventh Circuit Court in support of the plaintiffs in Marion Diagnostic Center v. Becton, Dickinson & Co. The plaintiffs, who are health care providers, allege that Becton, Dickinson & Co. illegally dominated the markets for conventional syringes, safety syringes, and safety IV catheters.

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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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