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Judge Stark: High Fact Bar for Anti-Trust Counterclaims

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Last week, in Magnetar Tech. Corp v. Six Flags Theme Parks, Inc., C.A. No. 07-127-LPS (D. Del. Feb. 18, 2011), Judge Stark denied a motion by some of the defendants to amend their complaint to add an antitrust counterclaim under the Section 2 of the Sherman Act. The opinion is brief and interesting. It explains the high bar for factual allegations when asserting an antitrust claim, and distinguishes such claims from the easier-to-prove inequitable conduct claims. Here, Judge Stark found that defendants had failed to meet that high bar, and denied the motion to amend.


Magnetar Tech. Corp v. Six Flags Theme Parks, Inc., C.A. No. 07-127-LPS (D. Del. Feb. 18, 2011)

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