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Eddins v. Redstone, B168079

In a class action alleging antitrust and price discrimination violations under California law involving revenue-sharing agreements between movie studios and a movie-rental company, summary judgment for defendants is reversed as to certain claims under the Unfair Practices Act and unfair competition law.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/22/2005
  • Published 11/22/2005


  • BOLAND, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Fairbank & Vincent, Robert H. Fairbank and Dirk L. Vincent, Los Angeles;  Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, Kent L. Richland, Barbara W. Ravitz and Edward L. Xanders, Los Angeles, for Plaintiffs and Appellants., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General of the State of California;  Richard M. Frank, Chief Deputy Attorney General;  Thomas Greene, Chief Assistant Attorney General;  Kathleen Foote, Senior Assistant Attorney General;  Barbara Motz, Supervising Deputy Attorney General;  and Patricia L. Nagler, Deputy Attorney General, as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Kenneth R. Logan, Kyle A. Lonergan and Seth Ribner, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Respondents Sumner Redstone, Viacom Inc. and Paramount Home Entertainment, Inc., Hogan & Hartson, Richard L. Stone and Poopak Nourafchan, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., Munger, Tolles & Olson, Glenn D. Pomerantz, David C. Dinielli and Paul J. Watford, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Universal Studios Home Video LLC., Heller Ehrman, Robert G. Badal and Edward J. Slizewski, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Scott A. Edelman and Christopher D. Dusseault, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, Inc., Vinson & Elkins, Robert C. Walters and Stacey H. Doré;  Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Seth A. Ribner, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Blockbuster Inc.
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